PESI Residency players, Sean Pearse and Elliott Cuthbert, travelled to 1. FC Nuremberg for 1-week apprenticeship programming.
(Victoria, BC) Sean Pearse and Elliott Cuthbert travelled from November 10 to November 20 to take part in the 1. FC Nurnberg’s training environment. Sean and Elliott are both 1999 born players from Victoria, British Columbia.
“It is imperative for our PSI players to understand the level of expectations professional clubs in Germany have for player recruitment," commented PSI managing director Thomas Niendorf. "Both players had the opportunity to practice with the U19 Junior Bundesliga team as well as with the U21 Reserve Professional team. Both teams serve as the stepping stones towards a professional career opportunity.”
"Everyone at Nuremberg were so inviting and receptive to having us join their sessions. It exceeded my expectations and I was excited to train with them." said PSI student-athlete Elliott Cuthbert. " The first three days we spent with their U19 team, and our last four days we spent with the U21 team which was a huge priviledge and opportunity. Seeing the quality of players and the level that is required of you was a real eye-opener and something that will help drive us at our future PSI training sessions. I'm hoping to return in the future to continue my apprenticeship."
About 1. FC Nürnberg
1. Fußball-Club Nürnberg Verein für Leibesübungen e. V., often called 1. FC Nürnberg, is a German football club based in Nuremberg, Bavaria, who currently compete in 2. Bundesliga. Founded in 1900, the club initially competed in the Southern German championship, winning their first title in 1916. Their first German championship was won in 1920. Before the inauguration of the Bundesliga in 1963, 1.FCN won a further 11 regional championships, including the Oberliga Süd formed in 1945, and were German champions another seven times. The club has won the Bundesliga once and the DFB-Pokal four times.
Founded by Thomas Niendorf and located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, the Pacific Soccer Institute’s athletic and academic programs provide student-athletes the opportunity to maximize their potential and professional opportunities in the game of soccer.