Messi and club teammates Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Neymar, Cesc Fabregas, Dani Alves and Alexis Sanchez will be among the Barcelona players putting their full array of skills on display when the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil next month.
With its exciting brand of quick passing and free-flowing attacking football, Barcelona has taken football to a new level in recent years, making the European footballing giant the perfect team to pick up advice from.
The Official FC Barcelona Football Club Camp will take place at La Manga Club for the first time from July 21-25, giving budding stars of the future the chance to learn some of the secrets of the club and emulate their footballing idols, and is open to girls and boys between the ages of seven and 17.
Each day includes five hours’ training from Barcelona’s official coaches, recreational activities and lunch. In addition, those taking part will also receive a diploma for their attendance and training kit, plus the chance to win signed shirts from the club’s star-studded first team.
Prices start at €450 per person for a week-long training programme, while children can attend the sootball camp on an individual basis including a week’s full board accommodation in the resort’s four-star Las Lomas Village for €950 per person.
Boasting eight international-standard grass pitches, La Manga Club’s extensive facilities has made it a popular destination for some of the world’s football and sporting elite, while more than 60 teams have stayed at the five-star venue to play and train since the start of the year including the likes of Borussia Dortmund and England’s women’s side. Widely regarded as Spain’s flagship resort, La Manga Club has been at the forefront of sports and leisure destinations in Europe for more than four decades.
Set in an area three times the size of Monaco, the resort boasts unrivalled facilities as a sport and leisure venue including three 18-hole championship golf courses, a 28-court tennis centre and a 2,000sqm spa and fitness centre. It also offers the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses, and more than 20 bars and restaurants.