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.

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.