Yes, I live in Manchester and yes, I am a Chelsea fan! I am sure I was one of millions around the world who struggled to watch the Champions League 2012 penalties and cried a few tears when the trophy was lifted.
It signified a monumentous win for the London club, alongside the loss of Didier Drogba, one of the club’s greatest players. It was fitting that he took the final penalty which won the game.
Chelsea FC are a very charitable football club and are currently running the Samsung Dream The Blues campaign, part of the Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp program. The campaign allows football-loving 9-13 year olds from 8 different countries the chance to achieve and expand on their football dreams.
Training the youths ‘The Chelsea Way’, representatives of Samsung and Chelsea will visit football camps to train the next generation of world class footballers.
16 youths from each camp visited will be chosen to come to London and advance to the Blues Camp. An out of this world opportunity for passionate youngsters who have grandeur dreams of following in the footsteps of Drogba, Zola and Super Frankie Lampard. Wearing the blue shirt is most definitely an honour.
Samsung consumers in Mexico, Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of South Africa, China, Thailand, Brazil and Turkey will have the chance to apply for the campaign, which will kick off in Mexico and end in Turkey in April 2013.
The Blues Camp will take place in London in May 2013.
My current favourite player Juan Mata, who is currently promoting the campaign on his Facebook page, alongside Fernando Torres, Victor Moses and Oscar are ambassadors of the program and have been promoting the campaign to fans around the world.
A chance to meet the players? I am insanely jealous and I wish all the participants the best of luck!
This post has been sponsored by Samsung, but all thoughts are my own – please see my disclosure for further details.