20 November Tuesday

Municipal Soccer Academy to Raise Future Stars

With the slogan "Add Value to Your Ability", the 7th season of the Soccer Academy of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality begins to provide infrastructure support to Turkish Football and to raise stars at 25 sports facilities.

Registration started for the 7th Football Academy, a project of municipal subsidiary Spor Istanbul. 6500-star candidates will participate in the pieces of training which will be organized in 25 sports facilities of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM). Football players between the ages of 6-16 will register online until 16 December and then go to academia facilities with their parents. The Soccer Academy, which is free of charge, will start training on November 26th.

Mental and Physical Training Together

Including weekday and weekend training options the Soccer Academy will be held simultaneously in 25 sports facilities with the participation of famous athletes and academicians. Besides the sportive training, there will also be values training and social activities. It is aimed to raise mentally and physically healthy individuals with intellectual abilities and good manners. Academy students will learn to be a team player, to compete in the spirit of fair play, to learn sports culture, to have a balanced diet. The theoretical information that will be given in order to create a sports culture in society will be reinforced with little trips.

14 of 25 sports facilities to provide training are on the Anatolian side:
-Dudullu Sports Facility
-Tuzla Beach Sports Facilities
-Pendik Kaynarca Sports Facilities
-Pendik Çamlık Sports Facilities
-Pendik Beach Sports Facilities
-Kurtköy Swimming Pool and Sports Facilities
-Sultanbeyli Pond Sports Facilities
-Maltepe Beach Sports Facilities
-Haldun Alagaş Sports Complex
-Safatepesi Sports Facilities
-Bostancı Sports Facility
-Heybeliada Sports Facilities / Prince Islands
-Uğurmumcu Sports Facilities / Kartal
-Tuzla Kafkale Sports Complex

And on the European side there are 11 facilities to provide training:
-Florya Sports Facilities
-Hakkı Başar Sports Complex
-Tevfik Aydeniz Sports Complex
-Metin Oktay Sports Complex
-Hamza Yerlikaya Sports Complex
-Müjdat Gürsu Stadium and Sports Facilities
-Kuştepe Sports Facilities
-Cebeci Sports Complex
-Hidayet Türkoğlu Sports Complex
-Çırpıcı Sports Facilities
-İBB Kale Sports Facilities / Edirnekapı

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