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Lisbon to North York - Boarding Now! 

We are delighted to announce that Fábio Roque, formerly of Sporting Club, Portugal, has been appointed North York Academy’s new Technical Director. 


After much anticipation and suspense, the big news is finally here! Fábio Roque has joined the NYA squad and will now be taking over the role of Technical Director at the academy. He joins us after his most recent role as Head Coach of the U-15 team of Sporting Clube de Portugal from Lisbon. 


Fabio has had a distinguished career within the footballing ecosystem of Portugal. He obtained his UEFA B Pro-Football Coach license in 2021 and has been a part of the Sporting CP coaching staff for over 10 years, joining as the U-7 and U-8 talent observation scout in 2012. Sporting CP is a most decorated global football club with a reputation for developing some of the best players in world football, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo, and Bruno Fernandes. 


“I am looking forward to working with the NYA coaches and players to continue to develop as leaders both on and off the pitch in the Canadian Soccer industry,” said Fabio, ahead of the start of his tenure at NYA. 


NYA head coach Bryan Cerqueira was full of praise for the new director. “This is the next step for North York Academy, and we’re really excited for the future. Fabio brings a lot of new ideas to the table and we can't wait to get started” 


Fabio has a clear vision of building North York Academy for the future and wishes to build championship-caliber teams across all age groups. He also has plans to initiate new player development systems to work with players individually as part of our PDP program. 


After making his move across the North Atlantic Ocean, Fabio shall begin his newly assumed duties at NYA shortly. We wish him the best of luck!  

North York Academy appoint new Director of Coaching from Sporting CP, Portugal

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