Boys and girls aged from six to 16 from all over the UK and Europe gathered at the famous resort in Murcia, south-east Spain, over Easter for the chance to train using the same methods the Chelsea Foundation employs around the world.

The summer Chelsea Foundation soccer schools will be held at La Manga Club from July 2-14 and from August 20 to September 1 and are expected to be equally as popular – with all participants receiving up to three hours' daily training from the Foundation's team of expert coaches as well as an array of other Chelsea Foundation training items.

Prices to attend the summer academies start from €295 (approx £260) per person for a week-long training programme, while a family of four can book a seven-night stay in a two-bedroom apartment in the resort's four-star Las Lomas Village including two soccer school places from €1,413 (approx £1,225).

Boasting extensive facilities including eight Fifa-approved grass pitches, the resort is a popular choice as a destination for domestic and international teams seeking a warm-weather football training break.

In addition, La Manga Club is the official overseas training base of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and offers unrivalled facilities as a sports and leisure destination including three 18-hole golf courses, a 28-court tennis centre and a 2,000sqm Wellness Centre. It also offers the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 15 bars and restaurants. 

For more details on the Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer School at La Manga Club and to book, go to https://lamangaclub.com/en/chelsea-fc-foundation-soccer-school  

For further information about La Manga Club, visit www.lamangaclub.com