Anthony (JoJo) Valera


My first Forza training session is one memory that I remember clearly. I remember me feeling a bit intimidated that day because all I could see were older and unfamiliar faces. That intimidated feeling never really went away because I would always be around and challenged by players much more skilled, experienced, and older which really shaped me to the player I am today. That day was just the first day of my relationship with the Forza Family. Through the years, I have met some very great people at Forza. People that support, encourage, and challenge you. David has also taken me to international tournaments in the U.S., Germany, Holland, and Peru. I am grateful for all of these experiences that led to me a team in Denmark. I am living my dream of playing soccer and traveling across the world thanks to David and the Forza Family. Forza is more than just a school and David is more than just a soccer coach. To me, David will always be my mentor and life coach. My relationship with David and the Forza Family had lasted since I was 8 years old in 2008. That was also the year that my parents had decided to divorce. At that time, it felt that while my real family was breaking apart, I was gaining a new one. David and Forza will always be a big part of my life.


Anthony (JoJo) Valera

Aalborg Boldspilklub U-17