ECA gathers top of youth football at Neerpede

This week, more than 50 clubs gathered at Neerpede and at the Lotto Park for the two-day Youth Football Knowledge Exchange Event of the ECA, the European Club Association. RSC Anderlecht was the proud host of the event, where clubs came together to exchange knowledge about developing talent in youth football.

RSC Anderlecht was chosen by the ECA as the host club of the event. ECA picked Sporting because of Neerpede's excellent reputation in developing youth football players, and the undeniable success of RSCA’s homegrown players in top leagues abroad.

During the event, several speakers shared their views on the development process of young talents. The head of our youth academy, Jean Kindermans, was the first to take the stage. Later, representatives of FIFA, Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon and national coach Roberto Martinez also addressed the attendees. All visiting clubs visited a training session of our Purple Talents, where they could see the next generation #MadeInNeerpede at work.

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