Our Professional Team

Our highly-qualified team is dedicated to your child's football and individual development

No matter how good a training methodology may be on paper, you need the right people to apply it in the right way. When it comes to the right coach for your child, you want somebody who does not merely follow a training guide and conducts training by “the book” (as is often said).

Our coaches have the experience and expertise to recognise the unique traits of your child and bring out the best in him/her. They also have your child’s long-term best interests, both as a footballer or individual, at heart and will keep him/her on the right path and not get distracted by quick results.

It is the human touch that will make us truly stand out as a football school, which is why our technical team is led by Technical Directors handpicked and stationed here by the Real Madrid Foundation, with the support of the Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Our Technical Directors are experienced and highly-qualified (each holding at least one university degree on top of their coaching qualifications) professionals who are personable, enthusiastic and motivated to work with players in Singapore. They are true professionals and dedicated to their work, yet always there for your child as a coach, teacher and friend.


  • Iván García Technical Director

    Iván is entrusted by Real Madrid Foundation with the responsibility of establishing the technical structure of the Technification School in Singapore, the First soccer centre of its kind in Southeast Asia.

  • Rafael Palacios Assistant Technical Director

    Rafa started his coaching career with Real Madrid Foundation in 2012, it is a testament to Rafa’s skills and qualities that he was tasked by the Real Madrid Foundation to support in developing a long-term Real Madrid Foundation presence in Singapore.

  • Albert Carrió Director of Football (Stamford American International School)

    Albert has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the provision of football coaching services at Stamford American International School with whom we have a collaboration agreement.

  • Enrique Pascual Assistant Technical Director

    Enrique Pascual, or Kike as he is commonly known, is the latest addition to the team of Real Madrid Foundation Technical Directors at the Technification School, joining us at the start of the 2015/16 season.

  • Jeff MacPherson Coach

    With vast experience in local football, Jeff is a key person in the Technical Academy's various initiatives involving reaching out to the Singapore football community.

  • Juanjo Varela Assistant Technical Director

    After playing semi-professional football in several teams in Spain until 2013, Juan José Varela, "Juanjo", decided to start his career as a coach.

  • Igor Ferreira Coach

    During his professional sporting career he has played in countries such as Spain (Villarrubia CF, CP Cacereño) Sweden (Siryanska FC), Switzerland (FC Thun, FC Solothurn), Singapore (Hougang United FC) and Australia (Olympic Darwin FC) playing at a professional level for more than 13 years.

  • Alan Martin Coach

    The experience, knowledge joined with the social and educational skills of Alan are supporting the team and the Technical Academy groups for continuous develoment and improvement

  • Philip Joshua Coach

    With his passion having started as early as at six years old, Josh has remained dedicated to soccer for as long as he can recall. As a vital member of his school soccer teams at both primary and secondary level, Josh was known for his quick movements and ability to rally his teams to victory.

  • Jaime Pérez Coach

    Jaime comes from Madrid, Spain. Since 2003, when he started his degree in Sports Science, he has been involved with multiple football teams.

  • Rafael Navarrete Alegría Assistant Technical Director (Stamford American International School)

    Rafa has a bachelor degree in Education in Physical Education and he is currently completing the last year of Sports Science Degree.

  • Julià Suñer Coach

    Football has been his passion since he was a child. He started playing football at the age of five and with just seventeen years old he became semi-professional. He started coaching some amateur teams in Spain and after moving to Singapore he joined the Real Madrid Foundation Football School first as an assistant coach and this Season as one of our main coaches.

  • Nur Azureen Coach

    Azu is a footballer with the Singapore National Women's team and currently playing for Changi Village SRC where she won several leagues and tournaments.

  • Miguel Laspra Operations Manager

    Miguel is a young entrepreneur who has always been involved in sports. His passion has always been Track & Field ever since he became a national coach at the young age of 22 years old.

  • Andrea Rodríguez Director of Operations

    Andrea is responsible of Operations and Customer Services but also adding her high qualification and passion for sports sciences and coaching

  • Carlos González Owner & Director

    Carlos dedicated himself for two years to ensure the Technification School is able to accomplish its mission. He has had a leading role in building up the team and creating all the infrastructure that a best in class educational sport organisation requires. After 3 years in Singapore, he lives in USA from where he plays executive management role

  • José María de la Riva Director & Advisor

    José María is the advisor to the Technical Academy's management team on initatives and matters that require specific planning and coordination with the headquarters in Madrid.

  • Sergio Cervantes CEO & Founder

    As CEO and Project Director, Sergio oversees the management of Real Madrid Foundation programmes in Singapore.