FCB Escola to start India wing in April 2013
FCB Escola, the school that taught the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas the basics of football, will kick-start in India in April 2013. Having organised clinics almost all over India under the supervision of Antonio Claveria, Technical Director — FCB Escola India, FC Barcelona and Conscient Football will train a total of 300 kids in the age group of 6-16 years.
"We have seen great talent while conducting FCB camps across the country. The Escola will certainly bring the much required impetus to grassroots training in India," Claveria said in Delhi on Wednesday.
This is to ensure that aspiring Indian footballers get to train the Barca way within the next few months. The Escola (school) will operate out of two centres, with The Heritage School, Gurgaon as the main centre and IOS Maidan, Centre of Sports Excellence at Shivaji College, Delhi as a satellite centre.