Weekly Round-Up 30th September-4th October 2019

A new Month begins in Spain:

This Monday saw the arrival of our new Spain Academy recruits to the villa. The warmth and sunshine continues as the month of October begins in style. The academy boys had their first training session on Wednesday, with a full 11 v 11 match on our state of the art 3G pitch. A great chance to introduce themselves on the pitch in front of academy coaches, staff and scouts. It’s looking to be a high quality month ahead!

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Roserie impresses on the international stage:

Soccer Smart recruit and academy graduate Chaim Roserie’s career continues on its upward trajectory as he carries on his international duty. After being called up to the national squad for St. Lucia, 20 year old Chaim has since made his debut, coming off the bench against El Salvador in front of a full stadium. Chaim followed up this promising start by being recalled for St. Lucia’s next three games in the CONCACAF Nations Cup!

Good luck Chaim!

Soccer Smart Women yields early successes:

Soccer Smart Women, a new area of activity for Soccer Smart have been hard at work recruiting and placing talented female players in a growing part of the game. This week saw Brittney Lacek, scouted from San Antonio in the US and placed in the Brisbane Premier League, receiving the honour of being accepted into the Brisbane Premier League Team of the Year! This comes off the back of hugely successful season for Lacek, scoring 21 goals in 22 appearances on 2019! Congratulations Brittney, keep up the good work!

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If you want to play football in Australia, apply now or sign up for one of our UK football trials where you can get scouted on the day.

ACFC carry on growing, aspiring and fighting:

Alicante City also had a busy week, with signings and a season which marches ahead full steam! First and foremost our ‘B’ team saw two new arrivals join the ranks and strengthen our club. Paul Manu, from Cameroon has joined and made his debut on the weekend for the ‘B’ team in their agonising last-gasp loss away from home. Alex Vedanamikam also joins us, following the footsteps of his younger brother Joel, who has been with the club since pre-season. 

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As for Alicante City the first team, whilst we still look to strike a balance on the field for the winning result, the boys are still the best dressed team in Spain, follow the link for the story behind our unique new home and away kits…

Nico Settles in to Spanish football:

Nicko Fizca continue to impress from week to week for his new club CD Altet, showing the way for other academy graduates to follow in his footsteps. Nicko, along with fellow Academy graduate Paul Symes has signed for Altet following an impressive pre-season as they set their sights on promotion to Spain’s 5th division. Having originally attended the academy last summer, Nicko returned to play for Alicante City in its inaugural season eventually returning to the academy to get fit and find a club for the new season. Good work Nicko!

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Further UK football trial dates added

One of the best ways to play football abroad is by attending one of our UK football trials. Our open football trials are scheduled across the UK and can help you secure a club or USA soccer scholarship abroad. At our trials you will learn more about the different countries we can place you in, earn all important video footage of you in match action and there’s also the chance for you to be scouted to play football abroad on the day.

We have just added some new UK football trial dates for 2020 in Manchester, Liverpool, London, Birmingham and we’re also coming to Scotland next year! Make sure you book your place now as spaces are limited!