Football Programmes

Why Lusail Football Academy?

Academy Staff

We have the only football academy in Doha with a community academy leading to a professional academy opportunity. Led by Academy Manager Ciaran Kelly and his staff supporting the Academy’s vision and plans to take it’s players of all ages and parents on a football journey the way it is meant to be.

Our coaches will ensure your child’s development is in line with the highest recognized standard.

All our coaches are UEFA and AFC qualified delivering sessions planned over terms to ensure pathways are achieved.

Player Pathway

Lusail Football Academy is unique in Doha, the syllabus and pathway formed will take it’s talented academy players into the QFA through the established and successful Lusail SC senior team who are competing in the QFA 2nd division. Our Academy’s essential football learning and holistic development syllabus for youth development will guide your child through discipline, learning, problem solving, fitness, vision, focus, awareness and teamwork to ensure in repeated football scenarios your child’s talent potential is given every opportunity to be pushed through our bespoke player pathway.


Situated in Qatar’s new iconic Lusail City our state of the art football facilities and amenities are perfectly accessible from all routes. Lusail Football Academy U10- U16 are coached in our senior team Lusail Sports Club’s Al Egla football training pod, the very best football can offer built by Supreme Council to facilitate World Cup training in 2022.

Our U4-U9 Lusail Football Academy program is based in Doha Sports Park, adjoined to the famous Doha Golf Club which combines two of the region’s most prestigious sporting facilities next door in the most idyllic surroundings.

Lusail Sports Club and Lusail Football Academy Al Egla facility houses our very own administrative offices, meeting rooms, dressing rooms with 4 pitch floodlit 11 a side grass pitch layout, 3 floodlit 5 a floodlit 7 a side grass cage pitch to ensure all football coaching plans are delivered as per UEFA guideline.

Lusail Football Academy not only provides top class grass football facilities, our football programs ensure holistic development in a controlled and safe environment. Visit us, be part of the football journey the way it’s meant to be..

Coaching Ethics

Our Coaches ensure parents are aware of the fundamentals why children want to play football. They want to learn new skills, make new friends, be part of a group, to compete and be successful and experience challenging excitement and action the game of football has to offer.

While winning is important, it must be remembered that winning at all costs does not meet the needs of players. Results are not necessarily a good indicator of coaching effectiveness or ability, the improvement level of players and their level of enjoyment is. We develop the person first to then educate and develop the player.