Marie-Galante: a football camp, under the leadership of a former international


The “Zétwal Galanta” association and the Marie-Galantais Football District are organizing a football camp throughout this week on the island of Marie-Galante. The young people have the chance, on this occasion, to be driven by a size: the former international Olivier Bernard who, with the other supervisors, puts the means to improve the qualities of the participating players.



Olivier Bernard is a former professional footballer. Born in Paris and of parents from Marie-Galante, he played in different clubs, notably in Monaco, Lyon, or Ecnore Newcastle, in the early 1980s. Now retired, he chairs  » Zetwal Galanta », an association that brings together nationals of the Grande Galette living in the Paris region.

This week,  » Zetwal Galanta offers an internship to young footballers on the island. Since Monday, every morning, about sixty young footballers, aged between 6 and 15, come to perfect their knowledge of football, under the direction of executives mobilized by the association. An event accessible free of charge, organized in collaboration with the Marie-Galantais Football District, directed by Jack Bade.

The whole panoply of the young footballer is reviewed: from motor skills to the organization of the game, through ball control, movement with or without the ball, or positioning in relation to the ball carrier. A real school of transmission, which young people assimilate without too much difficulty.

It is true that the physical capacity of the new generations of the territory represents a significant asset, allowing them to master the exercises offered.

It was a very nice experience shared between Marie-Galantais. Between those who transmit and those who receive, this week of development will have been good for everyone. The Marie-Galante supervisors will be able to check whether the achievements have been mastered, when the time comes for the various local competitions. It’s coming soon, if all goes well!

Football course: young people and their supervisors.

Football course: young people and their supervisors.



©Marie-Galantais Football District



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