For just over ten years, over 10,000 youngsters across the world have benefitted from Bianconeri training methods at Juventus Soccer School camps.
These courses have enabled budding talents to learn the values of fair play, honesty and integration from first-rate coaches schooled in the Juventus way.
The story of Antonio Delfino involves a Bianconeri fan who, like many of his counterparts, decided to dedicate his life to helping others achieve their dreams.
With the willing help of Juventus, Antonio, a Belgian-born supporter with Italian origins, has managed to compensate for a promising career cut short though injury by progressing with his coaching career.
After passing his third-level diploma in 2012, he took charge of a Charleroi academy outfit, with whom he has succeeded in passing on his mantra of “fair play, humility and generosity” to his players.
In order to further his studies, Antonio approached Belgium’s Juventus International chief, Filippo Savona, who offered him the chance to preside over last April’s training camp at Paturages, one of seven running in the country.
Following its resounding success, Antonio is now aiming to organise a second installment, as well as joining one of the Juventus University courses in Turin in order to be officially recognised as one of the initiative’s coaches.
“Thanks to the help of Juventus Soccer Schools in Belgium and my desire to learn more, I can explain to my son the importance of never giving up and following your dream, without ever forgetting the values of life.”
Antonio is also a Juventus Premium International Member and had the opportunity of spending an unforgettable day with the club just a month ago, meeting the staff, players and president Andrea Agnelli, “who spoke French to my son Alois”.
Tales like Antonio’s are becoming increasingly frequent as the JSS operation broadens its horizons, spreading Juventus values across a host of different countries and continents.