MILO Philippines x FC Barcelona: A Parnership to Nourish the Young Champions in Spain Training

MILO, the leading sports energy drink in the country is already part of Runner Rocky's journey. We're not only covering different MILO sports like its recent MILO Olympics. But, I already conquered its annual MILO marathon for four consecutive years now.

Today, it's glad to be part once more of its another milestone in the field of sports. Great to witness the partnership of MILO to an international sports organization, the FC Barcelona.

And here is the complete story:

The MILO FCB Road to Barcelona team that conducted the selection camp (From L-R: Mr. Aquilino "Ake" Pastoral, III (Grassroots Football Manager, Philippine Football Federation), Mr. Arnau Blanco (Coach, FCB Escola), Mr. Marti Vila (Coach, FCB Escola), Mr. Robbie De Vera (Sports Executive, MILO Philippines)

Bannering the values of heart, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork, the first MILO FC Barcelona (FCB) Philippine team has been officially revealed, chosen from a talented pool of almost 150 kids from all around the country who took part in the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Training Camp last September 2 to 3. The team of thirteen kids was selected by an expert panel comprised of executives and coaches from MILO Philippines, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), and the FCB Escola Youth Academy. The maiden team of the partnership will be participating in a life-changing football opportunity as they train, learn, and play the Barça way in the global camp to be held in Camp Nou on October 15 to 23.

In cooperation with the PFF, MILO proudly announces the following players joining the prestigious activities in Barcelona: Lien Dale Manuel (Vicente Lim Elementary School), Lara Angela Amante (Isabelo de los Reyes Elementary School), Liam Arc Villaran (Don Bosco College-Canlubang), Kevin H. Hadap (Diosdado P. Macapagal Elementary School), Heaven Andrei Teodosio (Ilaya Barangka Integrated School), Lorenzo Miguel Castillo Plaza (Xavier School), Alexis Caitlin Tan (Keys School Manila), Joseph Kyne Garces (Don Bosco Technical College-Cebu), Marcus Lucas Arias (Don Bosco College-Canlubang), Lorenz Albert Tortona (Xavier School), Enzo Gacutan Courbet (Brent International School), Boris Malcolm Uy (Keys School Manila), and Ethan Jacob Roxas (Paref Springdale-Cebu).

Lien Dale Manuel, Lara Angela Amante, Kevin H. Hadap, and Heaven Andrei Teodosio, all deserving members of their respective football organizations, have been selected as the recipients of the full-sponsorship by MILO Philippines. 

The team will be flying to Barcelona for a series of activities beginning October 15 until October 23 in key facilities and landmarks around the city. These incude classroom trainings, musem visits, a football clinic, a city tour, and a match viewing at Camp Nou that allow them to watch their FC Barcelona heroes in the flesh. The program is also highlighted by special training sessions with FC Barcelona legend Eric Abidal, an unforgettable learning experience with one of the club’s most revered former players.

“We are very proud and excited to introduce the first batch of athletes who will get to go on this incredible journey in Barcelona. We believe that we have a really good team of kids who exemplify the right mix of values and skills that both MILO and FC Barcelona advocate. It is our hope that the journey of these kids inspire more and more young Filipinos to be their best, and reach for their dreams,” said Robbie De Vera, Sports Marketing Executive of MILO Philippines. 10/11/2017 (Runner Rocky)

About Nestlé MILO

MILO is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage. Loved and trusted by parents and kids alike, MILO products offer essentials vitamins and minerals that promote the holistic development of children around the world. For more information on MILO Philippines, log on to the official website ( or the MILO Philippines Facebook page ( Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

About FC Barcelona 

FC Barcelona was founded on November 29, 1899 through the initiative of a Swiss gentleman named Hans Maximilian Gamper, popularly known as Joan Gamper. Since it was founded, the Club has had 44 different presidents. From Walter Wild to the current President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barça has grown into a massive social phenomenon that reaches far beyond the bounds of mere sport.

The Club has grown along with the city around it, and has come to represent Barcelona and Catalonia all around the world. The Club is now a global brand and a giant in the sports world.

FC Barcelona has one of largest memberships among football clubs worldwide and its achievements have also made it one of the most successful. The many famous victories and the Club’s all-time greats (Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Romário, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Messi, and so many more) form an important part of the Barça legacy.

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Known as Runner Rocky, Rocky Batara is the owner of this website. He is an IT expert, a Principal Software QA Engineer by profession and a Blogger and Digital Content Creator by passion and hobby. He loves to blog about lifestyle, celebrities, entertainment, tech, sports, and fitness giving rise to his 6 major active websites. Rocky is also active in Social Media such as in YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok since he loves to take videos and photos of different things including interviewing celebrities and different personalities. You may follow Rocky on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram via his username @therunnerrocky and on YouTube at @RunnerRocky. Meanwhile for inquiries, collaborations, and event invites, feel free to send him email at:

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