In the first Milo Champions Cup held in Barcelona, eight young talented Sri Lankans have been chosen for a lifetime chance to compete. Milo hopes that this huge feat will be achieved once again by working with FC Barcelona.
The chosen teams will travel to Spain for the Champions Cup on 29 July. There are six men and two women on the squad in Sri Lanka, competing against 13 nations, such as Malaysia, Australia, Jamaica, and others. A five-person squad, which consists of one girl, will play each game.
The campaign “Milo Road to Barcelona” started with the Football Tournament organized by the Sri Lankan Society of Football Schools under the patronage of the Minister of Education, an All-IslandUnder-12 Sri Lankan School Boys, and girls who were born in 2008 and 2009 were invited to the event.
- Malki Lihara Senapala of Al Baduriya Maha Vidyalaya of Maliya, W. Malki Lihara Adhikari of Maliyadewa Balika Vidyalaya, S.H. Sasindi Nimsara of Badiwewa Maha Vidyalaya, R.M. Huhihuhi of Al Baduriya Maha Vidyalaya; P. David Darlingsan of St. Henry School, M. I.M. Rahil of Zahira College; The girls and boys chosen for this wonderful occasion are S. M. Muaaz of Zahira College.
The two-day training and selection camp was made up of a group of trainers from Sri Lanka Schools Football Association, including Sampath Perera, Lalith Weerasinghe, Chaminda Steinwall and many more. They were accountable for coaching the shorter kids and choosing the most deserving eight players who demonstrated sound football during the two days together with representatives of the Ministry of Education.
Milo’s goal is to foster children’s aspirations by taking part in sports and to encourage well-rounded individuals. Barcelona FC has five main principles, namely: humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork. The Barcelona Foundation has five main values, namely humility. Milo and Barcelona have created a four-year worldwide partnership based on these shared principles to support healthier lifestyles and the significance that youth attach to physical activity. They are jointly creating a number of sports programs that promote the participation of more young individuals in sports. Milo has been working for more than three decades to develop college sports in Sri Lanka and is using this worldwide arrangement to assist create football in Sri Lanka and encourage young football stars through his initiative on the Road to Barcelona.