We are pleased to share with you an announcement which extends the impact of Barca Academy Columbus in the Central Ohio soccer community, with a goal to expand the overall player pool and provide greater team depth and quality in the U14-U19 age groups. Effective with the upcoming 2021-22 season, FC42's operations will merge into Barca Academy Columbus, and we will welcome all current FC42 players to join the Barca Academy Columbus family. Selected coaches from FC42 will also join the Barca Academy staff.
FC42 has successfully served the local soccer community for over a decade, providing quality training and competitive opportunities for boys and girls teams in the U14-U19 age groups at the local, state and regional levels. In recent years, we have collaborated with FC42 on certain initiatives, and the relationship that has evolved led us to this moment. We are especially pleased that FC42 leadership believes that our methodology, facilities, staff and infrastructure will deliver great value and provide the best possible platform for their current players' continued development.