MUSCAT : Alpha Football Academy has forged a partnership with the Italian Serie B club, Venezia Football Club, in a three-year collaboration starting 1st January 2021 (with an option to extend further) to present football and commercial opportunities to both organisations. This partnership will see Venezia Football Club become an Official Club Partner, provide technical support, share resources, and set up Venice FC Oman, the first High-Performance Academy of Venezia Football Club in the Middle-East in association with Alpha Football Academy. Apart from the technical support, players can now travel to Venice, Italy, for camps and trials. Players will also have the opportunity to attend camps and trials within Oman as well. It will open a pathway for the youth of Oman into Europe.
Venice FC Oman is the first High-Performance Academy of Venezia Football Club in the Middle-East in association with Alpha Football Academy. The Academy will follow the methodology and curriculum set by the technical director of Venezia Football Club. It will ensure a high standard of training and development closely following the successful model implemented in European football.
Head of International Projects, Paolo Poggi, said: “I am extremely happy to welcome Alpha Football Academy to the Venezia Football Club family. Their willingness to share with us an elite youth football development program in the Middle-East certifies their appreciation for the work done by our academy team in Muscat last year for a camp and, in particular, by Mattia Collauto, Evans Soligo and Simone Spina. We strongly believe in the technical and human qualities of the people who will represent Venice FC Oman. This is only the first step of a project that will also expand to other Middle Eastern countries.”
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Venezia Football Club, commonly referred to as Venezia, is a professional football club based in Venice, Veneto, Italy, that currently plays in Serie B, the second tier of Italian football. Founded by a merger in 1907, Venezia has spent a large part of their history in Serie A and Serie B, the top two divisions in Italy.
Founder & Director of Alpha Football Academy, Meeran Yoosuf, said: “Alpha Football Academy is excited to announce Venezia Football Club as an Official Club Partner. Alpha Football Academy is very ambitious to be a top-level academy and produce top players. The partnership with Venezia Football Club takes us a step forward on our mission. It will ensure a high standard of training and development closely following the successful model implemented in European football. Venezia is a club with 113 years of history. Their vast experience and technical/tactical knowledge are crucial for any academy to learn from. Venezia’s willingness to help, support and educate academies to better serve their players is noteworthy. The idea of growing together, the wonderful people at the club and their technical support left us no choice but to embark on this journey together.”