Two talented girls from Flekkefjord participate this week at Equinor talent camp in Porsgrunn, together with the best girls players aged 14 to 16 years. After months of self-training, Kamilla Bruhjell and Lotte Egeland from Flekkefjord finally get to test their strength against the country’s best, it is said in a press release from the talent project.
– A proper motivation injection, the girls agree.
After several months of isolation and self-training, Norway’s top juniors are finally gathered with the national team school at Equinor talent camp. At the camp, the hand-picked girls from Flekkefjord receive close follow-up from NFF.
– It means an incredible deal to me as a player to be taken out on a gathering like this. These collections give me lots of inspiration and motivation to continue working to develop myself and take new steps as a football player. It was extra cool to be included in this collection as much else has been canceled this summer, so I have really looked forward to this, says Kamilla Bruhjell.
Important and long-awaited collection
Equinor talent camp is an important gathering point to spread motivation and playfulness among the talents, but also to drive systematic talent development so that the girls can take the step up to Norway’s A national team in the future.
– At Equinor talent camp, the players get to unfold among the best in the country, and I am impressed with the level the players from Flekkefjord show. An insane amount of effort has been put in here, and it is such role models we want to cheer on to the elite level, says Cathrine Instebø, sponsor manager Equinor Tomorrow’s Heroes.
Highly current national team players
Around one hundred of the most promising football talents in Norway participate in the camp: the J15 and J16 national teams, a shadow national team consisting of talents that are highly relevant for national team games at J15, and two squads with players from J14. Results in recent years show that Norwegian youth national teams in all year classes climb the international rankings. Håkon Grøttland, head of player and coach development in NFF, believes much of the reason for this is long-term and targeted work with talent development.
– The good results in recent years inspire us to continue the talent work, and we are very happy that we will also be able to complete Equinor talent camp this year. After a tough time with a lot of self-training and little team play for the girls, they finally get the close and good follow-up they deserve. These girls have a promising future as football players, and we expect that more of them will perform at a high international level in the long run, says Grøttland.
The talent leader, who usually leaves the stack in June, is carefully prepared to maintain the infection control rules.
Facts about Equinor talent camp for girls 2020:
- Talent camp for Norway’s most promising football players between 14 and 16 years.
- Arranged in the period 3.-7. August at Urædd’s training field in Porsgrunn.
- A collaboration between the Norwegian Football Association and Equinor’s talent program Tomorrow’s Heroes where the company supports talent development in sports, culture and science.
- Top level in the Norwegian Football Association’s National Team School, which aims to drive systematic talent development to form Norway’s future national team.