Cardiff City’s special bond with Jupiler Pro League club KV Kortrijk was strengthened further this week with the visit of our Belgian sister club’s U21 side to the Welsh Capital.
The young KVK travelling party trained with City’s Academy during the first part of their visit, before taking part in a friendly fixture at the USW playing fields in Treforest involving the City DVP squad and USW scholars.
It was a fantastic opportunity for both clubs to share knowledge and ideas ahead of their respective new seasons. City’s academy staff gave an overview of programmes implemented at the club in areas including coaching, performance analysis, recruitment and sports science.
Then, on Wednesday evening, the two clubs youngsters took part in a joint social, where they swapped the football pitch for the bowling alley. This was a light hearted way to end a very successful and beneficial week for all involved.
Speaking of the historic visit, Cardiff City Executive Director & CEO and KVK MD Ken Choo said: “I know that this week’s visit has been beneficial to all involved, from KVK and Cardiff City.
“I think it’s vitally important that skills and experiences are shared between coaching staff of both clubs, particularly in relation to coaching, physiotherapy, medical and sports science. I’m particularly pleased that Cardiff City’s Director of Performance, Dr Ryland Morgans, will be presenting his views to the KVK staff in the near future.
“Of course, for young players it’s about seeing the world and having the opportunity to experience new places and cultures. To have the young KVK players with us this week has been an invaluable experience for all.”
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