Time for this week’s round-up! We’ve had one of our players back in international action, we’ve had an academy player sign for a team in Spain, we’ve had a look at how some of our players are doing around the world and much more! Read on to find out what we’ve been up to!
Soccer Smart player makes second international appearance
Last week we told you about Chaim Roserie being called up to the Saint Lucia national team. The 21-year-old was first discovered by Soccer Smart USA and then joined our Spanish football academy, the Soccer Smart Academy. He has since being playing in the Spanish third and fourth divisions. Last weekend he became a full international, the second in Soccer Smart’s history, when he came on as a substitute against El Salvador. This week he made his second appearance, again coming on as a substitute and helping his side pick up a very respectable 1-1 draw against Montserrat in the CONCACAF Nations League.
We are all very proud of how well Chaim has done since he was spotted by Soccer Smart USA and chose to play soccer abroad!
Soccer Smart players around the world
This week on the Soccer Smart blog, we had the first installment of a new blog series looking at how our players are doing playing football abroad.
In the first article, we took a look at four players who we have helped to play football abroad. The players in question have played in Australia, Spain and America between them.
We had Dan who has been impressing in the second-tier in Australia, Paul who has been enjoying life down under too, Zach who has made such an impression in college soccer that he’s earned a promotion already and Sean who has been to the States, Spain and Australia with our help.
If you’re interested in reading about the real success stories that our players have had then make sure you read this blog to find out what playing football abroad can lead to and the amazing experiences you can gain.
Soccer Smart Academy player signs for Spanish club
Our Spanish soccer academy, the Soccer Smart Academy has a proven track record of helping players sign for clubs in Spain and this week has been no different. On Monday we had the news that Paul Symes had signed for CD Altet!
Good luck for the season Paul! He becomes the latest player our Spanish football academy have helped sign for a club.
Soccer Smart players reveal all about playing college soccer
This week we heard from two players who Soccer Smart helped secure USA soccer scholarships. Liam Healey and Joel Drewery both earned soccer scholarships at the University of the Cumberlands with the help of Soccer Smart. The pair were interviewed at the college to give an insight into life in America and what it’s like to be a student athlete.
If you’re interested in a USA soccer scholarship, then make sure you check out this video on our Instagram for a real look into like at a US college.
Alicante City prepare to kick off league campaign
This weekend sees our partner club Alicante City FC finally kick off their new league season. After a summer of celebration following promotion and hard work getting the squad ready for the step-up, the time has nearly come for the team to make its debut in the sixth-tier of Spanish football.
After seven friendlies, the team travel to Racing de San Gabriel this Sunday for their first league match. The match kicks off at 7pm Spanish time.
The game will be streamed live and free so make sure you watch the boys in action!
Opportunities in the women’s game in Australia
This week we have had several opportunities for women’s footballers to play football abroad in Australia. The opportunities include getting paid to play football whilst also getting experience life down under!
If you’re interested then get in touch on Twitter!