Host Families Needed for Fortuna Talent Project

Friday, 29 March 2019

Host Families Needed for Fortuna Talent Project

In cooperation with Fortuna Düsseldorf, ISR is launching an extraordinary new sport and football project. Through this new project, 20 football enthusiastic students (born in 2004) from the USA will get the chance to live in Germany for one year to improve their football skills.

The students are very ambitious and they of course have the hope of pursuing a career in the Bundesliga. They will go to school at ISR and train at Fortuna Düsseldorf and PSV Neuss.

The students will be led by the initiator of the project, Mark Dillon, a full-time coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf and from ISR, Karsten Baumann.

We are now looking for host families for the next school year (early August 2019 to end of June 2020), who are willing to host one of these students. We will support the families with a subsidy of 500 € per pupil per month. Liability for the students is covered by the Talent Project. 

Information about the project can be found here;

pdfSoccertoday – The Talent Project

And of course, you can always contact Karsten Baumann ( or Malin Ljungqvist ( if you have any questions.

We are excited to implement this project with your help!