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.

Soccer Assist use a client-centered approach offering a personalised experience to each student-athlete. This will enable each individual to achieve 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. It is up to the individual to make the most of these opportunities to excel in their university career.

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 student-athletes with a support structure that guides each individual to achieve their full potential.

Junior Osei-Tutu

Co-Founder

Junior successfully completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Walsh University attaining a major in Business Management, graduating with a GPA of 3.5. Throughout his time in the U.S he attained the skills and knowledge to manage an efficient workforce.

Spending his youth days playing within the Milton Keynes Dons setup, he pursued his soccer career by attaining a soccer scholarship in the U.S. He became a two-time national champion with West Virginia Tech University (prior to his time at Walsh University). He achieved many academic honors including: Deans List 2014 & 2015 & 2016 and was also a member of the 2015 Fall GLIAC All-Academic & All-Academic Excellence Team.

Junior attained a ‘Junior Sports Leadership Award’, which enabled him to communicate effectively with various age groups. He also completed the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme’, which provided him with skills and confidence to work effectively within a group. In 2017, Junior was awarded the ‘Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs 2017’ by Startups UK.

Tyrelle McLeod-Bentley

Co-Founder

After studying a Business Management degree in the U.S for 2 years at Olympic College & West Virginia Tech University, Tyrelle moved on to play professionally in Sweden. A 2014 'Young Enterprise business award' winner, Tyrelle has received numerous educational and sporting accolades in his career to date.

Tyrelle earned his place on an internship with The Prelude Group where he worked with some of Britain's most illustrious businesses. He has also worked with CEO’s behind some of Britain’s most illustrious businesses.

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.

Tobee Oyeleye

Content Creator

Tobee successfully obtained his Bachelor's degree in Finance from Saginaw Valley State University. He is now part of the Marketing Team that is responsible for capturing quality content that showcases the best of Soccer Assist' services. Tobee has also played a key role in launching our weekly YouTube series.

Tobee won several accolades during his college career. Since transferring from West Virginia Tech University to Saginaw Valley in 2015, he totaled 11 goals and 4 assists with 2 game-winning goals. Tobee qualified through to the NCAA national tournament and won the GLIAC Conference in 2016 whilst receiving honorable mentions.

LEAGUE LEADERS

Our Vision

To become the number one sports scholarship agency in the world. 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 if 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, but 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. Getting them a solution is what we do.
  • 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.