University of Michigan to train at AS Roma

The University of Michigan Wolverines, one of the most successful American football teams in college history, have been invited to train at AS Roma’s facilities later this year.

Michigan, who average 110,000 fans at home games and have won 11 national championships during their illustrious history, will travel to Italy in April for a week of special educational and football experience for its student-athletes - with a week of learning and spring practice in Rome.

The Michigan players and staff will use three of their allotted 15 spring football practices at AS Roma’s facilities in the city.

During the trip to Rome, the Wolverines will be immersed in the culture of Italy. The team will visit historic landmarks, spend time with youth at orphanages and visit deployed U.S. military in the country, amongst other team activities.

The experience will culminate with a youth clinic, and the team will play a scrimmage that will be open to the Italian public.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for these young men to learn about and experience another culture, connect with the people of Italy and showcase American football internationally,” said Warde Manuel, Michigan’s Director of Athletics.