In February 2016, Coerver® Coaching signed a Youth Football Global Partner agreement with SL Benfica, one of the world’s most admired and successful professional clubs. Through this partnership, selected Irish Coerver® players have the opportunity to be fully integrated into the Benfica Academy for 1 month elite player training programs. Coerver® Coaching will also collaborate with Benfica on projects to improve the football experience of Irish young players further.


On a daily basis the players get the full Benfica Academy experience and play up to 8 matches against top-class opponents. The players are handled everyday by the clubs academy coaches and the Benfica Lab to help provide a true gauge of where they are in their development.

coerver-benfica-1-11“The signing of this agreement with Coerver® Coaching will allow Benfica to bring a top coaching methodology to further develop our club academy, and to bring Coerver® players to be inspired and further developed at our club.”
Nuno Gomes, Director General of Development and Training at Befica

Pictured with Gordon Craig Coerver Portugal Director & Mike Smith Coerver COO Coerver Coaching EMEA





Applications of interest are now being taken

March 30 to April 29th (Two squads 2002s -2001s and 2000s 1999s) – Closing Applications December 15th 2016

For information on this contact 


Details to follow very soon on further opportunties in 2017 for Irish players to attend residential programs and Pro Tours to the Benfica training complex….