FCBEscola expands in Canada with the opening of two schools in Edmonton and Toronto
The new academies, along with the one that opened in 2015 in Vancouver, amplifies Barça’s presence in the country
The FCBEscola project continues to expand around the world. Barça have now increased their presence in Canada with the opening of two new schools, in Edmonton and Toronto, adding to the one in Vancouver which was created in 2015.
Both new schools are created in accordance with BCN Sports Services Canada Inc., a company which is a partner of the club since 2013 and has contributed to the creation of 50 campuses and clinics in cities such as Toronto, Ottoawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops. Over 5,500 players have participated in these activities.
FCBEscola Toronto, situated in Mississauga, will be presented on Monday at the Iceland Soccer Fields and, on behalf of FC Barcelona will be director Oscar Grau and director for projects in North America Franc Carbo, as well technical director of FCBEscola Toronto, Xavi Baladas.
There will be 450 available places at the academy, for children between six and 16 years of age.
The Edmonton school will be in the city of Spruce Grove and will be presented on Tuesday at the Fuhr Sports Park. Oscar Grau and Franc Carbo will be joined by the school’s technical director Xavi Perez.
It will have 400 places available for the same age group as the Toronto school.
The last Board of Directors meeting saw the approval of two new FCBEscolas, in the US and Nigeria, in the cities of Charlotte and Lagos respectively.