FC Pinzgau Saalfelden receives license for ÖFB junior training center
FC Pinzgau Saalfelden continues to set the course for a sustainable and successful future. With the received license for an ÖFB junior training center, an important step in terms of professionalization of the club can now be taken. The junior training center, which in the future will include both an U18 and an U16 as well as an U15, will play a key role in the overall Fußball Campus Pinzgau project.
In the 2023/24 pilot season, the ÖFB junior performance centers will host an ÖFB youth regional league (U16 and U18). In parallel, there will be an U15 league in the first year, although this will still be played on a friendly basis. The Pinzgauers will be up against TSV Hartberg, GAK 1902, DSV Leoben, FAC Wien, First Vienna FC, SAK Klagenfurt, TWL Elektra, SKU Amstetten/AFW Waidhofen, SV Horn, KSV 1919 and SKN St. Pölten.
Multifaceted Competence Center
The Football Campus Pinzgau is to be developed into a competence center for women’s and men’s soccer at the highest level, whereby in addition to the footballing aspect and sports training, schooling and vocational training will also play an important role. The necessary school cooperations (HAK Zell am See, HBLW Saalfelden, BG Sport RG HIB Saalfelden and HTL Saalfelden) as well as sufficient boarding places have already been fixed, an apprentice model is just in the final elaboration phase. The centerpiece in the future will be the newly installed junior center. Johannes Schützinger will lead the youth academy as sporting director, Mike Pilko will take over as administrative director.
First Big Sighting Day
On Saturday, May 27, 2023, the first official sighting day including an information event will take place in the 1508 SaalfeldenArena. The U16 (born 2008 & 2009) will start at 09:00, the U18 (born 2006 & 2007) will start at 09:45. Interested players can register now on the website https://www.fcpscampus.at.
Today for tomorrow! The Pinzgau Football Campus
In the future, the Football Campus Pinzgau will be located under the two fighting teams of the men and the women as an overall project. In addition to the FC Pinzgau Saalfelden Juniors, this will also include the above-mentioned junior performance center for the boys (U18, U16 and U15) as well as the junior teams for the girls (U18 and U16) and the FCPS youngsters (U8-U16 and Campus Kids). In addition, the extensive construct is supported by another important pillar: the area of “Research & Development” – goalkeeper and soccer school as well as coaching education et cetera included.
“Over the past few months, we have given a lot of thought to how we can take our club forward and raise it to the next level. We have already restructured the women’s area during the winter break and installed an expert in Sierra Cristiano to drive this area forward. With the Football Campus Pinzgau, we now want to take the next professional step and build an important club foundation in the long term. We have worked out a coherent concept with all stakeholders and are glad that we can start with it after a long period of preparation. We are sure that we will have a lot of fun with it in the future here in Pinzgau,” explains the board of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden.