Update: 14:41 | 01/10/2018
The Juventus Vietnam Football Academy officially made
The academy, stationed in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, has been equipped with modern infrastructure, promising to offer learners with training methods of European standards with the participation of professional trainers from the Turin-based football team.
Former Juventus star David Trezeguet poses with the first generation of learners at the Juventus Vietnam Football Academy.
Addressing the debut ceremony, Nguyen Huu Thang, former coach of Vietnam’s national team and BMG Chairman, stated that the joint hands between BMG and Juventus will create the best environment to foster football passion in Vietnamese children.
The training offered by both Juventus and Vietnamese talented trainers will help to result in a generation of qualified, professional and moral footballers who will be a source of players for domestic professional clubs, the national team as well as other FCs around the world, he said.
Former Juventus star David Trezeguet stated that the Italian club has opened its academy in many countries with the view of contributing to the development of the world football.
It is time to establish one in Vietnam aiming to train Vietnamese potentials in the future, he said, asking learners to strictly abide by the professional training process set by trainers in order to bring their talents into full play.
At the event, the Juventus Vietnam Football Academy introduced its first generation of learners, including 30 players aged 11 and 30 others aged 13. These 60 will be provided with free nutrition and training to develop their talents and become professional footballers in the future.
In addition to the professional training programme, the academy also implements the community football model, training those aged 3-17 without examination. During the training process, the outstanding learners will be selected to a class for the gifted to join professional training courses.
Currently, numerous football academies have been set up in Vietnam including Hoang Anh Gia Lai - Arsenal JMG Academy, Fund of Vietnamese Football Talents Football Club (PVF), and Viettel Football Academy.