June 15th, 2018; Following what has been an exciting first season for Global Premier Soccer with our International Technical Partners, Valencia CF, five GPS SEE players visited the La Liga club under the invitation of GPS Spain (Escola of Valencia) to train under the guidance of Valencia CF staff at the Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna.
Thodoris Morfakos, Manolis Koulousias (all from Greece), Ivalo Tonchev (Bulgaria) and Mark Chidi (England) spent 4 days training on the lush pitches at Valencia’s Academy. This magical four day experience included a tour of the Mestalla as well as tickets to the final La Liga home game against Deportivo la Coruna.
This event all occurred during the same week that the GPS National Team Program South East Europe Region U15s embarked on a similar 4 day tour of Valencia, taking on the Valencia CF’s Academy teams as well as training with Valencia CF staff. Following that week of busy activity, the GPS International Academy U19 team, based in Valencia, capped it all of with a match against the Valencia CF Academy, a wonderful climax to a wonderful season.
Eyes are on the beginning of next season as the Valencia CF First Team will hold their pre-season tour in the United Kingdom where they will take on Premier League stalwarts Everton and Leicester City.