FC Faly Partners with Caello Sports for Enhanced Training Experience

This strategic collaboration promises superior, professional-grade soccer gear accessible for all our players, marking a new chapter in our club’s journey.

We’re excited to announce a significant step forward in our continuous effort to provide the best for our players here at FC Faly. Understanding the pivotal role that quality equipment plays in a player’s development, we’ve entered into a partnership with Caello Sports, a reputable provider of high-quality, professional-grade soccer gear. This alliance is not just an association between two organizations; it’s a commitment to enhancing the quality of our training environment.

Caello Sports, established in 2022, has disrupted the market by making professional soccer gear accessible at affordable prices. Their dedication resonates with our philosophy at FC Faly, where we believe that every player deserves the best opportunities, irrespective of their background. “Quality training gear is crucial in helping players perform their best, learn effectively, and stay safe on the field,” says Coach Faly Basse. “We are enthusiastic that this partnership will provide our players with top-tier equipment previously only available to professional athletes.”

What does this mean for our FC Faly family? Starting in October of 2023, our training sessions will see a significant upgrade: state-of-the-art soccer balls designed for optimal control, durable training vests for our drills, and robust bags that make carrying our gear a breeze. This isn’t just about new equipment; it’s about leveraging these tools to enhance our players’ skills, boost their confidence on the field, and ensure their safety during practice sessions.

Moreover, our players will have the unique opportunity to be ambassadors of the soccer community, as our practice and progress will be showcased through Caello Sports’ marketing channels. It’s a chance to show the world our dedication, hard work, and the vibrant community spirit that makes FC Faly more than just a soccer club.

To our players, we’re excited to see you grow with this new gear. To our parents, thank you for trusting us with your children’s soccer education—we’re committed to constantly elevating the standards of training they receive. And to everyone in our community, your support means the world to us. Here’s to a future of great soccer, bolstered by a partnership that truly understands the needs of our players!

For further details about the partnership, or if you have any queries, please feel free to reach out to us at info@falyacademy.com.

Dominic Aidouni Commits to the Capilano University Blues Men’s Soccer Team for Fall 2021 Roster

Congratulations to Dominic Aidouni on his commitment to the Capilano University Blues! ⚪️🔵

Dominic was introduced into the academy through our School Soccer Programs. He later joined the U21 Faly Academy team in 2018. With his efforts alongside the team that year, they were able to accomplish winning the U21 Men’s Provincial Championship. He is a passionate and strong player that would never give up on the play.

“I first started playing under Faly and his coaching staff in grade 6 where he was my school soccer coach for 3 years. After a couple of years away, I found myself back in the academy where I thrived for the last 4 years. Faly and the coaches have watched my development as a player over the years as I’ve watched the academy grow into one of the most successful soccer academies in BC. I’ve had my share of success playing under Faly. Winning the u21 BC provincial title was one of those successes. It brings me joy to see the direction this academy is heading in. It continues to provide a platform for young soccer players to develop and reach whatever goals they set for themselves. I’m glad to have been a part of it and I look forward to what is coming next for Faly Academy.” – Dominic on his experience with the Faly Academy

https://athletics.capilanou.ca/sports/msoc/2021-22/roster

Matthew Marshall Signs with McGill University Men’s Soccer Team for Fall 2021 Roster

Matthew Marshall has secured a position on the 2021 roster of the McGill University Redbirds men’s soccer team and the Faly Academy family couldn’t be more proud and excited.  McGill plays in the RSEQ conference in USports, the governing body of Canadian university athletics.

Matthew recently graduated from Carson Graham Secondary School in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He was a recent member of the U21 program at Faly Academy and moved to Montreal in August to start training for the university season.  Matthew is enrolled in the General Arts program.

