Iker Casillas Academy Dubai hosted its first-ever Goalkeepers Training Camp on 21st and 22nd January 2022. The UAE is the first country to incorporate the Iker Casillas Goalkeeper System through the professional club and academy Fursan Hispania FC, started by the former Spanish football star Michel Salgado. This collaboration between the clubs aims to establish itself as the leading training centre for goalkeepers in the GCC area.
The training camp was held over a period of two days. It offered exclusive training for goalkeepers using the Iker Casillas Goalkeeper Coaching System methodology. This specific program is distinguished in the sports training market and was led by the legendary former Real Madrid star Iker Casillas and the renowned goalkeeper coach of Real Madrid FC, Juan Canales.
Aspiring goalkeepers of ages eight and above were present at the training camp. All the attendees received a diploma on completion of the camp, and prominent members from the Dubai Sports Council and the players themselves were present at the ceremony.
AIX Investment Group as the lead sponsor of the Iker Casillas Academy Dubai supports the growth of the sports sector and the significant role it plays in the advancement of the nation. Apart from the program funding, they are also the sponsor of Fursan Hispania FC. The main goal of this initiative is to improve access to leading training activities, raise awareness about the important role of sport and support local talent and development.