Coerver Coaching organized their first football camp for coaches in Bulgaria. The event was held in the National Sports Academy in Sofia and lasted two days. The main organizers were one of the most promising coaches in Europe – Milen Gadjev and Danail Ivanov.  Campionia was the main partner of the event. The camp consisted of two parts – theoretical and practical. Almost 100 coaches from Bulgaria took part in the seminar. The participants were introduced to the Coerver coaching methodology and then the main lecturer Lorenzo Sodero demonstrated everything in a training session with the talented kids from Olympia FC.

Coerver is one of the most famous football methodologies in the world. It’s used in more than 30 countries, including Holland, Italy, England, Spain, France, USA, Japan and others. Some of the best coaches have used it in clubs such as Ajax, Bayern Munich, Arselan, Juventus, Olympique Marseille, Benfica, Newcastle, AC Milan, Lazio, Inter and the French national team. The focus of Coerver coaching is the so called “Golden age”- kids between 7 and 12 years old. The goal is to teach them ball mastery, ball control, 1v1 play, passing and receiving the ball.

Campionia is proud that it was part of this amazing event. We are looking forward to working with Coerver again in the future.

One of the most awaited conferences in the football world took place this Friday at St. George’s Park – the home of the British Football Association. Some of the speakers included:


Aine MacNamara – Elite Performance consultant
Chris Ramsey – Queens Park Rangers – technical director
Pedro Ferreira – Head of talent ID at Benfica
Ross Wilson – Southampton FC
Floyd Woodrow – Former SAS and senior military member
Jeff Davis – National elite development manager (disability football)
Ben Jones – Professor at Leeds Beckett University

The founder of Campionia, Georgi Zahariev, attended the event.

The team of Al Markhiya (Qatar) spent 10 days is Sofia as part of their pre-season preparation. Campionia organized the whole camp. During their stay, the Qatari team played 2 friendly games. The first one was with the team of Vitosha,  won by the Bulgarians with 1:0. The second game was with Tsarsko Selo, which Al Markhiya won 4:0.

The Qatari team was very pleased with the conditions and promised to return again next year. The hotel provided Halal food, 3 natural and 1 artificial playing grounds, outdoor and indoor swimming pool, gym, rehabilitation center and shuttle for the airport transfer.

If your team is interested in a pre-season camp in Bulgaria, Campionia will be happy to organize it. Do not hesitate to contact us.


Turin, Italy – an amazing city with a long football history. Home of one of the most successful football teams in the world – Juventus. This May the newly built Juventus stadium hosted the biggest football transfer event in the world – Wyscout forum. More than 100 teams from all the globe gathered together to discuss transfers of players, future partnerships and of course to make a lot of contacts. The founder of Campionia, Georgi Zahariev, took part in the event and had a fruitful meetings with team officials from Liverpool, Girona, Juventus, Kaiserslautern, Virtus Entella, PSV, Gent, Gabala and many other clubs.

The founder of Campionia, Georgi Zahariev, participated in one of the biggest football transfer events this year. More than 60 club representatives and agents from England and other European countries took part in this invitation only event. It was organized by Tony Sharkey and his company Athelite. The event took place in Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, UK. Here is a list of some of the participants:

Football Clubs: Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Fleetwood Town, Harrogate Town, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Middlesbrough, Rotherham Utd, Scunthorpe Utd, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City

Individuals: Brian Deane, Rob Jones, Terry Robinson, Chris Turner, David Hodgson, Tony Walmsley, Mark Carruthers, Steve Vickers

Companies: InStat Football, Empowerband, FC Business, Football Matters, 21st Club, INVESTicity, Football Manager

Georgi Zahariev football transfers

Georgi Zahariev during the forum at Riverside Stadium, home of Middlesbrough FC

Campionia is proud to announce our partnership with The National Sports Academy of Bulgaria. We are honored to be part of the future of Bulgarian sport. Campionia will be responsible for the marketing of The National Sports Academy in China and will try to bring students from the Asian country, as well as try to find sponsors and partners. Strengthening the connections between Bulgaria and China in the field of sport will be our top priority. We will try to organize sport camps in both countries, stimulate the student exchange and organize different tournaments and friendly games. Last, but not least, we will try to bring Bulgarian coaches and other top professionals to China and vice versa.

The contract was signed by the National Sports Academy president Prof. Dr. Pencho Geshev and the founder of Campionia Georgi Zahariev.

The founder of Campionia, Georgi Zahariev, took part of a two day course, organized by the Professional Football Scouts Association. Main lecturers were Gerry Luczka and David Hobson. Gerry is a Manchester United scout, while David has been in charge of the Youth development program at Old Trafford for 12 years.

Some of the topics discussed during the course were:

  • what it takes to become a football scout
  • what are the most important qualities for a player, depending on his age
  • what is the difference between talent and potential
  • how to spot talented players
  • safeguarding children

At the end of the course all participants took a test and the people who managed to pass it were accepted as members of the Professional Football Scouts Association.