Barcelona to become first club to set up official football school in India

New Delhi, May 16(ANI): Spanish giants Barcelona announced on Wednesday setting-up of its official Football School FCBEscola in Delhi NCR.

It is the school model of Barcelona, exported internationally with the idea of extending the Catalan brand and values to the world.

FCBEscola Delhi will be set up in association with Conscient Football, the only official partner of the club in India. FCBEscola will be operational within 2012 and will have capacity for around 300 players between 6 -14 years of age.

Barcelona and Conscient Football plan to expand the various programs into other major Indian cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Goa, Pune, Ahmedabad to name a few.

Xevi Marce, Director of FCBEscola, said during the launch, “This is one of the most ambitious projects for FCBEscola worldwide. We hope to train 10,000 young footballers in coming three years and with FCBEscola we will provide the depth and the quality needed to develop coaches and players from a very young age. We are very excited to be here and to share our vision with Conscient Football.” (ANI)