Athlone Town AFC partners with Valeo Futbol to host college soccer showcase and ID camp

Unlocking opportunities for Irish student athletes

Athlone Town AFC, in partnership with Valeo Futbol and Caribbean Premier Showcase, proudly announces the Valeo Athlone College Soccer Showcase and ID Camp, set to take place at the Athlone Town Stadium on May 25 and 26, from 9am to 4pm.

This groundbreaking event aims to provide Irish student-athletes with unprecedented access to collegiate soccer opportunities in the United States.

The Valeo Athlone Town College Soccer Showcase and ID Camp is a testament to the collaborative efforts of Athlone Town AFC, Valeo Futbol, and Caribbean Premier Showcase, combining their expertise and resources to create a platform where talent meets opportunity. With 20 colleges and coaches from America participating in the event, promising Irish soccer players will have the chance to showcase their skills directly to scouts and coaches from renowned American universities.

“We are thrilled to bring this exciting opportunity to the vibrant soccer community in Athlone. The Valeo Athlone Town College Soccer Showcase and ID Camp is not just about showcasing talent; it’s about opening doors for our student-athletes and empowering them to pursue their academic and athletic dreams both in Ireland and in the United States,” Michael O’Connor, Director of Athlone Town AFC, said.

Throughout the two-day event, participants will engage in a series of skill assessments, drills, and scrimmages, providing college coaches with a comprehensive overview of each player’s abilities. Additionally, informational sessions will be conducted to guide student-athletes and their families through the recruitment process, offering insights into academic requirements, scholarship opportunities, and life as a student-athlete in the United States.

“We believe in the transformative power of soccer in shaping lives and creating opportunities. By partnering with Athlone Town AFC and Caribbean Premier Showcase, we aim to bridge the gap between Irish talent and American collegiate soccer, fostering international connections and enriching the lives of student-athletes on both sides of the Atlantic,” Emelio Williams, President of Valeo Futbol, said.

The Valeo Athlone Town College Soccer Showcase and ID Camp represents a pivotal moment for Irish soccer, providing a pathway for talented players to pursue higher education while continuing their athletic pursuits. By leveraging the expertise and network of participating colleges and organizations, this event promises to be a game-changer for aspiring student-athletes seeking opportunities beyond borders.

For more information and registration details, visit or contact [email protected].


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