Joel Fernandes of St Britto's High School, Mapusa, is the lone Goan among five Indian youth foootballers selected to undergo training at FC Bayern Football Camp, Germany.
Joel will be flown to FC Bayern Football School in Germany by Lufthansa after he was selected at Adidas FC Bayern Football Clinic held in Kolkata which was attended by 44 football enthusistas from all over India. Goa was represented by 4 players from Youth Football Organisation (YFO).
The children were coached by Bayern Munich and participated in a series of futsal games. Based on their overall performance during the clinic, five players were selected by the Bayern Munich coaching staff for the camp in Germany. The Adidas FC Bayern football clinic is an example of Adidas commitment to promoting sports at the grassroot level in India.
Joel is the son of former Dempo player Baptist Fernandes who is a SAG coach.