With the first team’s stay in Chatillon coming to an end, Juventus and Val d’Aosta are now beginning another collaborative adventure as the teams that make up the club’s youth sector arrive in the region for their own pre-season training camps.
The first group to set foot in Val d’Aosta was the Primavera, who arrived yesterday and will now begin to work in the 1,400 metre altitude of the Val d’Ayas town of Brusson.
Gianluca Pessotto, currently in Brusson to attend the first Primavera training sessions, confirmed that they will be followed by the three other youth teams in the next few weeks.
He said:“This year we have built on the relationship that the first team already had with the region of Val d’Aosta by creating a new collaboration with the youth sector. The Primavera are here in Brusson, a lovely spot that has already held other professional teams’ pre-season camps , so it’s all geared up for our players to be able to train well.
“After that, Ivano Della Morte’s Allievi Nazionali, Giuseppe Zappella’s Allievi B and Claudio Gabetta’s Giovanissimi Nazionali will also be preparing for the new season in other nearby locations.
“The beautiful countryside will definitely help the lads in this fundamental stage of the season. The purpose of pre-season training camps is to help team-bonding, to get to know each other and to become familiar with the new coaches. During this period the foundations for a great season are laid.”
Pessotto’s words have been echoed by the man whose players will be trying to put them into action on the pitch, new Primavera boss Andrea Zanchetta: “We’re in a brilliant location here in Brusson. The facilities really are exceptional, and we’ve got absolutely everything we need to work well and to the best of our ability. As far as I’m concerned, I can also count on a top-quality coaching staff, so I couldn’t really ask for more.”