Ben started his Barca football course today. Summer football camps in London are a blend of kick about and practice games. Not this one. the parents were briefed beforehand about diet, behaviour, etc and it was with some trepidation that our nervous boy today entered the imposing marble halls of the National Institute of Physical Education in Montjuic Park, a Soviet style palace of health.
He emerged, exhausted, several hours later declaring it to be the ‘Brazil of Soccer Schools’ having had the time of his life.