After a forced break of almost 2 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ISL has resumed its events and sports travelling activities this month, hosting the Barcelona Soccer Experience.
Sixty players and ninety families from across the USA joined Team ISL on its return, for a 9 day unforgettable experience in the beautiful and sunny Barcelona.
The players had the chance to train at FC Barcelona facilities with Barça Academy official coaches and compete against other teams.
Players and families enjoyed an exclusive Camp Nou Tour and two LaLiga matches featuring Catalonia’s main clubs – Barça and Espanyol.
One of the culmination moments was the surprise visit of FC Barcelona’s first team player, Eric García, who met the players after a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
Just like them, Eric started playing at the Barça schools. The 20-year-old centre back posed for photos with the youngsters and shared encouraging words.
ISL also organized outdoor and cultural activities where players and families got to know and explore the city with private guided excursions.
The ISL team has been working hard to offer better travel experiences, prioritizing the players’ and families’ safety at all times.
“We were forced to stop our activity by the Covid-19 restrictions, but we never really stopped working, as we were confident we’d be back stronger. We wanted to be prepared for when the time came, and now we are thrilled that our first event was such a great success. The smiles on our players’ faces and the positive feedback from their families is what kept us going and what we will keep working for every day.” – says Achille Obougou, Director of Travel Management.
This season, ISL has 20 sport events lined up in 5 different locations.
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