Italian football giants Juventus are to open an academy in Cardiff.
This is their second foray into Wales having opened an academy in Ebbw Vale.
Italy’s most successful club will use the academy to scout for upcoming young talent.
The academy, which will be based at the House of Sport in Leckwith, Cardiff, follows the opening of a Juventus academy at the Ebbw Vale sports centre.
Registration is now open for the Cardiff academy, which opens on Monday 21 March.
Players aged 8 to 15 (boys and girls) are invited to apply for a place in Juventus’ technical programme.
Juventus Turin coaches will be present as part of a weekly training schedule.
Successful players will have the opportunity to take part in Showcase Pro Academy matches and represent Wales at the Juventus World Cup on June 22.
To register click HERE
The Juventus academy announcement comes as French footballing giants Paris Saint-Germain recently announced their first-ever PSG academy in Wales – with plans for four more academies in the near future.
Announcing their new venture with the headline: ‘Wales, Football, PSG Academy, in that order’ (a reference to the infamous Wales. Golf. Madrid flag Gareth Bale was pictured with) the French giants said that their plans had sprung up due to the passion for football in Wales due to the national team’s performances in successive European Championships.
Open to boys and girls aged 8 to 15, the PSG Academy Caerphilly offers budding footballers the opportunity to learn football and improve their skills in a fun environment.
The first training camps, based at St Martin’s School in Caerphilly, will begin during the Easter holidays.
Click on HERE find out more about the PSG Academy
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