About Us




La Cantera Football is a professional coaching organization that offers a wide range of services to aspiring young footballers. This includes academy programs, international tours and player management.

Our academy programs are run by licensed coaches as well as current or former professional football players at specially selected venues. We pride ourselves in offering individual player development in a structured, enjoyable, rewarding and safe learning environment.

La Cantera, literally meaning “the quarry” in Spanish is a term used in Spain to refer to youth academies and feeder clubs that provide training and experience to young players and assist  them in the transition to  professional football. Renowned Canteras include Athletic Club de Bilbao, FC Barcelona, Club Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla FC,  Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF.


“The LCF Academy is a good stepping-stone for young players, the team are doing a great job. It’s the start of bigger and better things”

James Troisi | Socceroos player

“I have known the guys at LCFootball for a number of years and all the coaches have great knowledge or are former professionals who have played and know the game so I am certain that LCF players are in good hands”

Apostolos Giannou | Socceroos player

The sessions are really well run and organised with experienced coaches. I can see the kids having a lot of fun while learning which is really important

Joe Palatsidis | Melbourne City FC Reserves Coach