Thirteen Faly Academy Elite Team players attended the PSPL Surf Academy Winter College ID Camp this weekend, Jan 25-26, 2020. It was a worthwhile training weekend with all players being given the opportunity for exposure to Division 1, 2 and 3 coaches from throughout the United States. All of the Faly Academy players have said it was a very positive weekend.
Joining Faly Academy in 2017, Sean Salen has been setting the tone for achievements including winning the 2019 BC Soccer U21 Doug Day Provincial Cup.
At 5’8 and 160 pounds (72.5kilo), Salen has filled out into a well oiled machine for Faly Academy’s U-21 back line. At the fullback position, he hounds the opposition for the ball and is a key piece of Faly's build-up play. Salen had also participated in the Academy’s travel team that had a quarter finals finish in the 2017 Paris World Games.
Following the Langara Falcons’ national run in 2018, Sean was recruited as one of the new rookies to the Falcons squad. Having 5 starts and 11 games played in his first year, Sean was getting plenty of Pacwest league experience under 2018 coach of the year, Mark Rizzardo.
As the Falcons fall season has ended, we would like to welcome Sean back and are excited to see him back in action in our VMSL U-21 games with our team comfortably in first place.
Faly Academy’s U18 Elite Team has won the 2019 U18 Premiere SX Cup. Congratulations boys!
Faly Academy’s U11, U13 and U15 Elite teams competed in the 2019 Paris World Games on July 6 – 13, 2019. Faly Academy Elite Teams produced their best results to date in the last 3 out of 4 years attending this tournament.
U15 Elite Boys Team
U15 Elite boys team placed 1st in their group stage.
The U15 Elite boys team worked their way into the final facing the FC Gobelins Paris who they previously defeated 2 – 1. In the final, FC Gobelins Paris defeated Faly Academy 2 -1 leaving Faly Academy at 2nd place overall in the tournament.
Watch the U15 boys Final here:
U13 Elite Boys Team
The U13 Elite Faly Academy boys team made it through to the Playoff A pool. They won their first match 2 – 0 against Spartak Tashkent from Uzbekistan, and then won the quarter final 3-2 against AAS Fresnes from Paris, France. In the semi-final, Faly Academy U13 lost 2 – 1 again Makati Football Club from the Philippines.
Watch the quarter final win here:
U11 Elite Boys Team:
The U11 Elite Boys team struggled to find a win in the group stage, but turned around by dominating the Playoff B ladder and became the U11 B Champions. Congratulations boys!
Watch the U11 B Final here:
Faly Academy’s U11, U13 and U15 Elite teams attended FC Metz’s development camp once again. The elite team players roomed and boarded at FC Metz’s official centre de formation from June 27-July 7 for intense training and team building activities.
Checkout what the kids have to say about the experience here:
English (U15): https://youtu.be/ypJtBQj_2dI
English (U13): https://youtu.be/PqaglISX1kU
Faly Academy’s U21 Elite team has won the 2019 BC Soccer U21 Doug Day Provincial Cup. They defeated West Van FC’s U21 team in penalty shootouts. This is Faly Academy’s first provincial cup win as an associate member of BC Soccer.
Checkout BC Soccer news excerpt of this match and other provincial finals here.
The match was streamed live and can be watched on YouTube here:
Faly Academy would like to congratulate DJ Morretto (U16 MUFC), Edwin Espinal (U14 MUFC), Elias Bejaoui (U13 MUFC), Parham Mazdak (U13 MUFC) and Fernando Espinal (U13 Fusion FC) for being selected to join the BCSPL teams for 2018/2019 season.
All five players have worked hard over the years to improve and advance their level of play. The entire coaching staff and players from the academy wish them great success this season in the BCSPL league.
Faly Academy currently has 4 players training at FC Metz in Metz, France since the beginning of September 2018. Anastazi Ahayo (U19), Lachlan Will (U16) and Luka Assaf (U15) played with the U19 FC Metz team in their first match together on Tuesday Oct 9th. FC Metz team defeated their local Metz rival, UL Plantiére U19, 2 – 1.
Faly Academy’s 4th player at FC Metz, Declan Fremont, has been injured and will start training again this week.
Special thanks to Mathieu Hohlfeld for the match photos.