If you are a female footballer who’s interested to be seen and potentially scouted by professional clubs in Spain, you’ve come to the right place. Since 2020, we’ve been helping Aussie girls and women chase their football dreams.
TSK Football Management is an Australian-based organisation that is genuinely passionate about providing talented female Australian football players with opportunities to play at the highest level in Europe. We have a team of full-time staff equipped with an intricate understanding of the LaLiga Feminina system, extensive relationships with top professional clubs, and a genuine understanding of how female football recruiting actually works. Combined, we offer a unique blend of knowledge, coaching and opportunity to help you to realise your potential.
Pearl, a talented 16 year old Australian footballer, was scouted by TSK Football Management, who arranged for her to participate in a two-week trial with Spanish club, SD Eibar, where she was successful in being offered a position
About the 2024 Spain Female Football Tour
The 2024 Spain tour will be an all-female Australian football team at NPLW level aged 16 to 22, who will be selected to train with and compete against the women academy teams of Athletic Club de Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Eibar.
These teams currently play in LaLiga Feminina (the top tier of Spanish women football) and there is genuine opportunity to be scouted by the Directors of Football of these giant clubs for any player whose talent attracts their attention.
If any player is selected by any of the three clubs as a potential talent that potentially matches their current academy high level system, the club will approach TSK Football Management Tour Lead, and in coordination with the player and/or their parent/guardian, a once-in-a-lifetime trial for one week will be offered for the player to train with the respective club’s academy. If at the end of the trial the player is deemed to be suitable by the club, a spot will be offered for the player to join the academy of a professional club and start their journey to become a professional footballer.
It is not a coincidence that we chose the second mid of August for the tour; this is the time when female professional clubs in Spain will be running their pre-season and exploring any new talent to join their club for the upcoming season, so it is the perfect time for the TSK Football Management squad to be competing with those clubs.
There will be no additional charge for the above service, and it is part of the benefits that TSK Football Management offer through its unique relationships with European professional clubs.
In women football, Spain is currently World Champion, U20 World Champion and U17 Champion so it is now the most advanced footballing country in the world when it comes to womens football.
Spanish clubs you will play against
These are the Spanish female football teams that you will have an opportunity to play:
Athletic Club de Bilbao
Stadium: San Mamés
Lezama Academy: The highest percentage in Spain for academy players who play in the first team
TEAM POINTS OF INTEREST
One of only 3 clubs in Spain’s history that never relegated to 2nd division
8 LaLiga titles (league titles)
24 Copa del Rey (cup titles)
Women Team currently plays in LaLiga Feminina (top tier)
Stadium: Reale Arena
Zubieta Academy: Women’s Team currently plays in LaLiga Feminina (top tier)
TEAM POINTS OF INTEREST
2 LaLiga titles (league titles)
3 Copa del Rey (cup titles)
The team boasts a diverse squad of talented players, including international stars from various countries
What’s included in the 2024 Spain Female Football Tour
This tour is only for those female football players who are serious about their football future. This is not a holiday, it is a business trip. Players will be pushed in practice, expected to play their best at all times and take care of their bodies, just like a professional club academy player.
Our goal is to give TSK Football Management players the best platform to pursue a European team placement. Our coaches will be right there to support you through it all.
What is included in the fee:
- International return flights from Sydney to Madrid and domestic travel by train from Madrid to San Sebastián and back
- Accommodation throughout the duration of the trip
- Three meals per day throughout the duration of the trip
- A private bus throughout the duration of the trip
- Train with and play against the women academy teams of Athletic Club de Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Eibar
- Genuine opportunity to be scouted and potentially be offered a trial by the Directors of Football of Athletic Club de Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Eibar
- Complete training kit that incudes:
- a polo shirt
- tracksuit jacket
- playing jersey
- Tours around the facilities of the clubs
- One female footballer from each club to sit down with the girls and provide her perspective on what it takes to become a female professional football player
- Potential to attend a women professional match in the stadium
- Social activities in the beautiful city of San Sebastián that include fantastic festive activities like “Semana Grande” among others
- A tour leader and a female team manager
Rules and expectations
There will be strict rules in place for all players to abide by. This includes but not limited to the prohibition of consuming alcoholic drinks, smoking and going out at night. All player movements will be strictly controlled by the Tour Leader and Team Manager.
