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Latest News / Dragon Force Football Training Camp 2017

Dragon Force Football Training Camp 2017

ACDC Dynamics is very proud to have been the main sponsor for the first ever South African Dragon Force football training camp.




Organised by Zeca Marques, the former coach of Moroka Swallows cup winning team, the initiative brings over trainers from the Portuguese Primera League team FC Porto, who spend the week, not only helping local coaches learn coaching methodology and technical principles from the top flight Portuguese club, but also host a four day training clinic for children aged 5 to 15.




FC PORTO is one of the most successful clubs in Portugal. Since 1987, it has been crowned king of Europe twice, and became World Champions in 2004. Their youth development initiatives are recognised as some of the best in the world, and it really shows in the quality of their coaching.




The coaches that we were lucky enough to host, Carlos Campos, Ugo Machado, and Jose Pinto, were incredibly professional and friendly. It was clear when they discussed football, that they not only had an abundant wealth of knowledge on the topic but also a deep passion driving them to pursue their chosen careers.





Supported by a very competent crew of local coaches, the Dragon Force training camp hosted 100 children over the course of the four days. It was clear for anybody to see, that the kids really responded well to the excellent level of coaching, not only were they picking up on some great technical and tactical tips, really developing their football skills, but they were clearly having a blast at the same time. You really got the impression that some future champions were taking these lessons to heart.




The connections formed between all the participating children, not only with each other, but also with the visiting coaches was a fantastic testament to the great atmosphere fostered by all involved. It was plain to see how grateful the children were for the opportunity.



ACDC Dynamics would like to thank Zeca Marques for his spectacular organisational skills, making sure that everything ran smoothly and on time, as well as the FC Porto coaches, Carlos Campos, Ugo Machado, and Jose Pinto for really going the extra mile to make the experience an unforgettable one for all the participating children.



And of course, ACDC Dynamics would like to thank all the participating children, as well as all the parents. The excellent sportsmanship and levels of support shown were really inspiring, and made it a real pleasure for all involved on our side.



We look forward to being involved in future initiatives of this nature.

For a full list of all pictures taken around the event, please click here.