India’s most reputed and most extensive football training and development initiative, Conscient Football has revolutionised how football training is approached in the country. A catalyst of change, the organisation introduced to India its first international football training brand that has been in the country for over a decade at a time when football was still considered a regional sport.
To ensure that Indian football aspirants receive world class infrastructure, quality training and the same standard of play available to their counterparts in Europe, Conscient Football partnered with one of Europe’s most renowned football clubs —FC Barcelona to bring Barça Academy to India.
Barça Academy produces world-class footballers under one of the world’s best youth development programmes. Renowned for producing superstars such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Pep Guardiola, the Barça style of football training is a unique brand of attacking football that depends on a team-based structure of the game. The academy offers a comprehensive training environment through over 49 academies across 25 countries with 180 campuses, spread over five continents.
In India, the nearly decade-long association between Barça Academy and Conscient Football has grown to become the most extensive football training initiative in the country with over 25 multiple world-class football coaching centres across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune. The programme goes beyond football training to offer an immersive experience that includes football training programmes, camps, leagues, tournaments, online football training and global exposure trips to girls and boys between 5 and 18 years of age.
Barça Academy, as well as Conscient Football, share the philosophy that education needs to be holistic and, through football, aim to produce empowered individuals, well-adjusted achievers with a strong sense of the self.
Conscient Football is a part of the reputed Conscient Group which has diversified interests including, infrastructure. Known for its innovative approach to domains in which it operates, the Group also owns and runs Heritage Schools — India’s premier experiential learning institutions, known for their experiential project-based pedagogy and integrated curriculum.
Barça Academy’s India Story
Our journey started all the way in 2011 when Conscient Football partnered with FC Barcelona
- CF partners with FC Barcelona making them the first European club to come to India
- First ever FC Barcelona camp in India
- Camps - FC Barcelona camps across multiple cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Vadodara, Bengaluru)
- After the success of camps FC barcelona announces the Launch of FCBEscola - Offical Football School of FC Barcelona. The First of its kind in India.
- Change Reaction - Launch of the campaign to support Underprivdilged children play football
- Delhi NCR launch - FC Barcelona launched its 1st Offical Football Academy in Delhi NCR
- Camps - FC Barcelona camps continues expansion into 7 cities (Bangalore, Dehradun, Mumbai, Goa, Raipur, Delhi, Mumbai)
- Escola International Tournament - First ever participation of Team India in FCBEscola Internaitonal Tournament in Spain
- Flan gomes from Goa selected as Best Player in the Tournament
- Camps - FC Barcelona camps becomes the largest of its kind in India continuing expansion into 4 cities (Hyderabad, Dehradun, Bangalore, Mumbai)
- Escola International Tournament - Team India participates for the 2nd time in FCBEscola Internaitonal Tournament in Spain
- Clinics - Organized seven-day football extravaganza held in Barcelona, Spain and gives players a chance to experience the Barça life
- Qatar Airways Football fiesta - FCBEscola India partners with Qatar Airways to conduct the largest grassroot indoor football tournament.
- Camps - FC Barcelona camps across 4 cities (Mumbai, Hyderabad, Dehradun, Bengaluru)
- Barça Legend Xavi - India teams meet Xavi in FCBEscola intenational tournament
- HTGIFA Delhi NCR - FCBEscola parteres with Hindustan Times to host the biggest locality football tournament
- Mumbai City Launch - FC Barcelona launched its 2nd Offical Football Academy
- Goal Program - First of its kind program which provides the schools with a complete end to end solution for football coaching.
- FCBEscola launches Elite squad to participate in the first ever AIFF youth league
- Andres Iniesta and Sergi Samper - India teams meet Andres Iniesta and Sergi Samper in FCBEscola intenational tournament
- Singa Cup - FCBEscola participates in the prestigious Singa Cup in Singapore
- Dubai Super Cup - FCBEscola participates in Dubai Super Cup in Dubai
- Camps - FCBEscola teams from Mumbai visit Delhi for a 7 day long camp
- Pique- India Barça Academy players interacted with Pique at FCB Int tournament
- F&C program - First of its kind Fitness and Conditioning program started by Barça Academy
- Cancer Campaign - FCBEscola Delhi NCR supports to fight against cancer.
- FCBEscola rebrand as Barça Academy
- Barça World cup - Barça World cup is organized to celebrate fifa world cup
- Summer Camp - Residential Summer Camp organized in Delhi NCR for intensive soccer training with yoga sessions.
- Saviola - India Barça Academy players interacted with Saviola in Delhi NCR
- EIT rebranded as Barça Academy World Cup
- Bengaluru City Launch - FC Barcelona launched its 3rd Offical Football Academy
- Asia Pacific Cup - Hosted the first ever Asia Pacific Cup in the world
- Luis Garcia - Visited India Asia Pacific cup in India to interact with players.
- Pune City Launch - FC Barcelona launched its 4th Offical Football Academy
- Girls Campaign - Barça Academy launches Football for all camaping and host exclusive event for girls.
- Teams from BA India watch campaions league semi final of Barça vs Man utd
- Barça Academy Asia Pacific Cup - Hosted Second edition of BACAP 2020 in Delhi NCR.
- India Cup - Hosted the first edition of India Cup in Delhi NCR
- Conscient Football partnership with FC Barcelona
- October 2011
FC Barcelona announced launch of FC Barcelona camps in India
- December 2011
First ever FC Barcelona camp in India, Delhi-NCR
350+ players attended the first ever FC Barcelona camp in India
- Launch of FC Barcelona’s first football school in India
- First international footballing giant to start official football school in India
- FC Barcelona camps across 5 cities
(Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Vadodara, Bengaluru)
- Barça Academy launched its official football academy with 2 centres in Delhi NCR
- FC Barcelona camps across 7 cities (Bengaluru, Dehradun, Mumbai, Goa, Raipur, Delhi, Mumbai)
- FC Barcelona camps across 4 cities (Hyderabad, Dehradun, Bangalore, Mumbai)
- Launch of the third centre in Delhi NCR
- FC Barcelona camps across 4 cities (Mumbai, Hyderabad, Dehradun, Bengaluru)
- Mumbai City launch4 training centres500+ players
- Delhi launched 2 more centres, taking the count to 6 across Delhi NCR
- launched 1 more training centre
- Bengaluru City launch
- 4 centres
- 500+ players
- Hosted the first ever Asia Pacific Cup in the world
- Pune City launch
- Hosted a large-scale event for girls
- Hosted second edition of Barça Academy Asia Pacific Cup 2020
- 7 countries, 48 teams and 600+ players participated
Our Vision and Values
Our purpose is to create value driven players, centres of excellence in the country that help aspirant footballers in India realise their potential and be at par with the best football players, globally. We aim at using the sport as a medium to train youngsters to become great footballers, well-rounded, focused individuals with a strong value system and most of all good human beings. We also want to create awareness among students and parents about the far-reaching, physical, mental, emotional and social benefits of playing a sport and enjoying a good game.