Who We Are

Established in 2015 Champions Soccer Academy is one of Dubai’s leading football academies and continues to grow year on year. With our team of highly qualified and dedicated coaches, we are committed to creating a fun and safe learning environment for young players to enjoy the great game. Our aim is to teach and educate children to fulfil their potential and become future CHAMPIONS! We offer affordable weekly training sessions, private/one to one sessions, holiday camps, birthday parties and other customised sporting events. We cater for both boys and girls aged 3 to 13 years old and all level of abilities. Click here to find out more about our courses.

The Team

Head Coach: Aurelian Ute

Managing Director: Aurelian Ute

An experienced and highly motivated UEFA certified coach with more than 10 years international level football. Successful track record as an experienced professional football player and football coach in developing young talent in the UAE and Europe. Proven abilities in managing football programmes, teaching valuable sporting skills to young children and teenage to improve and maintain a strong passion for football.

Director of Football: Dan Jacob

Coach Dan is an ex-professional player and UEFA qualified coach from England. Dan moved to Dubai in 2013 to pursue his coaching career. At the age of 9 Dan signed his first professional contract at West Ham United FC. Further into his youth career he transferred to Aston Villa FC managing to help guide them to the quarter finals of the FA youth cup. Dan completed his YTS at Peterborough United FC. After playing at a professional level, he dropped down to a semi-professional to concentrate on his passion for coaching. He signed for Saint Neots FC. He then became player, coach and ambassador for the academy, bringing through the next generation from grass roots to elite level.

Professional Coach: Shane Tolley

Professional Football Coach: Shane Tolley

An organised and well driven certified football coach with more than 10 years of a successful track record as a professional player in the UK. Experienced in coaching and motivating a large group of young children of differing ages with outstanding communication skills on and off the field. He is passionate at encouraging young players to always aim for the greatest achievement and working together as a team to increase the chances of success.

Professional Football Coach: Rob Freeman

After spending 10 years at Birmingham city, Rob left there with a good understanding of the game and wanted to pursue a coaching career. After getting his coaching badges, he went on to coach youth football in the Uk and became very successful. Prior to joining Champions Soccer Academy he gained a wealth of experience in coaching youth football in both boys and girls.

Professional Football Coach: Gazal Abiodun

Gazal is a certified, professional and energetic coach with 12 years experience of coaching internationally and locally at all levels, helping players meet their goals in all aspects of football. Gazal possess FA level 1 and 2, United States Soccer Federation D-License, Basic and Advanced coaching License (National Institute For Sports), Diploma in Mass communication. His aim is to cultivate a fun and challenging learning environment that encourages players to develop.