The Soccer Smart family continued to have success this week with a record breaking week for trials, an academy player playing against Barcelona and even more players starting their new careers abroad.
Monday 12th August
Soccer Smart USA’s players in Canada continue to settle in their new environment. The three players will be playing for a club who have sent four players to the top flight Canadian Premier League in the past and have also sent many other players to clubs in Europe. The players are in Canada thanks to the help of Soccer Smart USA and some of them will also get the chance to train with Canadian Premier League teams.
Also more good news coming from the States, one of Soccer Smart USA’s scouts has signed a new professional deal. North East Regional scout Connor Hurff was this week named as captain of the recently reformed Philadelphia Fury side. The team are due to compete in the inaugural season of the new NISA league, a brand new fully professional league in America which starts next month. Congratulations Connor!
Finally, more success as Soccer Smart USA player Uriel Macias bagged a hat-trick playing out in Australia! Check out his goals here.
Tuesday 13th August
It’s that time of the year again. Soccer Smart have once again helped secure soccer scholarships in America for many players and it is now time for them to fly over to the States to begin their pre-season preparations ahead of their college soccer seasons. The lads will be starting training at their new colleges before the academic year begins when they will start studying for their degrees.
Soccer Smart has helped student athletes secure scholarships in America for nearly ten years, if you would like to know more about you options then click here.
Wednesday 14th August
This week at the Soccer Smart Academy we have been celebrating a record breaking week. This week we have had 12 players out on trial at Spanish football clubs. Our academy has a reputation of being a pathway to semi-professional and professional football in Spain and we are delighted that we have been able to help several more of our players secure the chance to impress clubs.
This week we have had one player on trial with our partner club Alicante City FC, three players with CFI Alicante, two with Salesianos, five with Monegre and another player with Altet.
If you would like to join our academy and have the chance of securing trials at Spanish clubs, then click here.
Thursday 15th August
Ever wondered what it was like to play against some of the best young players in the world who have all come from the most famous academy in the world? Well one of of our academy players had that very opportunity on Thursday night.
That player was Soccer Smart Academy player Felipe, who played against Barcelona B. Felipe is currently on trial with Tercera División side UE Figueres and had the incredible experience of playing against the Catalan giants’ B team in a friendly. The game was also on TV with Felipe catching the eye with an impressive performance. These are the type of opportunities which can arise from playing for our Spanish soccer academy!
Friday 16th August
Today we have been celebrating a fantastic start for Bruno’s Magpies in the Gibraltar National Division. Magpies won the Second Division in Gibraltar last year but the two divisions in the country have now been combined to form the new National Division. Several Soccer Smart players featured for the successful side last season and they were in action last night too as they started their league campaign with an emphatic 9-0 win over Glacis United. Soccer Smart’s Ollie Ford and Matheus Assumpcao both bagged braces.
If you’d like to play in Gibraltar with the chance of earning qualification to the Europa League or Champions League then a good starting place would be to attend one of our upcoming UK football trials. Our next trial is in Birmingham in September, sign up here.