Our Partners

For every sport offered at Aspire Academy, there exists a programme coordinated and run in close consultation as well as ongoing monitoring and development with the corresponding national association or federation. Student-athletes regularly swap the Aspire Academy colours for the maroon stripe of Qatar national football teams during various international competitions.

International Presence

CULTURAL Y DEPORTIVA LEONESA

CULTURAL Y DEPORTIVA LEONESA

In 2015, Aspire Academy took up a majority stake of Spanish third division club, Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa with the same goals and objective as the K.A.S. Eupen arrangement.

An important relationship is being built with Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa where several professional players who are Aspire graduates continue to develop within Europe’s football culture.

K.A.S. EUPEN

K.A.S. EUPEN

Aspire Zone Foundation became the owner of K.A.S. Eupen, a Belgian professional football club that currently plays in the top tier Belgian league (Jupiler Pro League), in June 2012. The acquisition serves an important role in the philosophy of Aspire Academy and functions as a stepping stone for Aspire's Qatari players, as well as 'Aspire Football Dreams' scholarship players to guarantee a smooth and successful transition from youth to professional football.

Everything at K.A.S. Eupen conforms to the Aspire philosophy of educating champions in sport and in life. This is the next stage in the training of our young players. The club offers the perfect opportunity for players to make the jump from junior to adult football and to learn what it means in a practical sense to be a professional player.

DELHI DYNAMOS

ODISHA FC

In June 2017, Aspire Academy and Indian Super League (ISL) football club, Odisha FC - Previously known for Delhi Dynamos FC, started a technical partnership that sees the Academy share its football knowhow and management expertise including coaching, training, scouting and sports science with the Delhi-based club in their pursuit of success on the pitch. As part of the agreement, Aspire Academy sends coaches, talent scouts and analysts to Delhi, to help develop existing talent and promote best practice in training, development and scouting for the club's teams and different youth development programmes.

LEEDS UNITED

LEEDS UNITED

In January 2018, Aspire Academy and English football club Leeds United F.C. officially joined forces in a unique partnership which aims to provide long term benefits to the club on the field performance. The partnership sees Aspire Academy provide support and insight in fields such as academy and youth development, performance analysis and sport science. The collaboration also allows the English Championship club Leeds United F.C. to join a network which features some of the biggest and best clubs in Europe.

ASIA – ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS INSTITUTES IN ASIA

ASIA – ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS INSTITUTES IN ASIA

Aspire Academy is a founding member of the “Association of Sports Institutes in Asia” (ASIA) that was established in February 2015 and is the region's first association bringing together Asian high performance training centers. ASIA’s mission is to foster the best practices in the area of long-term Asian athlete development through a comprehensive model of collaboration, exchange of expertise and networking opportunities for administrators of high performance across all of Asia.