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Soneva Welcomes Famous Rugby and Soccer Players for its Soneva Stars Series

by Katie Skrzek

Jul 14, 2022

Marcel Gurk © Soneva


Luxury resort brand Soneva invites guests to meet popular rugby and soccer players as part of its Soneva Stars series. The award-winning Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in the Maldives welcomes the athletes beginning this month and through the fall.



Yaya Touré © Soneva


World Cup champion David Villa, hailed as one of the best soccer strikers, visits Soneva Jani July 20–31. Following his retirement from the game, Villa founded a company offering soccer camps and clinics to children around the world. Mexican soccer player Rafael Márquez hosts a series of soccer camps for young guests at Soneva Fushi July 25–Aug. 8.


Later in the fall, English rugby player Ben Cohen visits both Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani to host fitness workshops Oct. 15–30. French international soccer player Mikaël Silvestre visits Soneva Jani to host his popular children’s soccer camps in October and December.



Mikaël Silvestre © Soneva


During the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Nov. 21–Dec. 18, Silvestre will be on site at Soneva Fushi as a resident commentator on the games. Côte d’Ivoire-born soccer star Yaya Touré will live comment on the games from Soneva Jani.


The Soneva Stars series boasts a calendar full of events with visiting experts in the worlds of food, literature, sports, wellness and more. Visit the website for the full roster of Soneva Stars events.


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