WARSAW, Poland. Sep 8 (PSN) - On Thursday a public agreement was signed for 3 years to permit the creation of the first FCB Escola on the European continent.
There shall be 4 centres in Warsaw where a total of 1000 children will learn in accordance with the Barça methodology.The FCB Escola in Warsaw is a reality. On Thursday morning in the Polish capital an agreement was signed by which 12000 children will learn the Barça methods in the four centres to be opened in the city. The three-year agreement is supported by the Polish Olympic Committee, where the deal was signed, and also the Polish Government and the Polish Football Federation.
The director general of the FCB Escola, Xevi Marcé, and former player Julio Alberto represented the club at an event attended by some 400 people.
Marcé told fcbarcelona.cat that the agreement was first mooted in October when the Warsaw city council approached the club. FCB Escola, through a technical director, will oversee the Barça methodology that is already being applied to other schools and campuses around the world. The city of Warsaw will be providing more than 100 artificial pitches and all other facilities required for these four centres to be used by some 1,000 children aged between 6 and 14 years. There will be some 250 children in each centre.
This talent development programme initiated by the Polish government will enable young Polish children to get firsthand knowledge of the training models and philosophy used by the current European champions. This training also deals with aspects off the field of play, for an important part of these schools is to teach children about the values of tolerance, respect, solidarity and education.
This is just the latest episode in FCB Escola’s ongoing expansion around the world. The Warsaw school is the first in Europe, and follows on from others in Fukuoka (Japan), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Egypt, Kuwait and Lima (Peru). “It is good for us because Poland is the European country with the most Barça supporters”, said Xevi Marcé.
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