Arsenal Soccer School

Arsenal Soccer School at KAUST

 Posted on Jan 14, 2018

Arsenal Soccer Schools have been operating since 1985 and have become one of the world's largest soccer school programs, establishing a global presence across 21 countries.

On 14 January Arsenal Soccer School has successfully launched a football coaching program in KAUST for children aged 6-18. Over 100 children have registered for the program, which will be running for 18 weeks until June 2018.

The girls-only football arrangements are now being finalized and the sessions will be launched in the coming weeks.

The School aims to build on the passion that the KSA already has for football and create a sporting environment that fosters teamwork, self-development and empowerment. A team of highly qualified and experienced football coaches are dedicated to developing confidence and discovering the talent in each young athlete.

Meet the coaching team

Zuber Patel – Arsenal Soccer Schools KSA Head Coach

Zuber has joined the team this season after close to 8 years' service at the Football Association in England. He has been working with the England National Teams at U18s and U20s as a coach educator at UEFA B level, supporting the growth of a nationally recognized grass roots Abu Hanifah Foundation Football Club (AHF FC). Zuber is happy to bring his experience and knowledge to ensure every child at Arsenal Soccer Schools KSA is provided with a fun learning environment to develop and play the Arsenal Way.

Tim Jones

Tim joined Arsenal Soccer School from South Wales where he has been working for the University of South Wales on the English Football League Trust program as a coordinator and coach educator. He has obtained a 1st Class Hons in Football Coaching and Performance BSc, UEFA 'B' License and FA Youth Award and is currently studying for his MSc in Advanced Performance Football Coaching. Tim has more than 10 years coaching experience and looks forward to helping the program and players grow playing the Arsenal Way. 

John Brown

John Brown embarked in a career as football coach from 2010 working with the British Army football team. After completing 3 years he joined the coaching team for Manchester City to work in China. Working with children of varied ages and abilities to build their love for the game whilst developing their football skills and techniques. John has also worked at Buckswood Football Academy, a British boarding school supporting the development of young players. He looks forward to enjoying the next few years at Arsenal Soccer Schools bringing fun and enjoyment to the football community in KAUST.

Missed the launch of the program? You still have a chance to join the Arsenal Soccer School program! For more details, please contact Head Coach Zuber on 050 935 2326 or Tim on 055 815 5929, or send an e-mail to


Arsenal Soccer School at KAUST