SOCCER RESORT IN THE NEWS
Soccer is the New Golf - Crain's New York Business
We Live Soccer - Fox Soccer Channel
Scoring a Success With Soccer Resort in the US - Irish Times
Since the Miami South Beach Classic of 2003, The Soccer Resort has organized competitive and recreational adult soccer tournaments from Iceland to Las Vegas, and New York, to Boston, California, Miami South Beach, Hawaii, Costa Rica San Diego, San Francisco, Dublin, London, Hawaii and many more locations.
Soccer Resort also organizes team-building events for companies in North America and Europe where companies bring together employees either locally, or to a fun destination like Las Vegas, where employees will travel to, and connect in a fun, authentic, casual environment.
Approximately 19,000 people play with the Soccer Resort every year, including celebrities such as the retired English Professional stars of the 1990's like George Weah, Ian Rush, Jan Molby, Bruce Grobbelaar, Mark Walters, Clayton Blackmore, as well as stars like Anthony LaPaglia, Steve Jones, and more!
Teams have joined us from the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, France, Spain, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, Norway, Sweden, Demark, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Japan
Our adult soccer travel weekends are for amateur adult soccer teams - with divisions for Open, Over 30, Over 40 and Masters (Men's, Women's and Coed soccer tournaments). We've been around since 2002, and you can be sure, if we didn't know how to show people a good time, we wouldn't still be here!
We are called the Soccer Resort, because we put a high emphasis on great hotels, and excellent quality soccer fields. Nowadays, many of our locations are either luscious Bermuda grass or state of the art, high expense, field turf. Soccer Resort winning teams and runners-up get $1000's of discounts and credits to make your future travel trips with The Soccer Resort even cheaper!
The Soccer Resort LLC, is a privately owned company with offices in the New York Tri State Area (Hoboken, NJ overlooking Manhattan!).
The Soccer Resort is staffed by soccer fanatics, who know that when you want to take a soccer weekend vacation, you want to play plenty of soccer. We want you to have fun, and we try to have some fun in the process ourselves.
Soccer Resort prides itself in being receptive to feedback, and if we can, we'll listen, and resolve any issues with a sense of humor. After all - you're on vacation!
Soccer Resort was started by Niall Swan in 2002 (check out our first website!). Niall started his work career in the USA as a young online web editor in 1994, before moving to work as an Internet strategist for a Madison Avenue marketing firm. From 1996 to 2002, during the web 1.0 years, Niall served as a Director for internet and online travel businesses in New York setting up the U.S. office of Irish technology and e-commerce companies. His roles were primarily marketing, product development, and business development. Before starting Soccer Resort, Niall was also a marketing consultant to Carlsberg for their soccer marketing initiatives in the U.S.A.
Niall hit his soccer peak in 2005, playing against the Liverpool, and Arsenal teams of the 1990's at the Soccer Resort celebrity tournament in Iceland.
Niall holds a BA in History and Political Science, as well as a Masters Degree in European Union policy studies from University College Dublin