A boy from Castleknock has caught the eye of more than one football club at a particularly young age named Zak Gilsenan is just nine.Gilsenan scored seven goals in the trial to beat a field of 400 young hopefuls to join the FCB Escola football academy.Thus he has won a place at FCBE Scola, the football academy which is part of a world-renowned training facility in La Masia and turned out not only Messi but also other legends such as Xavi and Andres Iniesta, who played such an important role in Spain’s majestic victory at Euro 2012.
The academy is also big on imparting intangible values which it lists as “tolerance, respect, solidarity, comradeship, citizenship and integration.”Zak’s parents say they are ready to move from Dublin to Spain if their son’s dreams develop.Zak’s father, Stephen Gilsenan, said: ‘I know Zak is young to be doing this but kids are like a sponge at this age. People say we are mad but in Barcelona he will be educated in the best footballing techniques. All we can do is go and see how it develops.We know it’s ruthless over there.
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