Weeky Round-Up 14th-18th October 2019

Its been a work-filled week all across Soccer Smart. Check out what’s been going on this week…

ACFC New signings…..

Slowly but surely the results are starting to come together across all Alicante City FC teams, the u19s notching up a tidy 4-2 win away to Elche u19, a team from Terecera Division. On top of this the 1st team showed the improvement needed to begin a turnaround, with our first point of the season in a tough 2-2 draw. The ‘B’ team continue to look dangerous despite a surprising 2-0 loss last weekend.

Off the field however the ACFC family continues to grow with the signing of two new players to the ‘B’ team. Former Soccer Smart Academy graduates Chad Smith, from the USA and Shaquille Smith (no relation) from Jamaica have both signed on to help develop both their own careers and push ACFC onwards and upwards. Welcome boys!


Australia opportunities build up steam…

As the number one supplier of players to Australia, clubs across the country (as well as New Zealand) now hold us as their first port of call in search for new players. NPL and State League clubs begin their pre-season preparations as early as November with a view to the beginning of their season in Febuary or March. So as recruitment season hots up and enquiries begin to flood in, Soccer Smart is at the ready to match as many of our players with the appropriate clubs as possible. Watch this space...


Academy boys’ work producing results….

Meanwhile, the boys in their academy continue their intensive program to build their game and progress to a stage where they are ready to trial. That hard work is beginning to pay off on the pitch with very good performances against Spanish sides. First came an agonising 2-1 loss via a penalty to Alfaz del Pi despite the academy boys producing chance after chance and controlling the game. Then, this thursday past a brilliant result with a 4-2 win away to Jijona FC, who play in the Spanish lower leagues. The academy boys showing maturity and much improvement to produce results against quality Spanish opposition. Keep up the good work boys! To sign up to the full time academy and pursue a career in football overseas, click here….


Manchester trial day draws near….

As always, Soccer Smart are on the lookout for fresh talent across the UK. Our hope is that players will recognise the opportunity which lies in pursuing a playing career overseas, rather than just slugging it out in the cold every Tuesday and Thursday at their local club, hoping they’ll get picked to move to a higher level. That’s where our trial days come in. We give players the chance to play and showcase their abilities in front of experienced consultants and scouts, record their match for footage editing and highlight creation and hopefully open their eyes to what playing abroad can offer. The next opportunity will be held in Manchester on the 24th of November. Don’t miss out! Book your place at the trial day and find out more here...


ACFC recruitment begins…

As the current crop of Alicante City FC players mature and develop their game, we look to find clubs for them at higher levels and around the world. So when they leave, we are always on the lookout for new recruits to keep the results coming in as well as giving new boys the opportunity to develop their careers. We now turn an eye to the new year in the search for players and our dedicated coaching staff are closely looking over new applicants’ CVs and highlights video. If you’d like to pursue your career in Spain and have played at a good level, send your CV and video to us via social media or email your application through to :


Click here for more info on the club and the ACFC family….

Weekly Round-up 7th-12th October 2019

It’s been another busy week as always across Soccer Smart! Check out what’s been going on below….

ACFC’s young guns turn up the heat….

While the first team finds form, Alicante City FC’s “B” team and Under-19s teams both recorded heavy wins on the weekend as well as a follow up for the B’s mid-week. The U19s notching a 4-2 win away down the highway in Elche, whilst the u23 or “B” team bounced back from last weeks narrow loss with a big statement hammering their opponents 5-0. Returning striker Callum Harvey with 4 in a flawless team performance which included a world class free kick from midfielder Nathan Edgington. Proving it wasn’t a one-off they followed this up with another 4 goals in a win away to Elche Dream, Harvey again bagging two. With the first team struggling, having these two young and talented squads to lead the way is excellent for everyone at the club.

unnamed (2).jpg

Academy Graduates making waves in Spanish football!

Whilst the Soccer Smart Academy maintains a huge success rate with academy graduates in pursuing football overseas, academy products are also making noise in the Spanish leagues as well. Former academy player Brian Mashingaidze, having signed with Preferente side Alicante CF last season has returned this pre-season and is currently running rings around 2a regional league, with 9 goals in six games. His academy counterpart also received clearance to play today, Angel Moulton will pull on the boots this weekend in the hopes of stealing some of Brian’s thunder for Alicante CF. Brian and

unnamed (1).jpg

Angel will have to contend with Callum Harvey for the league’s top scorer though. Callum, another academy graduate sits on 6 goals in just two games for Alicante City FC and is surely pushing for a 1 st Team appearance soon to aid their goal drought. Further Academy boys are trialling this week, Idrissa Kamara and Carlos Rojas both joining Alfas del Pi for trials.

Pre-season approaches down under….

It’s that time of year again! Australian NPL and State League pre-season is just around the corner and offers a flooding in. Soccer Smart is the number one supplier of players to Australia, that’s why we’re the first ones clubs call when they need players. We’re also processing a large number of player applications to play down under as people begin to realise what a great opportunity it is to play there. Best of luck to all those prospective Australian signings!

Manchester trial day confirmed….

As the cold weather in the U.K. begins to set in, many players are beginning to realise playing in the U.K. isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. That’s why our regular trial days are hugely successful with players coming from all over to play in a showcase match, put their ability on show and put themselves forward to be a Soccer Smart player. Our next trial day will be on November 24 th in Manchester.

Check out our social media and the Soccer Smart website to book your place…

Soccer Smart Players on top in Canada….

The USA isn’t the only place our players find success, as Corey Bent will attest to. Having gained a scholarship for college in Canadian school CBU Corey has had a successful season pursuing both football and education, with CBU being ranked number one school in the entire country (it’s quite a large country) for Football. Congratulations Corey. Just don’t forget your studies!