Matthew Marshall joined Faly Academy in their U13 program in March 2015.  Matthew spent the next six years training and playing at both Centre Back and Centre Defensive Mid.  Most recently, as a 17-year old he helped anchor the defense of one of the best U21 teams in British Columbia.  Matthew is a strong, passionate player whose infectious enthusiasm for the game often sets the tone for many of the teams on which he plays.  During his time with the Academy he captained several teams and played a leading role in numerous overseas travel teams, including three trips to train at FC Metz in France, two years competing in the Paris World Games in France, and the San Marino Cup in Italy.

https://mcgillathletics.ca/sports/mens-soccer/roster

Kyle Azuma Signs with McGill University Men’s Soccer Team for Fall 2021 Roster

Faly Academy is proud to announce that Kyle Azuma has secured a position on the 2021 roster of the McGill University Redbirds men’s soccer team.  McGill plays in the RSEQ conference in USports, the governing body of Canadian university athletics.

Kyle recently graduated from Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver, British Columbia.  He was a recent member of the U21 program at Faly Academy and moved to Montreal in August to start training for the university season.  Kyle is enrolled in the General Arts program McGill University

Kyle Azuma initially joined Faly Academy at the age of 11 in 2015, where he spent a season with their U13 program. He then parted ways with the academy temporarily, but eventually made the decision to come back to Faly Academy in 2018, where he played for the U17 team as well as the U21 team. During his second spell, he played in the VMSL U21 division, and was also a part of the travel team which competed in the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase. Kyle is a technical playmaker who brings a creative spark to the game. At Faly Academy, he played primarily as an attacking midfielder, as well as a more holding role.

https://mcgillathletics.ca/sports/mens-soccer/roster

Introducing FC Faly

Faly Academy is proud to introduce FC Faly (Football Club Faly) as the new club brand and as the face of our club teams officially entering various leagues this season.

As a BC Soccer Charter Member, The FC Faly youth teams are are now officially playing in the BC Coastal Soccer League under NSYSA membership. The FC Faly men’s team is currently competing in the FVSL Premier League.

We are truly excited to be playing regular games in leagues now as we remain true to our vision and mission to develop each individual player to reach their full potential no matter what level they are at, or playing in.

We will be updating our website and communications in the coming weeks to reflect FC Faly’s program, structure and how the academy still plays a major part of this club.

Introducing Woodbridge Homes as our Main Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Woodbridge Homes has joined our team as our new sponsor, and we invite you all to support Woodbridge Homes.

Woodbridge Homes Ltd. is a real estate developer and builder based in Vancouver. For over 25 years, they have specialized in building livable communities where residents can truly thrive, combining thoughtful design, attainable quality, and longevity.

With the arrival of Woodbridge Homes, our organization will be able to sustain more efficiently the operating expenses associated with our growth, and invest more in our image and place within the Soccer community.

Thank you for your trust, Woodbridge Homes and Welcome to the Faly Family!

Jose Vergani Commits to SCAD Men’s Soccer for Fall 2021 Roster

Jose Vergani has signed with the SCAD Men’s Soccer team for the fall 2021 roster at The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Jose has been a member of Faly Academy since 2015 and has travelled abroad competing in the Paris World Games and the San Marino Cup. He has been an inspiring individual both on and off the field. The Faly Academy Family is so proud of what he has accomplished and excited for Jose to continue both his passion in soccer and art at The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Read more on the SCAD athletic’s blog here:
SCAD Men’s Soccer Recruit Spotlight: Class of 2021 – Jose Vergani

Anastazi Ahayo Signs with Philadelphia Lone Star FC’s USL2 Team

Anastazi Ahayo has signed with Philadelphia Lone Star FC’s USL2 team for the 2021 season.

Anastazi has been a full time member of Faly Academy since joining in 2014 with our school program at École des Pionniers. He continued with the Elite and travel teams and trained and competed in France at the Paris World Games for 2 years. Anastazi has recently been competing with our U21 team in the VMSL league and won the Doug Day Provincial Cup, and finished first in the league.

Anastazi has been an exceptionally strong developing player and team captain, and we are very excited for the next steps in his journey.

Tiago Coimbra Signs Contract with Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras

After 4 years full time at Faly Academy, Tiago Coimbra has signed a contract with Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras.

Tiago started in the Elite Program and recently played the last 2 seasons with the U21 team in the VMSL league where they won the league. He joined the travel team to France (FC Metz) for 3 consecutive years, was a finalist and semi-finalist at Paris World Games for 2 years, won the cup at San Marino Cup 2018, won the U18 SX Cup in 2018, and has participated in many local and US tournaments. Tiago is a pure prodigy of Faly Academy and we couldn’t be more proud.

