ABU DHABI (United Arab Emirates) - FC Internazionale and Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) held a press conference this morning to mark their first year of cooperation with the opening of an Intervillage in the emirate. Inter managing director Ernesto Paolillo and ADSC secretary general Mr Al Mahmood illustrated Intervillage, a football playground that gives young football enthusiasts the chance to develop their skills in a fun, safe and controlled environment. The Intervillage in Abu Dhabi is located in the Marina Mall car park and will be open from 11-14 November.
"It is a pleasure for me to be here in Abu Dhabi to celebrate our first year of cooperation," said Paolillo. "We are happy to be here today to celebrate an important and strategic partnership for Inter because it has given us an important opportunity to understand our capabilities in transferring our knowhow in youth activities. We are proud of the results obtained in terms of technical improvements at the clubs we have been working with and I believe that this can only be achieved through a deep cooperation between our technical staff, working together towards a common goal.
"The Interacademy in Abu Dhabi has become for Inter an important case history, a model for every other international youth project. Today we are here to present Intervillage, a football playground for youngsters who can come to play football and learn the best skills from Inter coaches, while having fun at the same time. FC Internazionale has organised Intervillage events in Italy and abroad to promote the positive values of sport and football, like team spirit and loyalty. These values are strongly shared and supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and when we first talked about the possibility of organising an Intervillage here, Mr Al Mahmood liked the idea of giving a present to all the children in Abu Dhabi. So I want to thank Mr Al Mahmood and all the staff at Abu Dhabi Sports Council for inviting us here, and I salute you with the promise that you will see a lot more of Inter in Abu Dhabi..."