Our Football School is the first FC Barcelona Academy in Australia. Its aim is to teach Australian players football the Barça way, training in line with current FC Barcelona methodology.

The FCBEscola empowers young players to successfully overcome future sporting challenges while simultaneously instilling the personal values which the FCBEscola Barcelona represent: Humility, Effort, Ambition, Respect and Teamwork.

The aim of the FC Barcelona Football School Sydney is to teach the players the concepts of football encompassed in the FC Barcelona methodology in order for them to be able to deal successfully with sporting challenges in the future, while also transmitting the values that are at the core of FCB:


Humility, Effort, Ambition, Respect and Teamwork.


Our development will empower players to successfully overcome future sporting challenges while simultaneously instilling the personal values which are so representative of FC Barcelona such as tolerance, respect, solidarity, friendship, fair play, integration, effort and happiness.



Jordi Fernández Lie

Technical Director (Sydney)

Jordi was born in Bali and before the age of 6 lived in Thailand and Australia! When Jordi was 7 he and his family moved to Ibiza, where he was raised there until the age of 18 where he moved to Barcelona to attend University.


Jordi played football from a young age, and succeeded at the sport. He played for Peña Deportiva Santa Eulalia in “Liga Nacional” (2nd Division in Spain) when he was U18. Then in Barcelona, he played for Horta and PB Collblanc, in their lower divisions.


However, once he reached Barcelona, his focused turning to coaching and his studies. Over the next 6 years Jordi completed:


1) Degree in Physical Education and Teaching at the University of Barcelona (UB).
2) Sports Science and Physical Activity Degree in the National Institute of Physical Education in Catalunya (INEFC)
3) Masters in High-Performance Training and Technical Development in INEFC Barcelona, specialising in Football Research.
4) Master of Collective Sports, promoted by FC Barcelona Foundation in the INEFC Barcelona.
5) UEFA A License


He has co-ordinated FCBCamps in Canada, Ecuador, Japan, New Zealand, Europe, England, Malaysia, Indonesia. Local FCBClínics in Barcelona with groups of players from India, Australia, Canada, Europe, Denmark, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, England and other countries


Within FCBEscola Jordi also recently held the role of Training the Trainers at the Escola d’entrenadors (Coaches school). Specifically teaching “Training Game Situations”


He is excited about this new project and is eager to be able to play a part in developing the youth players of Sydney!

Marcus Flottmann

Academy Manager (Sydney)

Marcus is Australian born and bred, coming from a family with a passion for sports of any kind. His personal passion, football, has been lifelong and he continued to follow his affection to the game by joining BCN Sports in March 2018 as Academy Manager for the FCBEscola Sydney.


He joins the academy with an academic background which includes a Bachelor Degree in Sport and Exercise Management and a graduate degree in Sports Media, both studied at UTS.


Previously, he spent almost 2 years as part of the Membership and Media Intern and Volunteer team at the Central Coast Mariners, including having several official match reports published.


Marcus also brings to the team 10 years worth of customer service experience, a friendly demeanour and an attitude to constantly grow and develop.


A local boy on the North Shore of Sydney, you may even catch him outside the Academy at some of the local competitive football matches writing up enticing match reviews!


The programs are structured to ensure that every coach plays a close role in each player’s development and the training sessions encourage a high degree of participation. As a result, each team is composed of a maximum of 12 players.

The Barça Academy Sydney employs the same training methods used by the youth teams at the Club, which consist of a group of progressive and interrelated exercises, adapted to each training level or stage.

The Barça Academy Sydney consists of different training phases according to the different age groups and a supplementary skill-based program (Development).