It’s Braziliant news for NCE Soccer as the National Center for Excellence announce an Easter Tour to Brazil!

Two Boys Select squads will travel to Rio for an 11-day soccer fiesta taking on top professional teams and training with Academy coaches.

NCE Soccer will travel with 2008 and 2010 boys squads to face off against four of Brazils finest teams, including the top two teams in Rio de Janerio.


They will play beach soccer on the world famous Copacabana and go behind the scenes at the mythical Maracanã as well as watching at least two live professional games.

The touring party will visit some of Brazil’s finest beaches and visit Christ The Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and a special social project in Rio de Janeiro.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for NCE Soccer, our players and their families to visit the ‘o Pais do Futebol’ or country of football,” explained NCE Soccer founder John Curtis.

“Football, or soccer may have been invented in England but Brazil really have claimed the game as its own. Soccer is deeply ingrained in the everyday life and culture of this incredible country.

Beach Soccer

“We have wanted to take touring teams to Brazil for some time and I’m delighted that we will be able to take two teams to Rio in 2023.

“We will play games and train with Botafogo, Fluminense and Madureira, play soccer on the beach and visit some of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches.

“We will go behind the scenes at the incredible Maracanã Stadium and visit the CBF Museum and see some of their incredible soccer history including Brazil’s FIVE World Cups.

“This will be a fabulous tour, incredible soccer, stunning sight seeing and plenty of time for the beach, all supported by our bi-lingual tour liaison officer. It will be a Braziliant Easter!”

NCE Soccer Select

Thirty six players will be invited to represent NCE Soccer Select 2008 and 2010 squads with invitations being sent out over the coming days.

The Touring Party will fly from New York on Friday March 31st and return on Monday April 10th with accommodation provided in the Barra da Tijuca area, staying in hotels built for the 2016 Olympics.

Places are limited and will be distributed on a first-come-first served bases, with places only secured once deposits have been received and logged.

Family and friends are welcome to join our Supporters Tour with full details included in player invitations.

This will be a very popular trip to book early to avoid disappointment.

To secure your place in Brazil 2023 register via the Family Portal once your invitation has been received.

* To get involved in NCE Soccer and have the opportunity to join our international touring squads get in touch with the team via this link or register your details and create your own Family Portal via this link.