The Football World Cup 2022 is just around the corner – and everyone all around the world, including the team at Lily Beach is super excited. Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives is set to celebrate the World Cup by having a Football Camp where guests can learn some football freestyle tricks from the best and also enjoy football training.
Lily Beach will welcome multiple Guinness World Record holder for football freestyle, Marcel Gurk, in October; the German football freestyle star will spend a week leading workshops, offering guests lessons, and sharing some of his professional tips and tricks. Guests will be able to enjoy his complimentary 5-day football freestyle clinic as well as opt for private lessons on request for a fee. He also will have a 2-day Football Training class specially curated from his many similar camps that he conducts all around the world. During his stay, he will also be putting on two football freestyle shows for the guests, showing off the best Guinness World Record-worthy tricks. In addition to that, there will be some fun football matches together with him and other football fans on the island to have not only some learning of tricks, but also getting active and burning some calories after eating all the tasty Lily food! Guests joining the football event will get awesome goodies with t-shirts and water bottles and other awards up for grabs when winning special games held everyday after the training.
Aside from the Football Camp, we have plenty more in store to celebrate the World Cup at Lily Beach including some speciality drinks and food of the major teams competing and face painting for guests to showcase their favourite team by having their faces decorated, we also invite all guests staying with us during this time to bring along and proudly wear a jersey of their favourite World Cup team. Since the Football Camp coincides with Halloween, be sure to bring a fun costume to wear during our annual Halloween Parade which happens on the 31st of October. Marcel will be also be joining in with the Halloween festivities by bringing his own unique costume this year too.
Check out this exciting video we made with him to showcase football freestyle in the Maldives at Lily Beach:
Marcel Gurk is the reigning German football freestyle champion, a successful book author, holds 10 Guinness World Records, and is one of the best football freestylers in the world. He made it to the semi-finals in ‘Das Supertalent’, and travels around the world as a football freestyler and social media star – thrilling the audience with his extraordinary tricks.
Lily Beach’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Desislav Gospodinov said: “After multiple successful collaborations with him and receiving glowing feedback from guests for creating an unforgettable experience for their kids and themselves, we knew that we had to bring him and his team back again. During this Halloween and a time leading up to World Cup, to have someone like Marcel coming here is a huge opportunity for our guests to learn something novel such as football freestyling from one of the best freestylers in the world. This exciting activity, happening in tandem with celebrating the World Cup and your favourite teams, will certainly be a highlight for our guests of all ages during this school holiday period (in Europe) and also an opportunity for some of our repeater guests who experienced the camp previously to come again and show how much they have improved and learn more tricks from Marcel as well.”
Marcel will be on hand at Lily Beach from October 22nd to October 31st, just in time to enjoy the resort’s Halloween celebrations happening at the end of October. As Marcel says, “All you need is a ball,” so come on down to Lily Beach during this vacation to have a ball of a time.
He will also be showcasing the resort on his social media – doing some football freestyle tricks throughout the island.