YKK and Real Madrid Organize Football Workshops for Indonesia's Underprivileged Kids

Carlos Gustavo Albert Garcia, second from left, at a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday (05/10). (JG Photo/Amal Ganesha)

By : Amal Ganesha | on 7:33 PM October 06, 2017
Category : Sports, Football

Jakarta. The world's largest zipper manufacturer, Japanese group YKK, is teaming up with the Real Madrid Foundation in its corporate social responsibility program aiming to empower Indonesian kids and coaches through training sessions with the Spanish club's instructors in Tangerang, from Friday (06/10) to Sunday.

On Friday, Real Madrid coaches Carlos Gustavo Albert Garcia, Javier Tores and Jaime Torcal Cano delivered workshops for 30 local coaches at the International Sports Club of Indonesia, or ISCI, in South Tangerang. Cano holds UEFA Pro License, the highest level available to European coaches, while Tores has the Spanish Football Federation's Level 2 certificate.

The aim of the event was to share basic coaching skills with the coaches who work at the grassroots level.

On Saturday and Sunday, the three Spanish professionals will give a football training session to 280 children aged 10 to 14 years from Rumah Yatim Bintaro orphanage, also at ISCI.

YKK's program started three years ago.

"We are keen to see children train football, their smiles make us proud and happy," YKK Indonesia president director Tsuyoshi Izumi said.

"We want Indonesian kids to have fun, that's the most important and our main purpose. We will teach them sportsmanship through fun methods," Garcia said.

Real Madrid Foundation is the arm of the Spanish football giant for social action through football. Since its founding in 1997, it has helped more than 800,000 children in 75 countries, including Indonesia.

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