It is a dream come true for four Ugandan young footballers whose major aim among others in the profession is to play the game at the highest level possible.
Derrick Ocan (U18), Lisa Kakanyero (U16), Polycarp Mwaka (U15) and Owen Bradbury (U14) all of Football For Good Youth Academy (FFG) in Gulu Municipality, Northern Uganda shall be traveling to Mallorca, Spain.
The quartent shall be led by the founder and director of the Academy, Adrian Bradbury whose close relationship with Spanish Segunda side’s current club consultant, Ivan Campo has reaped fruitful dividends.
The group is expected to depart the country by the end of Apirl 2017 for a two week’s training placement and development programme at RCD Mallorca.
According to Bradbury, this will be the first ever trip to Spain for the Football For Good Youth Academy launched in Northern Uganda in January 2015.
He definitely expects to learn a lot from the experience while in Mallorca, a club that finished third in Spanish La Liga as recently as 2001, and were winners of the Copa Del Ray in 2003.
This is a great opportunity for the players and the Football For Good Academy.
Along with two weeks of football training, leadership and academic learning opportunities at Mallorca, FFG will be working closely with current club consultant Iván Campo
Campo is a former member of the Spanish national team who played at Mallorca, Bolton and Real Madrid, where he won two UEFA Champions League crowns.
The Football For Good Youth Academy has quickly become the top full-time residential youth football academy and scholarship program.
The Gulu based Academy provides a professional youth football set-up that delivers on elite training and competition, world-class education and character-building, and global opportunities on the field and in the classroom.