The Yellows join forces with the football academy based in Kuwait
Through the Villarreal Academy international expansion project, Villarreal CF has reached a collaboration agreement with La Academia de Fútbol Kuwait (LAF). The football academy in the Middle East was founded in July 2021 and currently has just under 200 players. LAF Kuwait works with male and female players from four to 18 years of age and all the academy’s coaches are UEFA A certified.
LAF Kuwait will be working hand in hand with Villarreal CF to implement the Yellows’ innovative methodology for the development of its players and coaches, receiving technical and managerial support as part of the collaboration. The academy boasts the best facilities in Kuwait in terms of field quality, size and maintenance; located in a prime location in Boulevard Park, the 11-a-side field are split into three 5-a-side fields.
Mr. Ghassan, CEO of LAF Kuwait, is excited for what the collaboration with Villarreal CF will bring, saying: “Partnering with such a prestigious football club will boost the experience of the management, technical director, coaches and players, through the monitor and guidance of the project director from Villarreal CF. Such a partnership will enhance the overall level of our academy.”
He added “When we held the winter camp with Villarreal CF coaches from Spain back in December 2021, we had a very good experience with the team sent from the club who were very supportive and sincere which made us think of the club as potential partners, and especially after our visit to the club in March with their warm hospitality. We believe the good relations between businesses will definitely lead to long term success for both parties.”
The collaboration between Villarreal CF and LAF Kuwait will provide unrivalled opportunities for players and coaches from Kuwait with selected players having the chance to visit Villarreal CF in Spain to take part in the Player Training Week and Team Playing Experience, in which they train with or play against Villarreal’s youth teams, respectively.
Mr. Ghassan also commented on LAF Kuwait’s long-term goals: “Our vision for our academy is to become the leading football academy in Kuwait, to raise the standards, and level up the quality of training provided to form players and teams that would be able to compete at international standards as well as serve as the hub for the internal clubs to scout for players. This vision we have in mind can be achieved with the long-term relationship, help, and affiliation with Villarreal CF.”
For more information, visit La Academia de Fútbol on Instagram: @lafkuwait.