Rio Ferdinand to lead Football Escapes holiday camps

Rio Ferdinand to lead Football Escapes holiday camps

Former England and Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand will lead children’s football courses as part of a holiday camp organised by specialist travel firm Football Escapes.

The sessions will be run at the Quinta do Lago resort on the Portuguese Algarve during school half-term between May 28-June 1.

The courses for boys and girls aged five to15 of all abilities will take place at ‘The Campus’ at the resort, Europe’s newest premier football facility and multi-sport academy hub.

Ferdinand will be joined by Republic of Ireland and Brighton and Hove Albion women’s full-back, Sophie Perry. Teammate and Northern Ireland defender Laura Rafferty will also join the coaching team.

Each child that enrols will be provided with a full kit, including shirt, shorts and socks, as well as a medal and signed certification on completion of the course.

The week-long coaching costs £500 including two hours of football each day.

Ferdinand said: “I’m looking forward to teaching the kids some skills and techniques and having the chance to meet some new faces.”

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