Created on 2016-06-06 at 10:15 AM
The 24th annual FC Bayern "Talent Day" took place this past weekend in Munich with over 500 young talents participating. The kids, who were born between 2005 and 2008, were able to show off their skills to FC Bayern's youth coaches on Saturday and Sunday.
"It was a huge success overall. The most important thing was that the kids had fun. They should play without any pressure and just enjoy being there," said head of the FC Bayern youth department Wolfgang Dremmler. "We will invite some of the players to train with our youth teams. We saw a very good level from the kids."
Leo Christiano comes all the way from the US
FC Bayern have been holding the "Talent Day" since 1996 with players like Diego Contento and Mehmet Ekici examples of past participants who have graduated to the professional level.
This year, kids came from all over the world: England, Austria, Italy, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and even Buffalo, NY. Leo Christiano, a member of the Global Premier Soccer club from Buffalo made the cross-Atlantic trip especially to take part in the training camp. For the 9-year-old it was an experience of a lifetime, "I am so happy that I was able to be here. It was an incredible experience and a lot of fun," said young Leo.