Parent & player experience: NF Selection 2017

Sander Mala in action in IberCup Scandinavia 2017

The first event of the NF Academy season has been successfully completed – thank you to all players and parents for a fantastic tournament!

While working on a full match report of IberCup Scandinavia, we wanted to share an experience from our participants. As parent support is crucial for young football players and many of them travel to NF Academy events with family members, this time we wanted to share a parent perspective.

We reached Ole Johan Mala who participated first time with his talented son Sander Mala:

Sander and you participated in NF Academy for the first time – how was the experience?
-It was a fantastic experience in Ibercup Scandinavia for Sander and me. I haven’t seen Sander so happy for years. He said he felt like he was finally «coming home». Playing football with seriousness and joy together with other talented players. The coaches and staff was absolutely fantastic. I am amazed by the quality of the coaches both in training and in the matches. Sander and I are extremely happy to have participated in this event. The level at IberCup was high, which is good. I believe you develop in a positive way when you play against good players.

What were the best parts of the event from your perspective?
-The best part of the whole event was the high level of everything. Coaches, staff and players willing to learn.

Would Sander and you consider joining other NF Academy events?
-We already booked NF Elite, and Sander and I would very much consider joining Ibercup Cascais too!

Thank you both Sander and Ole Johan, see you soon in NF Elite training camps!

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NF Elite training camps with S.L Benfica – APPLICATION DEADLINE 30.8.
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NF Selection tournament teams – IberCup Cascais
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