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LaLiga Academy Signs Strategic Agreement to Operate at Sharjah Football Club


27 Nov 2018

LaLiga Academy Signs Strategic Agreement to Operate at Sharjah Football Club


Sharjah, UAE – 27 November 2018 – LaLiga Academy, the only scouting academy in the UAE, announced today the signing of a strategic agreement to launch and operate academy at Sharjah Football Club.


The agreement was announced at a press conference held yesterday at the Sharjah Football Club which was attended by Major General Salim Obaid Al Shamsi, Chairman of Sharjah Football Club, Mr. Muhsin Musabah, President of Sharjah Football Club Company, Mr. Hussein Murad, Managing Director of LaLiga Academy UAE as well as Mr. Ihab Salem, CEO of Sharjah FC and Mr. Jamal Saleh Technical Director Sharjah Football Club and


Aligned with the national agenda to advance the level of youth football in the UAE, this newest LaLiga Academy will continue to raise the bar on youth football training with a team of UEFA Pro-certified coaches who will deliver the football methodology that has produced the world’s best football players.


The strategic agreement between LaLiga Academy and Sharjah FC is a first of a kind, with a dual goal: training UAE national youth players to the highest global football levels, while providing them with a pathway to scouting and pro-football careers. The agreement will also provide training to Sharjah FC coaches to the highest international levels.


Speaking about the agreement, Muhsin Musabah, President of Sharjah Football club Company, said: “Our partnership with LaLiga Academy enables us to deliver on our vision of having a world-class football academy, where our youth can develop their skills to the highest standards. We were very selective in our choice and decided to join hands with the best, knowing that it will enable our youth to receive the best levels of training at the hands of highly qualified UEFA-Pro Certified LaLiga coaches. We look forward to a successful partnership that will surely contribute to elevating the level of football in the Emirate of Sharjah.”


Hussein Murad, Managing Director of LaLiga Academy UAE said, “We are proud of our partnership with Sharjah Football Club, which heralds a new era for football academies in the UAE.  We will be introducing to Sharjah FC, a pioneering leader in UAE football, the advanced training methodologies that have made LaLiga the strongest league in the world.”


Murad added: “LaLiga Academy UAE is LaLiga’s first academy worldwide and even more importantly the first scouting academy. As such, LaLiga Academy has paved the way for academies in other parts of the world who have tried to emulate its highly successful model for training and scouting.


David Iglesias, LaLiga Academy Technical Director and former Real Madrid coach said: “We provide youth football players with a clear path towards developing their football skills to LaLiga’s global standards, which will set them on the right track to pursue professional football careers.”


LaLiga Academy was established in the UAE in 2017. It is open to all boys and girls across the UAE from the ages of 4 – 18 with a Spanish football methodology delivered by a team of UEFA Pro-certified coaches, who are also qualified scouts.


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About LaLiga Academy

LaLiga Academy, LaLiga’s only official academy in the region, will elevate youth football to unprecedented professional levels.  As the strongest league in the world, LaLiga’s UEFA Pro-certified coaches will deliver the highest standard of Spanish football training to youth across the UAE.


Training will focus on football technique, skills and fitness as players develop, preparing them for competitive matches, while guiding them to improve their physical, emotional and mental strength.


The Academy is a unique scouting platform that will uncover the UAE’s top talents who will be trained at standards that will enable them to be scouted to play professional football by national and international clubs and academies.

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