Relationship with European Elite Soccer Academy

On Thursday 23rd February Total Football Academy welcome our friends from European Elite Soccer Academy in Dublin to the University of Limerick.

Following discussions with European Elite Soccer Head of Operations David Berber and Head Coach Colm Barron, Total Football Academy is pleased to announce an agreement with the Dublin based football academy to play development games during the school holidays.


European Elite Soccer Academy

TFA Co-Founder and Technical Director Anthony O’Neill is looking forward to linking-up with European Elite Soccer, “Our relationship with European Elite Soccer has evolved from numerous conversations I’ve had with Dave and Colm over the past couple of years.

In December 2015, Robin O’ Day (TFA Co-Founder and Director of Coaching) and I traveled to Barcelona to visit the Futbol Salou Complex where we spent two days learning about the smartfootball methodology used by European Elite Soccer. In February 2016, we also attended the smartfootball level 1 course in Dublin which was hosted by European Elite Soccer.

Total Football Academy shares a similar philosophy to European Elite Soccer in that our objective is to develop technically skilled and intelligent players. This makes the relationship, and in particular the opportunity to play development games worthwhile.

Total Football Academy

The first group of players to benefit from the relationship will be our Under 10s and Under 11s, consisting of players from our Premier Programme in Limerick and Kerry. In total, we expect approximately 50 players from Total Football Academy and European Elite Soccer Academy to participate in Thursday’s event which will include small-sided games of 7v7 and 9v9″.

The development games are scheduled to take place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the University of Limerick Sports Pavilion on Thursday 23rd February. Players are requested to arrive at the pavilion for 12:15pm.

For more information about European Elite Soccer Academy visit their website –








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