Yesterday, Cardiff City Foundation launched its brand new International Development Programme, with the help of U21s Goalkeeper Charlie Horton and Year 6 pupils of Ninian Park Primary School.
In keeping with the programme’s first international trip to Arizona in March 2015, the launch, which took place on Thanksgiving, gave the young pupils a taste of sport the American with Basketball, Baseball and American Football activities.
U21s Goalkeeper and US International, Charlie Horton came along to take an active part in the afternoon, sitting down for Q&A sessions with the youngsters.
Speaking on the afternoon, Charlie said:
“It’s great to be here with the pupils of Ninian Park Primary School and see the American themed activities taking place on a day like today. I think any time we can get the Club out there and get the exposure for the Club it’s going to be massively beneficial. Overseas interest in Cardiff City is growing and this programme will only help that continue.”
From 8th to 14th March 2015, Cardiff City FC will be delivering their first intensive training programme in Arizona at the state of the art Francisco Grande Resort.
All participants will have the opportunity to undergo athletic, technical and position-specific practical sessions as well as guidance on how to implement these into conditioned games. In the evenings, various theoretic workshops and seminars will be held to increase understanding and aid the learning process.
Players will also have the opportunity to Skype members of Cardiff City’s First Team and senior coaching staff. Throughout the week, the Foundation’s coaches will aim to instill the philosophy and values of Cardiff City FC and gives the players a real sense of the Club’s ethos.
Following on from Arizona, plans for 2015 also include trips to China, India and Africa, with more details to be confirmed in the new year.