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Barcelona Soccer Excellence are visiting the Bay of Plenty in September and October to run

three-day training camps for the region's top youth football talent.


They will visit Rotorua and Tauranga as part of the newly formed Premier Football Partnerships

with Nelson-based coach Matt Campbell.


Barcelona Soccer Excellence, led by former Barcelona youth player Diego Gomez and his team of

UEFA-licensed coaches, has a presence in Spain, US and China and will visit New Zealand for the

first time.


"We are excited to provide unique opportunities to young footballers in New Zealand," said Campbell,

who is the general manager of a football development programme in Nelson and the West Coast.


"To get an organisation of this calibre, with their group of UEFA A licensed coaches involved, is a real

coup for the programme and the region."


The programme is open to all football players between the ages of 9 to 17, both male and female.


There are just 64 places available in each camp so space is limited to ensure each student gets quality

time with the coaches.


The clinics will run from September 29 to October 1 at Rotorua Boys' High School and October 3 to 5 at

Tauranga Boys' College.


A clinic will also be held in Hamilton from September 26 to 28.

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In what way do you think it might be good?

I can think of two positives: promote Saints..however not sure New Zealand is where we need to target yet? Or find talent....however not sure New Zealand is a hot bed of football talent yet to be discovered and it looks like Barce have the march on us?

However..... Global Saints do an absolutely outstanding job promoting the club across the world and I am sure they would appreciate the club getting out anywhere outside the UK that they already aren't and promoting our brand so yes I am in!

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