This is a tour to provide talented female Australian players with a very unique opportunity to showcase their talent in one of the most successful footballing nation in the world and the expectations of TSK Football Management is that players will conduct themselves in a manner that would suit the occasion.
A further detailed document about rules and expectations will be provided to players/parents when they receive the invitation to register/pay for the tour, for review and signature.
Your tour leaders
The tour will be led by/the team will be coached by TSK Football Management MD who holds the prestigious AFC/FA A Diploma and who has over 30 years of experience in the beautiful game as a player and a coach.
There will be a female Team Manager who will assist the Tour Leader with all administrative tasks and ensure that the girls are being well looked after at all times.
All team leaders have a Working with Children Check (WWCC).
Travel dates and locations
Here are the travel dates and location details for the tour:
- Flight 1 Wednesday 14 Aug 2024 Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport - Dubai International Airport - EMIRATES
- Flight 2 Thursday 15 Aug 2024 Dubai International Airport - Madrid Adolfo Suarez-Barajas Airport - EMIRATES
- Flight 3 Monday 26 Aug 2024 Madrid Adolfo Suarez-Barajas Airport - Dubai International Airport - EMIRATES
- Flight 4 Tuesday 27 Aug 2024 Dubai International Airport - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport - EMIRATES
City: San Sebastián (Basque Country)
This city, also known as Donostia, lies along a white sandy bay between the Urgull and Igeldo hills. The province of Guipuzcoa, of which San Sebastián is the capital, blends sea and mountains, offering the traveller landscape, sports and cuisine, as well as interesting monuments.
Basque Country: The Basque country is renowned for the top quality coaches it has produced throughout the years with managers like Mikel Arteta (Arsenal), Unai Emery (Aston Villa) and Xabi Alonso (Bayer Leverkusen) to name a few.
We are proud to partner with Colegio Mayor Olarain for the duration of your stay. Olarain is located on the Donostia campus of the Basque Country University which is next to Tecnun, of the University of Navarra and Musikene.
2024 Spain Female Football Tour Fees
Your tour fees are:
$11,440 AUD including GST
- Deposit of $1,500 ADU with registration (non-refundable*) – due by 15 February 2024
- 2nd payment of $2,485 AUD – due by 15 March 2024
- 3rd payment of $2,485 AUD – due by 15 April 2024
- 4th payment of $2,485 AUD – due by 15 May 2024
- 5th & last payment of $2,485 AUD – due by 1 June 2024
*Please ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance before your deposit is paid to ensure your deposit is covered by your insurer in the event you cannot attend the tour. Please check the terms and conditions of your policy before purchase.
What’s not included but mandatory to be provided by the player/parents
- International travel insurance – proof must be submitted along with the 5th and final payment
- A valid passport copy with at least 6-month expiry date from the date of departure – must be submitted along with the 5th and final payment
- All personal medical equipment/medications
Can parents accompany their children on the tour?
Absolutely! We have been coaching the game in Australia for over a decade and we know how important and enjoyable it is for parents to accompany their kids on a trip with such a unique opportunity.
It is important to remember however that we do not allow any parent interaction with players while they are training or competing. This is to ensure that the player experiences exactly what it’s like to be in a professional club academy environment.
Ready to apply?
If you’re ready to apply for the tour of a lifetime, please click the link below and complete the form. Please note that submitting the form does not automatically guarantee you a spot on the tour. One of our friendly tour managers will contact you very shortly to discuss the tour, assess your eligibility and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to see you on tour!