Campion, Real Madrid Kids for Saturday friendly
Players from the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation-run, Real Madrid Football School for Social Integration (RMFSSI) will lock horns with students of Campion College in a friendly match on the grounds of Campion College on Saturday.
Kick-off is set for 11 a.m.
The RMFSSI was inaugurated in April of 2010 by Emilio Butragueno, a former internationally acclaimed football striker and present Director of Institutional Relations for the Real Madrid Foundation. Managed by former "Reggae Boyz" goalkeeper Aaron Lawrence, the local programme is currently run on the premises of the NAZ Children's Centre in Rose Hall. In addition to football training, the "Real Madrid Kids" are taught literacy skills and Spanish.
The RMFSSI's main objective is to use football as a vehicle to facilitate the social development of vulnerable children from at-risk communities.
Post-match, the group from Montego Bay will visit the historic Devon House for a tour and treat, partly sponsored by the Devon House Development Company. The day's activities will not only be an opportunity to compete in a structured match, which is always highly motivational for the children, but will also afford them an opportunity to see landmark sites in Kingston, which, for some, is a novel experience.