Nestle Milo and FC Barcelona signed a four-year partnership to promote healthier lifestyles through physical activity among children. Nestle -Milo has a new initiative - The new MILO Champions Cup, which will be held in Barcelona Spain in July -August and is one of the initiatives which will get the partners closer to their '22 million aim.'
Speaking at the Press Conference at the Nestle Media Room in Valsayn on Thursday, Sean Wallace, the Business Executive Officer, of Nestle Anglo Dutch Caribbean Region said that this year will be the first time that Nestle Milo will ensure that youths live more healthy but that would make healthy living an inspirational goal. To do that they looked at endeavours that inspired and motivated the masses. He said, The World Cup is one such endeavour, an international sporting event, that fit this bill. So, the Milo Champions Cup was born. The cup is an under 12 international football tournament with its very first edition kicking off in 2019.
Nestle Milo Trinidad and Tobago are now in search of an 8-member team which will represent our country at the first-ever Milo Champions Cup. The winning team will head to Barcelona, Spain to compete against National Teams from Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Vietnam, Indonesia, Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Panama, Jamaica and other nations to determine who will emerge victorious as winners. The winning team must comprise of at least two females and all footballers must not have crossed the age of twelve by July 31st 2019.
Local trials begin in Tobago on May 19th at Mount Pleasant Grounds and continue in Trinidad on May 26th at the Marvin Lee Stadium, also known as The Ball Park. The final trial will take place on June 9th at the same venue.
At the announcement of the initiative at the company's Head Office, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe express gratitude to Nestle for its involvement in the development of youth. She conveyed her hope that the Milo Champions Cup will, indeed, foster a sense of patriotism in the nation, with everyone rooting for team TTO to bring home the win. She went on to encourage youngsters, especially young females, to take part in trials and come out in their numbers, just as the boys are sure to do.
In T&T, the MILO Champion Cup's predecessor was the Milo Football Skills Tournament. In 2017 and 2018, Nestle TT introduced this tournament to contribute to Milo and FC Barcelona '22Million ' youth goal. Through this tournament, the company impacted over 900 young boys and girls locally.
In 2017 three youngsters went to Barcelona and 2018 five attended.
On this occasion, a team of eight with their coach will make the journey to Barcelona.