NF Selection Future Cup - NF ACADEMY
NF SELECTION
FUTURE CUP

Join the NF Selection teams in Gothenburg, Sweden during the Easter holidays!

NF SELECTION
FUTURE CUP

Join the NF Selection teams in Gothenburg, Sweden during the Easter holidays!

NF SELECTION FUTURE CUP

NF Academy will participate in Future Cup that wil take place from 17th to 21st of April 2025 in Gothenburg, Sweden. For young players who wish to get the first taste of international competition, this is a great opportunity.

With guidance from our team of professional and experienced Portuguese coaches, the players will have the opportunity to develop and make new friends along the way.

WHO IS IT FOR?

We recommend participating players to have a medium to high regional level with a strong motivation and willingness to learn. To ensure the right challenge for all participants, we differentiate on level when we have two teams in the same age category.

Players in the following age categories can apply for participation:

  • U17 (2008) 11×11 – 15 field players + 2 GK
  • U16 (2009) 11×11 – 15 field players + 2 GK
  • U15 (2010) 11×11 – 15 field players + 2 GK
  • U14 (2011) 11 x 11 – 15 field players + 2 GK
  • U13 (2012) 9×9 – 13 field players + 2 GK
  • U12 (2013) 7×7 – 10 field players + 2 GK
  • U11 (2014/2015) 7 x 7 – 10 field players + 2 GK

GOALS WITH THE PROGRAM

Our main objectives in NF Selection Future Cup is to provide players with international match references against strong teams, give the players a better understanding of the game and provide experience in integrating into a team with good players from different countries.

During  the training sessions and tournament, we will do a full evaluation of all the players. Each player will receive a detailed evaluation report with feedback on what they need to improve to reach a higher level. The purpose is to give guidance for their training work when they return to their country.

“I played together with some very good players and trained under very competent coaches. Such programs carry a lot of worth, because they later on make the transition to new teams and levels easier.”

Kristian Arnstad, RSC Anderlecht and captain of Norway U16

PACKAGES

PLAYER

  • Accommodation at 4 stars Hotel – multiple room with other players
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner upon arrival, breakfast on departure)
  • Transportation from the hotel to the fields
  • 2 training sessions before the tournament matches
  • Experienced NF Academy head coach per team
  • 1 physiotherapist and goalkeeper coach shared between the NF teams
  • Team meetings
  • Individual player report (sent after the program has ended)
  • Social program and supervision of players

Price per Player
1295 EUR (5 days / 4 nights)

FAMILY

  • Accommodation at 4 stars Hotel (5 days / 4 nights) – Double and Single rooms available
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation from the hotel to the fields

Price per person in a triple room 575 EUR | Total 1725 EUR
Price per person in a double/twin room 550 EUR | Total 1100 EUR
Price per person in a single room 605 EUR

Official Tournament Kit is a mandatory add-on for players.
Once you complete the player registration, you will receive the information about how to acquire your tournament kit.
This kit includes the NF Academy Home and Away match shirts, shorts and two pair of socks, that will be delivered at your address.
The goalkeepers will only have one color for the tournament kit.

NF ACADEMY MEMBERSHIP

Subscribe to the NF Academy Membership Program and get an exclusive discount on
the player or goalkeeper package.

Member Price: 995 EUR  (1295 EUR. Save 300 EUR)

FREE WEEK IN CASCAIS WITH OUR PARTNER CLUB

NF Academy is pleased to announce that players who have booked an International Program for the 24/25 season and are members* will have the opportunity to partake in a week of intense training sessions and social activities with GDS Cascais Futebol SAD in Cascais, Portugal.
This week, the player will be evaluated by the Club Performance Department and train with the team from his age group. This offer does not include flights, accommodation or transportation.

 

*This offer is exclusively available to players with a NF Membership.

NF ACADEMY 2024 RESULTS

  • 2013 Team: 3rd place
  • 2012 Team: 18th place (out of 40 teams)
  • 2011 Team: 6th place
  • 2010 Team: 19th place (out of 32 teams)
  • 2009 Team: 9th place (out of 28 teams)
  • 2008 Team: 17th place (out of 24 teams)

TOURNAMENT FACTS

Future Cup is an open tournament, which attracts participating clubs from all over Scandinavia. The tournament is played by official FIFA rules and consists of a group stage, before the two highest placed teams will advance to knock out stages.

More information: https://futurecup.se/

PARTICIPATING CLUBS

TOURNAMENT FACTS

Future Cup is an open tournament, which attracts participating clubs from all over Scandinavia. The tournament is played by official FIFA rules and consists of a group stage, before the two highest placed teams will advance to knock out stages.

More information: https://futurecup.se/

LOCATION

Göteborg, a major city in Sweden, is situated off the Göta älv river on the country’s west coast. An important seaport, it’s known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards like the Avenyn, the city’s main thoroughfare, lined with many cafes and shops.

Liseberg is a popular amusement park with themed rides, performance venues and a landscaped sculpture garden.

LOCATION

Göteborg, a major city in Sweden, is situated off the Göta älv river on the country’s west coast. An important seaport, it’s known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards like the Avenyn, the city’s main thoroughfare, lined with many cafes and shops.

