Earlier, FC Barcelona closed two academies for beginners in a number of Australian cities, where the youth academies for FC Barcelona are located in Sydney and Brisbane, and the club collected many large amounts of subscriptions, and the money was not returned from the club to Spanish families.
The large Spanish newspaper "S" pointed out that the parents have paid fees to train their children or to play tournaments in both Australia and Spain, and this is not what has been announced after the sudden closure.
And estimated 70 of the parents of parents the size of the money that was lost by them at 350 thousand dollars, while the company that supervised the project, in cooperation with the Catalan club, blamed the crisis of the new Corona virus for the financial losses.
Among the "devastated" families, Father Bibi Monhagan said that he had to save for a year, mortgaging his home to fulfill his son Hunter's dream of playing with a Barcelona shirt, and that cost him $ 28,000, but the dream was lost and his money lost, after the company responsible for the academy went bankrupt, and the fees were not returned For the people.
But Australian club Brisbane Roar offered to pay a quarter of a million dollars from its own account and host the academy's talents for a year, and give them the opportunity to train for free for one season to mitigate the effects of wasted expenses.