Nazaré – Portugal
Valeo Futbol Club Inc. – the elite soccer training organization with a mission to develop both exceptional athletes and extraordinary human beings – is pleased to announce the establishment of a new football club, Valeo FC Nazare SAD, and holistic training program in Nazaré, Portugal.
The Club is also located in Nazaré Portugal, Europe’s surfing capital, and will be officially known as Valeo FC Nazaré SAD. The team will play out of the Nazaré Miniciapk Stadium, competing in the Associação de Futebol de Leiria (AFL). Pre-season training for the new club starts August 19th, with the season set to kick off in mid-September.
The squad will be composed of young American, Caribbean, and European players, providing them a development platform and a pathway into European football. As well as supporting young athletes on their journey to play at the highest level, the club will provide the competitive environment that prepares its players for success on and off the field.
“We have created a premier development pathway which provides training and competitive experience for elite young athletes who dream of playing at the highest level,” commented Valeo FC’s President and Founder, Emelio Williams. “The city of Nazaré was the perfect place to land for Valeo, and our partnership will provide an immersion in football, academia, and culture. The impact this will have on the players, not only in their training but in their total personal development, will be evident.”
About Valeo Futbol Club Inc.
Valeo Futbol Club Inc. is a global soccer training organization that provide opportunities and access for young student-athletes, regardless of their socio-economic status and geography. Valeo FC trains thousands of athletes throughout North America, the Caribbean, and Europe each year, including extensive outreach and inclusion of inner-city youth. They provide a challenging and rewarding environment that teaches the virtues of teamwork, discipline, hard work, commitment, respect, and leadership.