FCV Academy head to Belgium for two-week stay
After a successful 2018 Erasmus+ work placement in Belgium, FCV International Football Academy is returning to the western European country to participate in a range of activities.
The Erasmus+ programme is a European exchange project aimed at enhancing the educational and sporting experiences of students. This year’s trip will consist of coaching, training and drills, and will give the players an opportunity to showcase their abilities and skills in a different environment.
FCV Academy left on Monday 1st April and will return on Monday 14th April and during their time will have a busy schedule where the team will face KESK Leopoldsburg, Lommel SK and Berg en Dal VV. Players will train with coaches from a variety of professional clubs, whilst also joining in with training sessions alongside players from KV Mechelen and KESK Leopoldsburg during the placement.
Martin Harris, FCV Academy Director, said: “This year’s work placement will give our students a fantastic opportunity to experience different styles of European football.
“Our players will train with different coaches from professional clubs, supporting them further to enhance all aspects of their game. At the same time, they’re going to be seen by these clubs; going into their environment with the aim of performing to the standards expected at those clubs.
“The programme has two clear aims, to further help each student’s progression and understanding of the game, whilst giving them a platform to showcase their ability and skills.”
Ann Dyte, Facility Director & Welfare officer, added: “This is a great way for the players to experience something different and broaden their horizons, outside of the FCV Academy.”