"Football In The City" to kick off with Family Carnival in the lead-up to ICC Singapore

SINGAPORE - Budding footballers will have the rare opportunity to learn the German way at the "Football In The City" family carnival on Sunday at Clarke Quay.

A key member of German giants Bayern Munich's youth coaching team, which has produced world-class stars such as Thomas Muller, is scheduled to conduct three 30-minute football clinics for children between the ages of six and 12.

The rest of the public will be able to witness the training drills behind the German champions' success in recent years.

For those who are unable to participate in the clinics, football freestylers SG Tekkers will stage a demonstration and coaching session as well.

Football fans will also get to view the German Bundesliga and International Champions Cup (ICC) trophies up close for the first time.

Photo booths and interactive games are some of the other activities lined up.

Tickets to the ICC, next month's main attraction, will be on sale at the event.

The carnival is the first instalment in a series of events leading up to the ICC Singapore which will feature European powerhouses Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

Other events planned for the coming weeks include live telecasts of quality football match-ups between top teams and special themed cultural nights.

Patrick Murphy, Chairman and President of the Catalyst Media Group, the exclusive developer of the ICC for Asia-Pacific believes that "Football In the City" is an ideal precursor to the ICC in July: "We believe the excitement and buzz should not be confined to the pitch. The series of activities is an extension of the tournament, and it ensures that the community gets to enjoy the benefits of the city hosting this world-class tournament."