The boys and girls, aged 14-16, were chosen from amongst over 60,000 applications received from around the world. The aim of the camp is to bring together youngsters, develop their soccer skills and help them explore foreign cultures and gain friends for life.
The participants began their adventure with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, after being invited to watch the first team in a private training session at the world class FC Bayern München training facility. This was followed by an exclusive meet and greet and autograph session with international footballing superstars, including Spaniard Javier Martinez, attending his first training after the club announced his signing this week. The children also met Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manuel Neuer, Phillip Lahm and Diego Contento. Following that, the kids took to the famous pitches themselves to begin their training program with the FC Bayern München youth coaches.