Lily Beach Hosts Football Camp with Freestyle Champ and Guinness World Record Holder, Marcel Gurk

Lily Beach Hosts Football Camp with Freestyle Champ and Guinness World Record Holder, Marcel Gurk

Wednesday 27th of July 2022

The exciting football tournament, which will begin in November of this year, is the Football World Cup 2022, which is just around the corner. Lily Beach Resort & Spa is taking celebrations into to the next level by hosting a thrilling football camp in the island nation, to commemorate the World Cup where guests can train in football and learn the best football freestyle tricks from the pros.

Marcel Gurk, the multiple-time holder of the football freestyle Guinness World Record, will be welcomed at the Lily Beach Resort & Spa in the Maldives in October of this year. The German football freestyle star will spend a week teaching workshops at the top Maldivian all-inclusive resort while also enjoying the country's warm hospitality and sunshine and living the Lily Life.

As part of the World Cup Football Camp event, Marcel will be staying at the top all-inclusive resort in the Maldives during which time he will conduct lessons, lead workshops, and impart some of his insider knowledge to guests. Guests can take advantage of his free 5-day football freestyle clinic or choose private lessons upon request for a fee. He will also teach a 2-day football training course that has been specially selected from his many other camps of a similar nature that he runs all over the world.

He will also perform two football freestyle shows for the visitors during his stay, showcasing his best Guinness World Records-worthy moves. In addition, he and other football enthusiasts on the island will play in some entertaining football matches to learn some new moves and get some exercise after chowing down on all that delicious food at the resort.

While at the resort, the crew will be celebrating the World Cup in a big way. For instance, Lily Beach will offer specialty foods and drinks from some of the major World Cup-playing teams during this time, but only for a short period of time. Additionally, guests attending the football event will receive awesome gifts, including t-shirts, water bottles, and other prizes for winning special competitions played every day after the training sessions. Moreover, Lily Beach also intends to offer face painting during this time so that guests can show off their favorite team with colorful face paint.

From October 22 to October 31, Marcel will be available at Lily Beach, just in time to take part in the resort's Halloween events. Come on down to Lily Beach during this vacation to have a ball of a time because, as Marcel says, "All you need is a ball." He will perform football freestyle tricks all over the island to promote the resort on his social media.

The resort encourages all guests staying during this time to join in the celebration by bringing along and proudly sporting a World Cup team jersey. They also encourage you to pack a creative costume for their annual Halloween Parade, which takes place on October 31. This Halloween, Marcel will also be participating in the fun by dressing in a distinctive costume.

Marcel Gurk is one of the best football freestylers in the world, the current German champion in the sport, a well-known author of books, and the holder of ten Guinness World Records. He competed in "Das Supertalent" and advanced to the semifinals. Today, he tours the globe as a football freestyler and social media celebrity, thrilling crowds with amazing moves.

Lily Beach’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Mr Desislav Gospodinov shared his enthusiasm over the course, “After multiple successful collaborations with him and receiving glowing feedback from guests for creating an unforgettable experience for their kids and themselves, we knew that we had to bring him and his team back again. During this Halloween and a time leading up to World Cup, to have someone like Marcel coming here is a huge opportunity for our guests to learn something novel such as football freestyling from one of the best freestylers in the world. This exciting activity happening in tandem with celebrating the World Cup and your favourite teams, will certainly be a highlight for our guests of all ages during this School Holidays period (in Europe) and also an opportunity for some of our repeater guests who experienced the camp previously to come again and show how much they have improved and learn more tricks from Marcel as well.”

Check out Marcel's Instagram HERE! Furthermore, send an email to to learn more about the World Cup Football Camp taking place this October at Lily Beach.