What child would not dream of being coached by PSG educators for an afternoon?
A thousand young Ile-de-France footballers will have this chance during the school holidays from Monday until Friday, April 23.
For two weeks, nine clubs in Ile-de-France will host, in the space of one or two days, a team of PSG trainers who will prepare, on their field, contactless football workshops and according to the protocol. health for young players belonging to the U11 and U13 categories.
The nine clubs chosen for the event are AS Bondy, which formed Kylian Mbappé, Eragny FC, Presnel Kimpembe's first club, Racing Club de France, which launched Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Paris Alesia, US Villejuif, Tremblay FC, the Académy de football d'Epinay sur Seine, the AAS Sarcelles and the Stade de Vanves.
“We don't have a partnership with PSG but we work a lot with them,” says Mamadou Karamoko, AF Epinay-sur-Seine technical director.
Several young people from our region have signed for PSG.
This is the case, for example, of Kenny Nagera (19) who played his first match with the pros last Saturday in Strasbourg (he entered one minute from the end in place of Kylian Mbappé).
In return, PSG gives us balloons and chasubles every year.
For a small club like us, that does a lot of good.
Video of Pochettino, quiz, snack ...
The Epinay-sur-Seine club will welcome six PSG educators on Wednesday April 21.
A first session, at the beginning of the afternoon, will allow 50 young people in the U11 category to participate in a two-hour training session concocted by the Parisian coaches.
Before hitting the pitch, they'll watch a cheering video message from Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of the PSG professional team.
In addition to the training offered, budding Ile-de-France footballers will be able to have their picture taken with the 2020 French Champions trophy and test their knowledge of the history of Paris Saint-Germain during quizzes specially created for the occasion. .
A snack is also planned at the end of the training.
A kit of objects in the colors of the PSG, including a training jersey, a Gym bag, a spiral notebook, a water bottle and a key ring, will be offered to each participant.
A second session, similar, but this time with 50 young people in the U13 category, will start at the end of the afternoon.
“The kids are going to have a very beautiful afternoon, it will give them great memories,” enthuses Mamadou Karamoko.
It is only happiness to be able to organize this event with this complicated period due to the health crisis.