Atlético de Madrid will once again stay at the SIA Center. The SIA Academy high performance sports centre will be Atleti’s home from the 10th to the 12th of June. The club will travel to Enguera to stay, rest, train and compete in the Nacho Barberá Memorial..
Atlético de Madrid at SIA Academy
Atlético de Madrid is one of the most regular teams at the SIA Center. The Madrid club has already enjoyed the services and state-of-the-art facilities of Soccer Inter-Action on many occasions. A place where they can train, rest and work away from the pitch.
Recently, the Atlético de Madrid youth team enjoyed several days at the SIA Academy sports facilities. Now it is the cadets who will have the experience of Soccer Inter-Action.
LaLiga players at SIA Academy
Future LaLiga Santander players enjoy several days of training and competition at the SIA Academy facilities. Atlético de Madrid’s cadet team has some great players. Some of them will be professional players in a few years.
At the SIA Center they will be able to develop their skills. They will make use of the facilities of the Soccer Inter-Action high performance sports centre. Cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art equipment and much more. All this, to get the best performance out of the best U-16 players of Atlético de Madrid.
SIA Center Services
The SIA Center has natural and artificial grass pitches. Facilities that have hosted Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, foreign teams and international academies from far away. Even the national teams of Argentina and Uruguay. All this thanks to the comfort of its hotel and the multiple services.
Restaurant with nutritionist, physiotherapy room, gymnasium, video analysis room, rest areas, bar, swimming pool and leisure room. All this in a sports complex away from the crowds and surrounded by an enviable natural setting. That is the SIA Center. That is why it is the accommodation of choice for the best clubs in the world.
What is the Nacho Barberá Memorial?
Atlético de Madrid is staying for several days at the SIA Center. This way they will be able to compete in the Nacho Barberá Memorial. This is the fourth edition of the football tournament for cadet teams where tribute is paid to the young footballer Nacho Barberá. He passed away in a match with UD Alzira due to sudden death in February 2018.
The Nacho Barberá Memorial raises funds for sudden death research. Recently, €20,000 was donated to La Fe Hospital in Valencia for the cause. Atlético de Madrid participates in all editions because Nacho Barberá was a loyal Atlético de Madrid fan. His surname was ‘Cholito’ and his red and white idol was Griezmann.
Participating teams in 2022
Six teams will take part in the fourth edition of the Nacho Barberá Memorial. UD Alzira, Valencia CF, Atlético de Madrid, Levante UD, Elche CF and E1 Valencia. All of them in the cadet category. There will also be 8-a-side football matches both on the Raúl Albentosa pitch and the Nacho Barberá pitch.
The Nacho Barberá Memorial will be held on 10, 11 and 12 June. They will play against each other in the group phase. The semi-finals and final will follow. A competition in which SIA Academy is doing its bit by providing accommodation and training for one of the most special clubs.
Social message of the Nacho Barberá Memorial
Another of the objectives of the Nacho Barberá Memorial is to raise awareness of the importance of health and sport. In this way, heart disease and other serious problems can be prevented. The Nacho Barberá Memorial also aims to spread the message about taking care of heart problems.
During the Nacho Barberá Memorial it will be possible to buy commemorative bracelets. There will also be raffles where signed Valencia CF football players’ shirts will be raffled. All proceeds will go to research into sudden death. As well as the money raised from ticket sales.