Manchester United puts up Clear camp
MANILA, Philippines — One of the world’s most iconic football clubs will be making its presence felt in the Philippines.
In an indication of big things to come for Philippine football, Clear Shampoo is joining forces with English club Manchester United to further spur the development of the sport here.
Unilever vice president for personal care Gina Lorenzana and Manchester United managing director for Asia Pacific Jamie Reigle announced the partnership at a press conference at Makati Shangri-La Monday.
After Chelsea and Barcelona established football schools in the country, it will be the turn of one of the most successful English clubs to share its football philosophy via a camp for some of the country’s finest players.
Dubbed as the Clear Manchester United Football Camp, the program culminates with a three-day session in April supervised by coaches of Manchester U Soccer Schools in Manila.
Thirty two of the best players from the four camps held in Manila, Cebu, Iloilo and Davao will be picked for the national camp which will be conducted by the United Football League.
“Manchester United has over 10 million followers in the Philippines and I am delighted with the opportunity to bring our soccer schools to the country through our partnership with Clear,” said Reigle.
The Cebu tryout will be held March 22 followed by the Iloilo session the next day. The Davao leg is slated March 29 with the Manila tryout on March 30.