Bank Windhoek and The Dome in Swakopmund partnered with Real Madrid’s social arm, the Real Madrid Foundation, to host a football clinic to help improve the football skills of aspiring players.
Approximately 200 hundred children between the age groups of U9 and U 15 are participating in the clinic, Bank Windhoek Corporate Social Investment manager Sanet de Waal said.
De Waal said, Bank Windhoek saw it fit to partner with The Dome in hosting the clinic as a responsible financial partner to several other sporting codes in the country.
“We are making use of this opportunity to teach young football players the importance of proper financial planning. We believe that cultivating young minds early creates a foundation that will enable sound financial decision making not only now but for the future as well. We might not turn each athlete into a professional football player but we will do our best to provide the youth with the necessary skills to succeed in life,” she said.
The focus of the clinic is not purely on the sporting and social skills of aspiring athletes, as it has also included a financial educational programme for all participating players at the end of each day.
The two top coaches from the Real Madrid Foundation that are training the young soccer players and their coaches are Carlos Gustavo Albert Garcia and Héctor Vicente.
The Real Madrid Foundation’s main objective with these clinics is to promote the values inherent in sport and the tools which can be used to contribute to the overall development of the athlete.