Collecchio, May 26, 2022 – The “Parma Summer Camp” has come to Australia, with a new “Parma Winter Camp”: from 4 to 8 July 2022, Parma Calcio 1913 with collaborate with the Perth Soccer Club, with whom Alessandro Circati learnt his trade. The camp has been organised by the Parma Academy and will see some of the coaches from the Parma Calcio 1913 Youth Sector helping out with the children and will be coordinated on the field by the basic activities manager, Gianluca Baschieri, who will assume the role of educating the participants with the same training principles used by Parma:

“I am delighted that our club can offer this opportunity to many young people and teach them our methodology and core principles. It makes me proud that the initiative has decided to come to Perth, where I began my early progression as a footballer” stated the Italian-Australian defender, who came through the youth ranks -: it’s nice to implement and realise a new reality for football, so the sport can grow. I believe that it is fundamental, for personal growth both playing football and in life, that young people are given the opportunity to learn new things, which can be used to broaden boundaries and discover new stimuli and challenges”. The Winter Camp is just the first step in a broader collaboration with the Perth Soccer Club that will expand over time: “Perth is a beautiful city”, continues Circati “after my family moved there, I had the opportunity to grow as a footballer and as a person: I have lots of friends and memories as a schoolboy here. My first language is English, but having been born in Italy, I also speak Italian “.

The first three days of the Australian Camp – from 4 to 6 July 2022) will be available for children 8 to 11 years of age, while the last two, 7 and 8 July, will be for the 12-14 age group category and will be led by the Youth Sector coaches from Parma Calcio 1913.

The Winter Camp in Australia takes us one step further in the Parma Academy’s internationalisation programme, following the success in Panama in September 2019 which was then followed up with experiences in Malta, Germany and England, as well as several online training meetings (totalling 16 hours) with professionals from all five continents and promoting the forthcoming activities (over 250 young people from abroad have had an experience and contact with the club) and there are still many other initiatives planned for the 2022/2023 season international projects with several Parma Academy projects currently under development.