Bayern Munich & Toronto Blizzard

FC BAYERN MUNICH AND TORONTO BLIZZARD ANNOUNCE COMPREHENSIVE GRASSROOTS PARTNERSHIP

Record-breaking German champions FC Bayern Munich and Canada’s premier soccer scholarship program, Toronto Blizzard, today announced a comprehensive grassroots program for boys and girls.

The partnership aims to provide young soccer players aged between 8 and 18 the opportunity to learn and develop as an FC Bayern Munich player. This will be achieved through sharing FC Bayern’s coaching methodology with the program and together creating pathways for young players. 

Toronto Blizzard President Joe Parolini commented: “FC Bayern Munich is the perfect partner to help bring a new coaching philosophy to talented youth in Ontario. When I took over the ownership of the Blizzard in 1999, ensuring equal opportunities for women and girls to play to receive the same quality of training and development was very important. Through this partnership I believe we can identify talent, develop and create pathways to other opportunities such as the FC Bayern Youth Cup, World Squad and more”.

Week-long ID camps will launch this summer starting with Maple, the week commencing July 4th and Brampton, the week commencing July 11. Toronto Blizzard will promote and coordinate the camps, which will be delivered by FC Bayern coaches. 

“We’ve seen first-hand the incredible talent coming from Canada,” commented FC Bayern Munich Campus director Jochen Sauer. “Our partnership with Toronto Blizzard will allow us to share our coaching philosophy as well as identify and help develop young talent in Toronto. We look forward to introducing this partnership to the province of Ontario with the Toronto Blizzard”, he added. 

FC Bayern Munich and Toronto Blizzard coaches will be in constant communication with weekly conference calls to assess developments. Together they will develop innovative models and opportunities to ensure talented young players have a pathway in soccer. 

Toronto Blizzard continues to work towards returning as a professional club in the Canadian Premier League and the National Women’s Soccer League. 

One of Canada’s most recognized soccer stars, Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies, has endorsed the new partnership and, along with some of his teammates, shares a message of support to young Canadian players here… https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk5abse8kyt2szb/Toronto%20Blizzard%20Player%20Messages.mp4?dl=0

Interested players can use this link to register for the summer camps: Register Here

About Bayern Munich Football Club

FC Bayern Munich is one of the world’s most successful sports organizations on and off the field. Since the club’s foundation in 1900, FC Bayern has won 31 Bundesliga championships, 20 domestic cups as well as six UEFA Champions League titles, making it the most successful German team in history. 

FC Bayern is also renowned globally for its financial success, youth development and supporter culture. The club’s unique ownership structure sees more than 295,000 club members own a majority share, more than any other sports organization in the world. 

With over 900 million interested worldwide, FC Bayern is one of the strongest brands in global sports.

In April 2014, FC Bayern opened its first international office in the U.S. to engage with the millions of fans living in the Americas. Following the success of the first international venture, the club opened an office in Shanghai in March 2017 and Bangkok in April 2022.

About Toronto Blizzard

Known as one of Canada’s legendary soccer franchises, the Toronto Blizzard is Ontario’s Premier High Performance Academy and the country’s top program for NCAA scholarships. The club runs training programs that are directly tailored to D1 and D2 American and Canadian college university standards.