FC Metz Scouting at CHSV

2nd March 2015

Eric Benny, the official scout for FC Metz in India was in Hari Shree Vidyalayam on 2nd March 2015. Mr. Benny, a former Indian national football player and the national team manager for 2010 has the distinction of placing 9 young footballers, aged 14-16, at the FC Metz International Football Academy in France; he is looking to make that number 100. The visit was in association with Q Sports and Football+ Academy.

A 2 hour trial was held in our school for 12-14 year olds and 15-17 year olds.  Eric used 3 sets of drills in which he looked for ball control, technique and awareness. He also conducted drills for goal keepers which involved gathering of the ball, agility and anticipation.

Once selected, the boys get the opportunity to go for a one month trial at the FC Metz International Football Academy in France where they will be vigorously trained and assessed to see if they have what it takes to be a professional footballer. This opportunity also includes an IB education alongside a 3 year program at the FC Metz Academy. Some of the best international players like Franck Ribery, Emmanuel Adebayor, Florent Malouda, Patric Battistion, Robert Pires, Louis Saha have been a part of this great club.

This is the start of a long association with Eric Benny, Q Sports and Football + that will undoubtedly see our students scale greater heights.


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