47 players have been selected to join the program in Spain

Saudi Scholarship for Developing Football Talent concludes Jeddah camp getting ready to start the season.

Today, the Saudi Scholarship for Developing Football Talent concluded at the Jeddah camp placed in King Abdullah Sports City. 47 players were selected to join the program in the Spanish city of Salou.

The program had welcomed 90 players from 35 local teams during the Jeddah camp, and they were supervised through 18 training sessions and different technical maneuvers. In addition, all the technical and physical measurements of all players were taken before starting the camp.
The program management aims to develop the selected talents through daily trainings, technical lectures, self-development, English lessons and friendly matches with important clubs and academies from Europe to prepare them for being proffesionals in European and international clubs.

Hisham Tashkandy, General Director of Saudi Scholarship for Developing Football Talent, said: “We started this year’s scholarship programme with the support and directives of HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, Minister of Sport at the camp in Jeddah, where a number of players from clubs of various division were tested.I was pleased to see outstanding talents selected by the coaching staff to join the programme in the Spanish city of Salou, where the team will carry out the technical and administrative preparation of the technical and development programmes, in addition to enrolling them in tryouts with a number of European clubs in order to sign professional contracts, as it was done with their former team-mates in previous seasons.

He also thanked all the clubs “for their response to the programme’s working team, and thanks to the talents for their commitment and seriousness in training and technical manoeuvre. Thanks as well to my colleagues in the coaching and administrative staff for their tireless work to bring out the best talent and develop them to help the national teams in the upcoming forums.