What a week it has been! We’ve had one of our players called up for international duty, lots of new players join the Soccer Smart Academy and Alicante City FC, a new partnership for ACFC and much, much more. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to this week!
Soccer Smart Academy welcomes new arrivals
At the start of each month our Spanish soccer academy, the Soccer Smart Academy welcomes its new recruits and this month is no different as on Monday our new players signed their academy contracts. Whilst they are with us, they will train like pros, living in our academy villa and having daily training sessions across the road on our academy pitch. There will also be regular matches for them to impress in which can lead to trialling with semi-pro and professional teams in Spain. Above is a picture of some of our newest players! If you would like to play football abroad and join our Spanish football academy then click the button below.
Soccer Smart’s college players get started in the US
Speaking of new beginnings, more of the players which Soccer Smart helped gain USA soccer scholarships have started their new lives in America. The players will be training hard as the college soccer season kicks off and then will be combining their football with academics as they study for their degrees and start their lives as student-athletes. We’re pleased to say most of our lads got off to winning ways in their US soccer scholarships which is always great to see. If you’re interested in a soccer scholarship in America then click the button below.
Alicante City FC announce new signings
As well as our Spanish soccer academy welcoming a host of new players, our partner club Alicante City FC also did the same. The club is preparing for its first season in the sixth-tier of Spanish football following promotion last season and have bolstered their squad with many new additions as they look to continue up through the divisions.
Three of the club’s new players all have come from Soccer Smart USA’s Miami trial which was held earlier this year in May. The trio all attended the trial arranged by Soccer Smart USA as a way for talented players in America to potentially be scouted to play soccer in Europe. With three trial attendees now being confirmed as new Alicante City FC players, it is a clear sign that our trials can lead to players following their footballing dreams. Make sure you do not miss out on the next Soccer Smart USA trial if you’re based Stateside.
The above picture shows some of the new signings holding up the brand new Alicante City FC home shirt. The team have their first league game next Sunday.
Alicante City FC B team and Under-19s play first friendlies
As well as the main Alicante City FC squad this year, there will also be a B team and an under-19 team playing under the ACFC brand. Both these teams are new this year with a clear pathway set up to the first team. This week the two teams had their first pre-season friendlies. The B team took on our very own Soccer Smart Academy and defeated them 2-1 in a close game. The under-19s also had a close game as they defeated Racing Playa San Juan 2-1.
Soccer Smart player called up to international duty
At Soccer Smart we are proud of all our players who we place to play football abroad and alway keep up to date with their successes but this week we had an extra special success story to share. One of our very own players, spotted by Soccer Smart USA, Chaim Roserie received a call-up to play senior international football! Chaim was handed a maiden call-up to the Saint Lucia national team for their CONCACAF Nations League matches against El Salvador and Montserrat. We are delighted for Chaim who has gone from America to helping his team in Spain earn promotion to the third-tier of football last season.
Chaim is not the first player we have ever had called up for international duty however. In 2016 we had Ethan Francois-Ravalier called up to play for Guyana and he has since earned four caps. Read more about our two internationals by clicking the button below.
Alicante City FC announces partnership with London Barrelhouse
We had some more exciting news this week when it was announced that wine and whisky investment specialists London Barrelhouse would be our partner club Alicante City’s shirt sponsors.
We are delighted to be partnered up with such a reputable brand and look forward to working with London Barrelhouse closely in the future.
If you are interested in seeing how they can benefit from tax efficient investments that can be extremely rewarding and also gaining an interest and knowledge in a truly global and growing industry, then check out their website, londonbarrelhouse.com. You can also find them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter @LBarrelhouse or on Instagram @londonbarrelhouse.
Our UK football trial is just around the corner
Our next UK football trial is coming around soon, make you book your place so that you don’t miss out on the opportunities we can provide! Attending one of our trials can see you scouted on the day and also earn that all important video footage of yourself in action. You can also learn more about US soccer scholarships and about all the different countries we can place you in so you can play football abroad. Sign up using the button below now!