THE JOURNEY AT SOCCER ASSIST
GET TO KNOW OUR SOCCER SQUAD
SOCCER ASSIST VISION + VALUES
OUR AWARDS + FEATURES
OUR JOURNEY

ABout Soccer Assist

October 2014 was the birth of Soccer Assist as co-founders Tyrelle McLeod-Bentley & Junior Osei-Tutu sat in their dorm room in West Virginia discussing the lack of support they received from their scholarship agency.

Obtaining a scholarship is just an important process for each of our student-athletes. Soccer Assist’s client-centered approach, offers a personalised experience to each individual, both before and after a scholarship is attained. We help enable them to prepare themselves well, to ensure each individual achieves their full academic and sporting potential. Attaining a scholarship is just the beginning of the process, we help create sporting opportunities throughout their time in the U.S. 

Travelling to another country may seem to be a daunting experience, but with Soccer Assist, you will feel at ease. The guidance and tailored support services will allow each student-athlete to reach their maximum potential and surely make an impression. With experiences of playing in the U.S, the staff have achieved Academic Honors, National Championships and have competed at the professional standard. Now it’s Soccer Assist’ turn to guide clients to do the same; as with the right support, anything is possible.

OUR SQUAD

Meet the team

Soccer Assist is an award-winning scholarship agency that help talented student-athletes secure U.S scholarships.

The foundation of Soccer Assist is based on providing world-class soccer scholarship experiences to aspiring student-athletes.

Junior Osei-Tutu

Co-Founder

After successfully completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Walsh University (Ohio), Business Management major and graduating with a GPA of 3.5, Junior moved back to the U.K. to co-found Soccer Assist. Throughout his time in the U.S. he attained the skills and knowledge required to manage and operate a team.

Alongside being mentioned as one of the Top 20 young entrepreneurs in Startups U.K., he has been featured in publications such as Business Advice.

Tyrelle McLeod-Bentley

Co-Founder

After studying a Business Management degree in the U.S. at Olympic College & West Virginia Tech University, Tyrelle moved on to play professionally in Sweden. In 2014 he was Young Enterprise business award winner and named one of the under-30s rising sport executives in the U.K., by the Sports Industry Group.

Prior to co-founding Soccer Assist, Tyrelle helped many CEOs and entrepreneurs to build illustrious businesses working for the Supper Club, part of Prelude Group in London.

Liam Roche

Relationship Coordinator

Liam completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville TN); Exercise Science major graduating with a GPA of 3.4. He played youth football within the Rushden & Diamonds setup, as well as spells with Northampton Town, Leicester City and Corby Town. Liam pursued a NCAA soccer scholarship in the U.S with Muskingum University (Ohio), before transferring to Trevecca Nazarene University in 2014. He achieved an academic honours including: Deans List 2015 & 2016.

Liam has also completed the ‘Young Apprentice Programme’, which provided himself the skills and confidence of coaching and mentoring young people through sport.

Joe Oxley

Academy Head Coach

Joe Oxley is a UEFA A licensed football coach, and football production consultant, with 11 years coaching experience; including 5 years within the youth development phase of the academy at Luton Town Football club leading the U14, U15, and U16 age groups.

Representing, delivering and contributing to a progressive coaching program and club philosophy, he has helped to produce several players who have represented their country at youth level, moved to Premier league clubs and made their professional debuts.

Joe has worked on global football projects alongside a number of international players including James Rodriguez, Miralem Panic and Gareth Bale. Working throughout 2017/2018 with Adidas, UEFA Champions League and a host of Europe's biggest clubs including Real Madrid and Juventus.

Alongside this, 8 years of experience developing and co-coordinating award-winning educational programming with the Winch, and The Princes Trust have afforded Joe vast leadership experience, and the opportunity to work closely with groups of young people daily.

This coupled perspective provide him with an in-depth understanding of modern football, and the characteristics and experience to produce exceptional young players and outstanding young men.

Jordan Smith-Williams

Trial Coordinator

Jordan completed his bachelor of science degree with honours at Reinhardt University (Georgia) in sports studies and business administration graduating with a GPA of 3.7.

Prior to heading over to the States, he had a brief spell with Coventry City, and then went on to play for Sutton Coldfield district and Staffordshire County.

His time at Reinhardt was extremely decorated which included; being a part of the NSCAA All-Region Team in 2014, NSCAA All-Region Team in 2015, 2014-2015 1st Team All-Conference team, and 2015-2016 1st Team All-Conference. Furthermore, he boasted an impressive record of 60 goal contributions is 60 appearances.

Individual records included; 2014 Appalachian Conference Freshman of the Year, 2015 Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Year, and 2015 Appalachian Athletic Conference Golden Boot Winner, and also awarded Academic All-American after the 2014-15 season.

LEAGUE LEADERS

Our Vision

Providing world-class soccer scholarship experiences to aspiring student-athletes. Soccer Assist values:

Detailed
  • Focus on results – when we need to be, we are ruthlessly focused.
  • We plan and identify all eventualities in order to react quickly when required.
  • We have the right answers for 99% of questions. For the remaining 1% we will find the best answer.
Freedom to succeed
  • Trust forms the foundation of our team and empowers all members of staff.
  • We aim to be ourselves and stand up for what we feel is right and important.
  • We encourage healthy debate, and once a decision is made we support it wholeheartedly.
Innovate
  • Think in the future, anticipate trends and opportunities.
  • Generate ideas and move them to action.
  • Be imaginative in finding solutions to issues and pursuing opportunities for the business.
To be adventurous, creative and open
  • Be honest at all times and demonstrate high integrity.
  • We should always be seeking adventure and having fun exploring new possibilities.
  • We approach situations and challenges with an open mind.
Human touch
  • We put the needs of our clients first. Finding them a solution is what we pride ourselves on doing.
  • Value the differences in people and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Build great relationships with those you work with, both internally and externally.
TO BE FIRST
  • Being proactive in our approach when finding the best scholarship deals for our clients.
  • Thinking outside of the box to create new and exciting opportunities for the student-athlete community.
  • Continuously challenging our people to stay informed about the constant industry changes.
SOCCER ASSIST IN THE NEWS

AWARDS / PR FEATURES

Moments of our journey captured so far.

Startups.co.uk –
Young entrepreneurs to watch.
SHEKICKs.NET –
An American Hero.
FC BUSINESS –
Opens USA doors for student-athletes.
BUSINESSADVIcE.CO.UK –
LAUNCHING AN AGENCY.
NCSYES.CO.UK –
TEEN IDOL.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPARK BY NATWEST –
GO-DO AWARD WINNER.
SPORTINDUSTRY.BIZ –
NEXTGEN WITH BARCLAYS.