Bangkok – May 21, 2019: MILO chocolate malt beverage kicked-off the new season of the “MILO Futsal 2019 Road to Barcelona” tournament for Thai kids and youth from 7 to 15 years. The tournament is a collaboration between MILO and two key partners, the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), Ministry of Education, and the Sports Authority of Thailand. This year, the tournament is celebrating the 10th anniversary of MILO’s commitment to fostering the legend of young futsal players.
The MILO Futsal 2019 Road to Barcelona tournament encourages Thai kids to Grow with Sport because Sport is A Great Teacher. It runs from June to August 2019, with teams from across Thailand competing to win a trophy bestowed by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, plus academic scholarships worth a total of 676,000 baht. The highlights of the tournament are: 1) The MILO Green Card – The first of its kind in Thailand, the MILO Green Card is awarded to futsal players who best demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship during the tournament; 2) MILO Camp - To develop holistic skills for selected players through futsal skills training, psychological training, and nutritional training; 3) Overseas Training at FC Barcelona - in which the representatives Thai players at the MILO Camp receive world-class futsal skills training in the Barca Academy Program; and 4) The MILO Champions Cup - The first time that selected MILO futsal players from Thailand will go to compete with MILO futsal players from other countries in matches that take place at FC Barcelona.
Mr. Victor Seah, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Indochina, said, “Nestlé has been by the side of Thai consumers to provide products that offer healthy choices for 126 years. We also distribute lots of information about nutrition to inspire Thai people and their families to have a good life, which reflects the Nestlé Purpose of ‘Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.’ We encourage Thais to exercise regularly for healthy living, along with providing proper nutritional benefits through products such as MILO, and inspiring Thai kids to Grow with Sport because Sport is A Great Teacher.”
Mr. Chaiyong Sakulborrirug, Business Executive Officer – Dairy & Adult Nutrition, Nestlé (Thai) Ltd., said, “This year, the MILO Futsal 2019 Road to Barcelona tournament represents the tenth year for MILO Futsal. It demonstrates our commitment to supporting an annual futsal tournament for kids and youth from 7 to 15 years of age so they can Grow with Sport, as Sport is A Great Teacher.By playing in this tournament, Thai kids learn about the value of sports and the importance of practicing to develop their skills so they can go beyond their limits, which will lead to their future success. Over the past ten years, MILO’s futsal activities reached over 300,000 Thai kids. Through MILO’s partnership with FC Barcelona, we offer Thai kids a first-class opportunity to develop their futsal skills under the guidance of top coaches from FCB. We have inspired millions of Thai kids to practice so they can aim to become a MILO representative building their skills overseas at Camp Nou in Barcelona.”