Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita has announced an exclusive summer Football Academy with former England, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur star Teddy Sheringham, which is set to take place from August 14-18 and August 21-25, 2017.

Open to footballing stars in the making or youngsters starting from scratch, the Football Academy will take place on the grass playing field in front of the Resort’s Il Forno restaurant, where parents, friends and family can enjoy refreshments while watching the sporting action. Both morning and afternoon sessions of 90 minutes will cover all aspects of the game, including technical and tactical skills, decision making and small sided games.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Teddy Sheringham says: “I’m delighted to be working with Football Escapes and the amazing Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita this August, as we run football courses for children aged 5-15. Not only is it a truly world class resort but it also has the Ernie Els Signature Golf Course, which I’m also very much looking forward to enjoying.”

In addition to the Football Academy itself, participants and their families will be able to enjoy relaxed interactions with Teddy Sheringham and the UEFA licensed coaches from Football Escapes throughout the two weeks. Daily sessions from Monday to Friday will be open to 5-15 year olds, where the morning Academy will run from 9:00 to 10:30 am and the afternoon session from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

“Football is the favourite sport of many children and so where could be better for them to enjoy developing this treasured pastime than on holiday in the tropical surroundings of Mauritius,” says Michel Volk, General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita. “The island’s all year round tropical climate provides the perfect setting, with August enjoying lower humidity and a slight breeze to make it an ideal location for this type of sporting activity.”

“To welcome such a renowned player as Teddy Sheringham is really a great privilege for our Resort and we are proud to be partnering with Football Escapes to offer this unique experience to our guests. I am certain it will be an incredible experience for each and every child participating,” Volk continues.

The Football Academy will complement a wide variety of leisure activities on offer at the luxury resort in Mauritius, with a choice of watersportstenniscycling and unlimited complimentary golf on an Ernie Els Design course all available. For families attending the event, accommodation choices at the Resort range from one to five bedroom villas, each of which features its own pool and private garden.

Enrolment for the Football Academy is priced at EUR 820 per child, per week, with each participant receiving a complete kit from Football Escapes, which includes a shirt, shorts and socks, plus a medal and certificate signed by Teddy Sheringham on completion of the course.  Children may attend the first, second or both weeks of the Football Academy, with places limited to 40 children per week. For reservations, contact reservations.mas@fourseasons.com or call +230 402 3131.

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