International Schools Partnerships (ISP) has launched the Football Player Development Programme – an initiative to assist children with a passion and skill for football to improve their game.
The Football Player Development Programme, which is managed by new UEFA Europa League Champions, Villarreal, in partnership with Spain-based ISP School, Laude The British School of Vila-Real, will enable students passionate about football to improve their game, by joining the Villarreal Football Academy. As part of the football programme, ISP students can study in Spain for one school term (three months) or a full academic year (10 months).
“We are delighted with the Villarreal Football Academy partnership and happy that we are able to offer this unique opportunity to our ISP students in the Middle East. The Football Player Development Programme in Spain is an invaluable cultural experience and an amazing learning opportunity for ISP students. They have the ability to learn from the professional team at the Villarreal Football Academy, and experience the high-quality International education provided at Laude The British School of Vila-Real,” said Bharat Mansukhani, Managing Director – ISP Middle East.
Students will access an international education at an ISP School, while engaged in a football training programme with the Villarreal Football Academy
The Football Player Development Programme is open to students between the ages of 12 and 18 from ISP schools in the UAE and Qatar. These include: Aspen Heights British School and Reach British School in Abu Dhabi, The Aquila School and Nibras International School in Dubai, and Park House English School and The Hamilton International School in Doha.
“Villarreal FC’s Football Player Development Programme strives to develop excellent players but equally excellent students. We are delighted to partner locally with Laude The British School of Vila-real and globally with ISP Schools. They are at the forefront of international education,” shared Juan Anton, Head of the International Department at Villarreal FC.
The Football Player Development Programme is open to students between the ages of 12 and 18
“Our school has been working closely with the Villarreal Football Club for many years now. This experience has been built into the design of the Football Player Development Programme. We are confident it is one of the best football and schooling programmes in the world. We welcome students from our ISP Schools in the Middle East to join us and experience this for themselves,” said Rhian Cross, Headteacher, Laude The British School of Vila-real.
ISP strives to ensure a student’s learning journey includes chances to experience learning outside of the classroom and connect with other ISP students across the world. As a global group of schools, their students benefit from being part of a wider international community, which provides many additional learning and cultural opportunities.