For six very successful years, Munich-based Allianz SE, a German giant in global financial services such as insurance and asset management, has sponsored through its Brunei associate company - National Insurance - two slots for the training camp. According to National Insurance General Manager Kolja Klawunn in a press release issued yesterday, the 2016 junior football camp will be held from Aug 25-30.
“As football is Brunei’s No 1 sport, National Insurance is very pleased to once again select two young candidates (Bruneians and Permanent Residents) aged 14-16 (as at 30th June 2016) to represent Brunei Darussalam in this once in a lifetime opportunity,” stated the press release.
“The candidates will firstly need to apply at our global portal: www.fcb.de/AJFC.
“Successful shortlisted candidates will then be tested in their football skills and other selected criteria at a time and place that will be announced later.
“This is because we would like to have only the best two candidates to represent Brunei Darussalam,” he added.
“We want them to go to Bayern Munich (who have just won their record fourth successive Bundesliga championship titles) to learn from Bayern Munich’s youth coaches, to interact with their peers from around the world, come back excited, share their experiences and help Brunei junior football to progress further,” he further explained when asked for the motivations of the project.
“This is of course also our company’s humble way of thanking the Brunei community for their strong support of National Insurance over the years,” he further explained. Closing date for entries is on June 30.
Pep Guardiola signed off his three years in the Bundesliga on style on Saturday as Bayern Munich lifted a fourth straight German league title after a 3-1 win over bottom-side Hanover.
Bayern’s 28th win in 34 league games triggered party scenes at the Allianz Arena as the Bavarians celebrated their 26th German league title.
-- Courtesy of The Brunei Times/AFP