International Community: Asia in focus
HELPING RECRUIT YOUNG VIETNAMESE TALENT
Since January 2016, Olympique Lyonnais has been supporting the Ho Chi Minh City Football Federation in the development of a training center of excellence. Two members of the OL Academy recruiting unit were present between June 13-19 to help local officials select the region’s best young players. A total of 24 youngsters were selected for the final stage, which will determine the next generation of footballers ready to join the Vietnamese academy in September 2018. This special week was also highlighted by the visit of former professional footballers and FA Cup Ambassadors Louis Saha and Steve McManaman.
SPECIFIC WORKSHOPS IN KOREA
At the same time, three OL Training Center representatives visited South Korean partner club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC from June 18 to 24. Warmly welcomed by President Baek, the delegation led by Joël Fréchet organized various technical workshops with the coaches of the Korean Academy. The goal: discuss different football topics and select six young players who will take part in a special OL immersion course in the fall of 2018.
These visits were once again the perfect occasion to have constructive exchanges concerning common, shared values.