27 January 2012

FCB Escola starts operating in Indonesia

Two schools will open in Indonesia in 2012, where football is growing exponentially.

The FCB Escola project is continuing to expand around the world. On Tuesday in Jakarta the project was presented for two new FC Barcelona soccer schools in Indonesia. One will be a residential training centre for children aged between 12 and 18 on the outskirts of the capital. The other school will be for children aged between 5 and 12.

Indonesia is a growing power, with 220 million inhabitants, and football is also gaining ground in the country. FCB Escola has organised a range of activities around the country in the hope of reaching as many children as possible and integrating them in the new project that Xevi Marcé, director of FCB Escola, considers "very important and ambitious".

An expected 250 players are going to be at FCB Escola Indonesia each year, thanks to the support of the investment group Analytics Excellion, which like the other projects around the world that are endorsed by the FC Barcelona seal of quality, will promote the excellence of the Masia model that not only teaches children to play football, but also to be good people. (via FCBarcelona.cat)