Juventus coaches to help future stars hit footballing goals

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COACHES from one of the world’s biggest football clubs are holding a training camp to pass on secrets to future Scottish  stars at a university.

The Italian champions staff  will be teaching youngsters the “Juventus Way” at the University of Dundee.

The masterclass will pass on secrets taught to their star players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Paula Dybala and retired legend Andrea Pirlo to up to 90 boys and girls.

The event will be held at the University’s Riverside Playing fields and take place from October 7-11 honing their shooting, passing and dribbling abilities.

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Nicknamed ‘The Old Lady’, Juventus is Italy’s most-decorated football club and has won the country’s Serie A title for the past eight seasons.

As well as Ronaldo, world stars such as Argentina’s Paulo Dybala, Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsay currently pull on the club’s famous black-and-white shirt.

Staff from Turin will be supported by Scottish coaches to work with youngsters aged 8-14, to develop their technical, physical and mental abilities.

Paul McPate, Interim Co-Director of the University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise, said that teaming up with Juventus would help local youngsters to get a kick out of healthy living.

He said: “It is a pleasure to welcome the team from Juventus Academy Scotland to the University of Dundee.

“Promoting health and wellbeing within the local community is one of our top priorities and initiatives such as this are a fun and exciting way to engage young people in sport.

“We cannot wait to see the Juventus stars of the future taking their first steps towards Serie A with us next month.”

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Paul Clelland, from Juventus Academy Scotland, said: “Following on from the success of our first camp in Aberdeen in August, we are delighted to bring our second training camp to Dundee in October.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the players to train the ‘Juventus Way’ and are sure that they’ll enjoy the experience and learn to think differently around their football development. We are looking forward to using the fantastic facilities for football at the University of Dundee at the beginning of our partnership together”

More information on the facilities available at the Institute of Sport and Exercise is available here. Further details on Juventus Academy Scotland can be found online.

 
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