Bulgaria’s national homeless football team will have the chance to participate in the training camp organized by GLOBUL and Manchester United. Yesterday, the team’s coach Metodi Zdravkov announced the list of nine young underprivileged men who will go to England. Eight of them will represent Bulgaria in the 2012 Homeless World Cup in Mexico.
The soccer camp will be held on September 5 and 6 in Manchester. Besides the Team of Hope players, some 18 young football talents from Varna Nayden Gerov Secondary School will participate in the camp. Their team won the 5th to 7th grade boys’ soccer tournament as part of the 2011/2012 School Games.
All participants will receive football coaching from the world-famous Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS). Besides practical sessions on Manchester United’s training ground in Carrington, the camp program also includes Old Trafford stadium & museum tour. GLOBUL will cover all camp-related expenses and will provide free soccer kits for the participants.
The Team of Hope will participate in the MUSS soccer camp as part of GLOBUL’s support for the Homeless World Cup Bulgaria project, organized by Sports Management Bulgaria. The project aims at integrating young underprivileged men and women. It included a series of tournaments aimed at selecting and training the players for Bulgaria’s national homeless football team.
The MUSS training camp will be held within the partnership of GLOBUL and Manchester United which was announced in February this year. The project is part of the operator’s corporate responsibility strategy to promote sports in Bulgaria.