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Valeo FC Announces Full-Time Residential Academy in Lisbon Portugal

By Valeo FC , 08/05/17, 1:00PM EDT



Contact: Emelio Williams
Valeo Futbol Club


Valeo Futbol Club Announces Full-Time International Residential Academy in Lisbon Portugal

Newton MA (August 4th 2017) - Valeo FC is pleased to announce the launch of Valeo International Academy (VIA), a full-time futbol residency program based in Lisbon, Portugal.  In partnership with elite academies and professional clubs in Portugal, VIA is focused purely on academic and football excellence with the goal of developing and preparing elite youth players to excel at the collegiate, international and professional levels.

Valeo International Academy will begin its inaugural academic school year in September 2017, concluding in June 2018, with scheduled holiday breaks.  In addition to a rigorous academic schedule, VIA players will train 20+ hours per week in a variety of formats that include individual, small group and team training sessions.  The Academy’s goal is focused purely on individual player development and is designed to improve each player’s technique, tactical intelligence, speed, strength and mental toughness.  

“With a focus on academic and training excellence, the goal of the International Academy program is to create the most rigorous, fully immersive, culturally rich, player development environment for ambitious players while providing them the opportunity and pathway to train and play the game at the highest levels”, Club President Emelio Williams says.

In addition to a custom developed academic curriculum, VIA has partnered with Laurel Springs, a fully accredited, award winning, private online K-12 school that puts students on an individualized learning plan tailored to meet their academic needs.  This is augmented by the 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio that is facilitated by full-time, on-site private tutors that provide students the individual support and attention they need to thrive.  The flexibility of VIA academic program allows students to customize their schedules to work around training, competition and travel demands. 

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VIA players live in a chaperoned, state-of-the-art 5000 sq. foot residential facilities situated in the Belas Clube de Campo community known for its exclusivity and breathtaking views.  The facilities full-time support staff includes; professional chefs that prepare and cater nutritious, fresh meals daily; house attendees that provide house cleaning and laundry services; and drivers that provide transportation services.  When not in the classroom or on the training ground, players can take full advantage of the many amenities; state of the art gym, wellness spa, hiking/biking trails, 18-hole golf course and private pool.  

For more information about the Valeo International Residential Program, please visit or Email


About Valeo FC

Valeo Futbol Club (VFC) is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit sports education and training organization focused on developing competitive athletes, outstanding citizens and strong leaders.  We provide a challenging and rewarding environment that teaches the virtues of Teamwork, Discipline, Hard Work, Commitment, Respect and Leadership.