In 2016 FC Barcelona and NESTLÉ MILO® officially announced a four-year sponsorship deal. The agreement is based on a shared vision to promote healthier lifestyles through physical activity among children, especially during their foundation years, seven to 12 years old.
Through the partnership, these two well-known brands will conduct a series of initiatives across Asia, Oceania, Africa and Latin America, with the aim of impacting over 22 million youngsters. In GUYANA, NESTLÉ Caribbean Inc hosted the MILO® Football Skills Tournament as one of its initiatives to advance this mission.
The first installment was hosted in August 2017 and saw participation of over 160 kids from Guyana vying for the top spot of the tournament for the grand prize of a trip to the Barca Academy in Barcelona Spain. The kids were drilled on various skill-sets and scored the highest points to secure the grand prize.
This year the event will be held on Saturday 9th June, 2018 at from 9am. The young footballers (boys and girls) between the ages of 7-12 years old will be judged on the following skill-sets: passing, dribbling, composure, running and control. All winners must be 12 years old or younger as at December 31, 2018 and must be available to attend the training camp in October, 2018.
The event will take place at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary, Georgetown.