Liseberg is a popular amusement park with themed rides, performance venues and a landscaped sculpture garden.

VIDEOS

OTHER INFORMATION

We value to give good consultation before booking a program to ensure the right challenge for all our participants. Best way to identify if this program is suitable for you is to start by sending us a request. Please give us some information about the club, position, age, level and goals, and we will follow up from there. If you have some video available, please share.

Are you unsure if you have the level to be in this program? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We can let you know when the next available local training camp in your region take place and evaluate the player for international programs.

Program 2024 (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Day 1 – Arrival day, accommodation at the hotel and shared dinner in the evening with a briefing about the program and time for players to get to know each other.

Day 2 – Training sessions

Day 3 and 4 – Tournament matches.

Day 5 – Finals and closing ceremony. Finishing the program by lunch time.

ACCOMMODATION

During the tournament the players, staff and family member who choose to book a room with us will stay at Gothia Towers. This is a 4,5 star hotel with modern rooms, a central location and great facilities.

NF ACADEMY COACHES

NF Academy uses skilled and experienced coaches with backgrounds from European big clubs. We want a profile with ambitious coaches great academic weight for our projects. The coaches are carefully selected from applications we receive and our existing contact network.

 You can see all our coaches here.

NFA Director | Gonçalo Nunes

GONÇALO NUNES
HEAD COACH AND NF ACADEMY DIRECTOR

NF Academy International Director Gonçalo Nunes has an impressive 25-year background in youth football. He is a solid resource for both NF Academy and the players in the academy system together with NF Academy Director Joao Plantier.

Gonçalo has mainly worked as Head Coach, technical coordinator and technical director for 25 years in international football. He has a UEFA-A license as well as level 3 IPDJ as a sports coach, and is really looking forward to working closer to the talented players of NF Academy.

International Background
He has worked under Carlos Queiroz, and the Manchester United football school project for 6 years. Gonçalo has also been linked to Sporting Clube de Portugal for 2 years, and for the past 5 years he has been responsible for the international field of youth football in Sport Lisboa e Benfica. There he has also been a player developer coordinator for the past three years.

During the last decade, he has been involved in several international projects and programs at various levels, where he has traveled around the world, as well as coordinating and involved with thousands of players and coaches on programs in Portugal.

Gonçalo will select the coaching staff for this program. You can see all our coaches here.

«I participated with NF Academy’s U13 team, which was great! Vi got to the quarter final, where we lost to Sporting CP on penalties. It’s not the best way to go out of a competition, but the whole setup is great with some very good coaches!”
Niklas Haugland, Leeds U23 and Norway U17 national team

“I would say my time with NF Academy has helped take away the challenging aspect that new situations can produce, such as getting national team callups, changing clubs or taking further steps as a player. Their programs are on a high level, with good coaches, and there are players from different nationalities who seek the same as you. It really makes you develop both as a person and a player.”
Oscar Fuglesang, Silkeborg and Denmark U17 national team

«João Plantier has played an important part in my career for several reasons. He gave me freedom and believed in me. We had a close relationship, and he monitored me the whole way. João gave me feedback on what I needed to improve during matches, and last but not least, he was very good at constantly providing me with new challenges.”
Zeca, Captain of FC Copenhagen and Greece national team

“I played together with same very good players and trained under very competent coaches. First and foremost, it was a great experience, and I got a good reference on what level the best teams in Europe were on. Such programs carry a lot of worth, because they later on make the transition to new teams and levels easier.”
Kristian Arnstad, RSC Anderlecht and captain of Norway U16

“The training sessions are on a very high level, and there are exercises I have never participated in before. I have learned a lot, which I take with me to my training back home in Norway”
Dylan Ryan Murugesapilla, Lillestrøm and captain of Norway U15

“My boys (born 2004 and 2007) are really excited to come to the IberCup Cascais tournament. Not only to play against top teams but also to see where their current level is and to train and meet other good players around Scandinavia. To have programs like NF Academy is fantastic. When you train with top-level coaches and other same age players you really see where the international football level is.»
Bjørn Helge Riise, former Fulham and Norwegian National team player

«It wasn’t until we came home that we saw the huge improvements in Kevin as a player. He has a new authority about him now, and his decision making is better. The reason for this, is good experiences and good coaches at NF Academy. We won’t for a second regret we chose a team with the competence that NF Academy has.”
Thomas Hansvoll, former professional boxer and national champion

“The stay with NF Academy gave me a taste of everyday life as a professional. Very competent coaches and good players around me. The days were good, and I learned a lot. It was after this stay that I dared to visit foreign clubs to show what I can do.”
Lucas Kåhed, IFK Gøteborg and Sweden U17

“I am very happy with last year’s NF Academy participation in IberCup. It was very exciting and inspiring to get to play in a team with so many good players from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. I got motivated to give even more after having played against and seen how good oponents from countries such as Portugal, Spain and Mexico were.”
Fredrik Oppegård, Vålerenga and Norway U17

«During the easter of 2018, I was in Cascais, Portugal with NF Academy to participate in IberCup Cascais 2018. It was my first time with NF Academy, and a great experience. I got a lot from the trip. The training, matches, coaches and players were a fantastic mix of both fun and serious football.”
Filip Mellbin, Denmark U16

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