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Football + Distance Learning Study

Minerva’s Virtual Academy 

EduKick President, Joey Bilotta is delighted to announce Minerva’s Virtual Academy as an additional online education partner available to EduKick Academy player’s 12 – 18 years of age. By joining a school that’s 100% online, fully flexible, and purpose-built for ambitious student-footballers who are pursuing EduKick’s unique FOOTBALL & EDUCATION academy. 

EduKick Spain Football Academy is in the Costa del Sol (Benalmadena, Malaga) – a footballer’s paradise that is passionate about their Spanish football culture. The success of the EduKick Spain Football Academy is the result of 20+ years of experience teaching, training, mentoring, and advising with a holistic approach to football (soccer) development.

By studying online, EduKick footballers can spend more time training and playing at the academy while achieving a private education to better safeguard their future academically. Whilst doing so, the EduKick academy players must also receive a fantastic education without compromising their performances on the football pitch. 

By joining Minerva’s Virtual Academy, a school that’s 100% online, fully flexible, and purpose-built for talented, ambitious youngsters who are pursuing a unique path, EduKick student-footballers can spend more time playing football whilst also achieving brilliant IGCSE and A Level result to safeguard their future academically.


  • Flexible schedule that works around players training and match commitments 
  • Live lessons delivered by experienced teachers
  • All lessons are recorded and can be viewed later
  • 1-to-1 mentoring fortnightly to check on students’ academic progress and wellbeing
  • Students take part in weekly assemblies to stimulate a love of learning beyond sport
  • Collaborative learning environments: students work together on assignments/projects


Minerva is also able to offer 1-on-1 private tutoring, language classes and a short coding course for further information on Minerva Tutors, please click here. For further information please visit Minerva’s Virtual Academy or download the parent prospectus here.

  • Minerva has tutors who can deliver language lessons in the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese


  • Short Courses / Workshops
    • SAT/ ACT group/ individual tutoring
    • Coding – Link here
    • Exam/ University Preparation – Link here



“The main reason we started to look for an online school is that our son decided to go to Spain where he lives in a residence at a Football Academy. As he has trained every day in the morning and then at 2:30 in the afternoon, it is very difficult for him to find a school could accommodate his football training schedule. Minerva offered him an education at a high level as well as continuance with his football training all of which he hopes he can continue at a professional level.” – Jakub’s Mother

Edukick Spain Facilities

EduKick Spain Football (Soccer) Academy is an elite Spanish football academy for international student-footballers. The academy is located in the Benalmadena (COSTA DEL SOL), with 320 days of sunshine each year, optimizing our players ability to train on quality grass pitches daily!