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German freestyle football champion in Salalah

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SALALAH: Marcel Gurk, a talented German freestyle football champion, has become known for his creative skills with a ball.

Gurk arrives at the Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in mid-February, where guests can attend workshops and lessons with the football star.

Football freestyle is the art of juggling a football and performing tricks with the ball whilst keeping it in the air using any part of the body, excluding the elbows to the hands.

Inspired by Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho, who has now become his personal friend, Marcel has cultivated his football skills since he was a child.

From February 17-23, a complimentary freestyle football show will be held every morning at Sakalan and from February 18-22, Marcel will host a 90-minute freestyle football session at 5 pm.

He has collected ten Guinness World Records for football freestyling and travels the world demonstrating his skills and providing lessons for others to learn from him. He also released the first book on football freestyling and is the current German champion for the sport.

The sport involves the entire body and helps with balance and agility. It also stimulates the brain, improves concentration and memory. Marcel specialises in teaching children of various ages in freestyle football.

Marvel at Gurk’s dexterity over a generous breakfast and be inspired by his tricks.

Andrea Orru, General Manager, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, says, “This is a fantastic opportunity for football lovers to up their game and meet a true master. We look forward to welcoming Marcel to our beautiful stretch of the stunning coastal resort and expect it to be an action-packed week of fun.”

Avail of special packages when you book three workshops for RO 100 per person and five workshops for RO 150 per person across the week. Guests can book a private lesson during the week-long event for RO 45 per person.

To join Marcel and improve your freestyle football skills, call 2322 8222 for more information and bookings.

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