ISL 2018-19: 5 Ways Bengaluru FC are Breathing Fresh Air into Indian Football
#4 The BFC Soccer schools
Among the many initiatives taken by the BFC administration, the BFC soccer schools are one of the well-managed youth academies in the country. Started in 2014 with just one centre, the soccer school expanded to five centers within a year. The aim of the program is to reach out to each and every child in the city so that the deserving ones do not miss out on the opportunity to train in the academy.
They also opened their first residential academy where the shortlisted players from the grassroots are provided with accommodation, education and nutrition at no cost, with this fully-funded youth development program
The BFC academies have been active in their functioning and have a number of their graduates playing at the junior and sub-junior level. Another thing which separates the BFC Soccer school from any other academy in the country, is how they reach out to the community. The soccer school has regular activities in the community and its own website. Further, regular updates are posted from the Bengaluru FC social media handle on its functioning. The soccer school has created bridge a between the community and the club, which BFC has executed really well.