The Real Madrid Foundation visits HBIS

Checking in at the Real Madrid Foundation soccer school this week were, from left, Tristyn Coetsee (Coerver Coaching), Cayl Coetsee (Coerver Coaching), Andres Muntaner (Real Madrid Foundation) and local programme co-ordinator and coach Keegan Walker.

The Hout Bay International School (HBIS) had a visit from a representative of The Real Madrid Foundation last week. Ignacio Abascal, along with coaches from the school and surrounding areas, ran a three-day workshop on team management on and off the field, practical footballing tips and training techniques. The foundation has many global sports schools under its umbrella, providing both curriculum and student leadership training. “HBIS is proud to host and support the Real Madrid Foundation programme in Hout Bay. It is our hope that in collaborating and hosting programmes such as the Real Madrid Foundation, we can contribute to fostering growth and achievement within the Hout Bay community,” said Gareth Jones, director of student affairs. “Mr Abascal was very excited to train our local coaches and urged them to implement what they have learned when coaching the students in their various local football programmes.”