LaLiga football academy launched in UAE

Published April 26th, 2017 - 10:20 GMT
Photo: goal.com
Photo: goal.com

The LaLiga Academy, the only scouting academy of its kind, announced yesterday the worldwide launch of its first ever football academy. The UAE has been selected as the first location with the academy opening in September.

As the only scouting academy in the region, LaLiga Academy will raise the bar on youth football development in the UAE with a team of UEFA pro-certified LaLiga coaches who will deliver the world- class football development training that has produced the world’s best players.

In addition to the highest standards of training, youth enrolled in LaLiga Academy also have the unique opportunity to be scouted to play professional football nationally and internationally or land full football scholarships at leading universities in the US and Europe, where they can continue their higher education while carrying on their football development.

Fernando Sanz, LaLiga general director Mena and head of International Sports Projects, said: “We are proud to launch LaLiga Academy and to establish the first academy worldwide right here in the UAE. At LaLiga Academy, youth from across the UAE will benefit from the best coaching from the strongest league in the world, while providing top talent with a clear pathway to pro football careers or to pursue football scholarships at top universities in Europe and the US. LaLiga Academy is one more step in our commitment to football development in the UAE and across the region.” 

LaLiga Academy will be open to all boys and girls across the UAE from the ages of 5 – 16.  Training will be conducted throughout the year, with flexibility for parents to choose the number of days they wish their children to train per week.  In addition, we will have winter and summer camps for those who remain in the UAE during the holiday season.


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