August 16th Waltham, MA, 2018; Global Premier Soccer (GPS) are pleased to announce a partnership with Football Club Toro (FC TORO) which will see the Haitian club become a “Powered by GPS” club.
The partnership will take effect immediately and will see FC TORO players and coaches have access to new pathways including the GPS National Teams and FC Bayern ID program as well as educational pathways inside and outside of Haiti.
The partnership will also feature collaboration with the GPS Foundation. They will provide support for a food program for malnourished players and educational support for some FC TORO players. Additionally, the GPS Foundation will assist with travel opportunities to allow players to participate in GPS events as guests and for coaches to participate in a variety of coaching education programs with GPS.
“We are thrilled to partner with, and support the players and coaches at FC Toro,” says Steve Schechter, director of the GPS Foundation. “The GPS Foundation is committed to creating educational and soccer playing opportunities for deserving children in need of assistance. FC Toro is comprised of like minded management focused on providing the highest quality experience and development opportunity for its players, and we are excited to help them grow.”
FC TORO was founded on September 1st, 2012 and has since become one of the top clubs in Haiti offering programming to over 300 boys and girls aged 5 to 18. This includes almost 100 sponsored children. Their teams are highly competitive and the 2018/19 season will see the maiden season for their Men’s U19 team.
“This is a unique opportunity not only for FC TORO but for the talented youth of Haïti and for our national sport!”, said Patrick Bonnefil founder and general manager of FC TORO. “Together we hope to develop this partnership in ways that will be mutually beneficial and target those that stand to benefit the most from it. With the added support of the GPS Foundation, this overall package gives our country and our youth a chance to shine!”
Founded in 2001, GPS is one of the largest and most successful soccer organization in the United States. Its mission is to establish a unique player development model in the US and produce players who can compete at the highest level of world soccer.
GPS is the Official North American partner of German giants FC Bayern Munich. Extended in 2017, the extensive agreement is one of the most unique European Club partnerships ever developed in the United States which includes five annual visits from FC Bayern coaches to the US, monthly conference calls, and curriculum support from the club that developed World Cup Winner such as Philipp Lahm and Thomas Mueller amongst others.
For more information on FC TORO, please visit their website HERE.