Hawaii Rush U16 Player at Real Madrid!
On Saturday, August 16th Shandon Hopeau, a member of the U16 Rush boys' team departed for a trip of a lifetime to Real Madrid. Shandon is one of the two Rush players selected to be part of the 2014 Real Madrid Select Program. Shandon will join, some 30 other players from across the US and Mexico who (thanks to an Adidas sponsored program) will have the opportunity to play in two matches against Spanish opponents and train at the world famous Real Madrid CF Training Complex. The group is coached by Luis Mendoza and Matthew Pilkington.
Shandon is quite familiar with the venue as he was also part of an earlier trip, with the Rush Select team, which visited the Spanish giant Youth Academy last summer spending one week training with the Academy Staff and playing matches against Real Madrid, Rayo Vallecano and Las Rojas.
We are proud and certain that Shandon will represent Hawaii and Rush Soccer well.