Villarreal Football Academy Kick-Starts Operations in the Philippines

Villarreal Football Academy

Football enthusiasts in the Philippines have a reason to celebrate as Villarreal CF launches its inaugural partner academy in the country, marking a significant milestone for Philippine football. Here are some details according to the report of The Philippine Star.

Expansion Project Unveiled

Under the Villarreal Academy international expansion project, Villarreal CF introduces the Villarreal Philippines Academy, the club’s first official partner academy in the Philippines. Situated in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, the academy aims to provide exceptional opportunities for football players across the nation.

Villarreal Philippines Academy is set to commence its operations with an ID camp scheduled for April. The camp will feature a Villarreal CF coach to assist in player selection. Following this, summer tournaments will take place at Villarreal CF in Spain in June. Selected players will have the chance to engage in the club’s programs and interact with its youth teams.

Pedigree of Villarreal CF

Villarreal CF, a prominent football club in Spain’s Laliga EA Sports, boasts a rich history of success. This includes winning the UEFA Europa League in 2021 and making notable appearances in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

Eumir Siao, director of Villarreal Philippines Academy, expresses his commitment to elevating youth football in the Philippines through the partnership with Villarreal CF. He emphasizes the club’s family-oriented values, aligning with the academy’s mission to foster football development in the country.

Joint academy director Neth Siao believes that Villarreal Philippines Academy will serve as a platform for Filipino players and coaches. They can experience world-class training methodologies, enhancing their skills and knowledge in the sport. The partnership aims to revolutionize football training in the Philippines and provide aspiring youth with invaluable opportunities for growth.

Inclusivity and Cultural Exchange

Mr. Siao underscores the importance of inclusivity, stating that the academy seeks to not only promote football but also impart cultural values essential for personal development. Villarreal CF’s expansion into the Philippines poised to enrich the local football landscape and foster a sense of community among enthusiasts.

Apart from the Philippines, Villarreal CF has established academies across Asia-Pacific, including Malaysia, South Korea, and Australia. This is part of its Villarreal Academy international expansion project. The launch of Villarreal Philippines Academy underscores the club’s commitment to nurturing football talent on a global scale.

The inauguration of Villarreal Philippines Academy marks a new era for football in the country. It offers promising opportunities for players and coaches, advancing the nation’s presence on the international football stage.


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Written by Marjo Piedad

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