BC Soccer Announces Full Membership Ability for Private Soccer Organizations

We are extremely excited to announce that at BC Soccer’s AGM meeting on Nov 5, 2020, a historic vote took place that positively benefits all soccer academies in the Province of British Columbia.

BC Soccer has officially passed a motion allowing for ‘for-profit’ soccer organizations, like Faly Academy, to join the Association as full members. It’s been an extremely long road to achieve this vote and all the coaches at the academy want to thank the group of parents who have worked diligently behind the scenes over the past 5 years on the behalf of FA to gain support within the entire B.C. soccer community.

You will likely have many questions regarding when we will actually be officially a part of the local leagues.  As you can imagine, there is a lot of work to do in order to ensure a successful official season. The deadline for all leagues to include ‘for-profit’ organizations is fall of 2022. There may be opportunities to enter a league earlier which we will continue to look into for our Academy.

Click here to read more regarding this historic vote, please click on the link below.

BC Soccer Announces Faly Academy’s Achievement of Charter Membership Status

Faly Academy is honoured to have recently received the Standard One Club Charter status from BC Soccer. It is the highest standard of membership for a soccer academy in BC, and we gratefully thank BC Soccer for its guidance during the process. To achieve Charter Status, organizations are asked to complete a series of mandates in the governance, administration, and technical aspects of their operation, with the aim of providing best practices to their members.  In addition to realizing higher standards for players, coaches, referees and parents, BC Soccer offers Charter members additional support and recognition.

Among the Charter criteria, is mandatory criminal record checks for every single coach and team official, along with adherence to Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Development stages.  BC Soccer visits each club that opts into the program to help them plan and work toward achieving all the standards outlined.

Click here for BC Soccer’s Announcement.

Faly Academy Announces Associate Membership with BC Soccer

Faly Academy is pleased to announce that we are officially Associate Members of BC Soccer.

This membership will enable Faly Academy to participate in all tournaments within our province and across Canada, and schedule friendly games with any BC Soccer member teams.

There are many exciting changes on the horizon for soccer in Canada and British Columbia and as an Academy that strives to ensure excellence in soccer development in this country, we’re excited about this new partnership and look forward to a very positive future with both BC Soccer and Canada Soccer.

Technical Director Attains Canada Soccer National B Coaching License

Faly Academy’s Technical Director, Faly Basse, has successfully attained his Canada Soccer National B Coaching License.

Faly proudly joins the ranks of a select number of Canadian soccer coaches that have this level of coaching certification. In 2019, Faly plans to begin the rigorous and challenging certification process towards achieving his National A license.

New Partnership Launched with Options Solutions For Faly Academy Players

As part of Faly Academy’s Elite Athlete program, Faly Academy has partnered with Options Solutions to provide our academy’s Elite players with complimentary educational workshops regarding the recruitment process in Canada and the United States.

On October 17th, 2018, Melinda Giampietro, President of Options Solutions, presented an extremely informative workshop which explored the truths and myths of recruitment, academic preparation, the new NCAA rules, and recruitment timelines. Melinda pinpointed the critical steps required to help ensure that our athletes get themselves “on the board” and “seen” by U.S. and Canadian coaches. Melinda will be connecting with our athletes once again this season. Visit Options Solutions website here.

Sean Campbell joins the Academy as the Director of Sports Health

Sean has been involved in elite sport for more than 25 years as an athlete, therapist and Performance Consultant. His competitive career highlights included the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, a Pan American Games gold medal and eight National Championships in field hockey. Sean, owner of Cypress Health and Physiotherapy, currently works as an Athletic Performance and Rehabilitation Consultant.

Faly Academy Joins Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC)

Faly Academy is now a member of Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC). SAAC was established in 2005, with a vision to develop world class soccer players in Canada on a continual and systematic basis by providing our members with the best-in-class training, facilities and competition. In the past nine years, Academy graduates have gone on to professional careers, trials overseas, NCAA scholarships and Canadian Universities.