Vicenza Stars (previously called Verona Stars, because the headquarters were located in the city of Verona before moving to Vicenza) is one of the biggest and exclusive football’s development group in Italy and of course in the whole Europe.
All the players are chosen from worldwide clubs and academies or via trials and I.D. camps in North and South America, Australia, Africa, Asia.
The footballers are sent to the Real Vicenza International Academy, a former 3rd division pro club affiliated with Serie A’s Genoa CFC 1893 (the oldest club in Italy). The club is based in the city of Vicenza (Veneto), a thriving and cosmopolitan city, with a rich history and culture, and many museums, art galleries, piazzas, villas, churches. With the Palladian Villas of the Veneto in the surrounding area, and his renowned Olympic Theater, the “city of Palladio” has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.
The International Academy in collaboration with Real Vicenza SSD is an exclusive project that has been designed to cater to promising young footballers wanting a career pathway and them players to develop their skills and acclimatize to the conditions and the level of European football.
The players train 6 days per week with morning and afternoon sessions on the field, at the gym and swimming pool. The matches are scheduled on midweek (Wed or Thu) against u19’s and u17’s of Serie A, B, Lega Pro and 1st teams of Serie D and Eccellenza clubs.
Sunday is a day off for players and on they are given the opportunity to watch Serie A/B/C matches at the stadium or going for a sightseeing cause Vicenza is located right in the middle of two historical cities like Venice and Verona.
For the duration of the program the players will live the football life every single day. Our goal is to provide them trials with professional and semi-pro clubs in countries like Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Greece, Slovenia, Hungary, Malta, etc.
In order to settle this score, we
- Create a pathway for players to achieve their dreams of playing football at a professional level
- Assist participants to develop and rapidly, to adjust and acclimatise to the Italian football culture by providing a stepping stone in Europe with a large network to professional clubs
- Support players through the transition from moving out of home to living independently whilst at the same time build their football network