What an exciting year! A lot has happened in 2022!
We've said "hello" to our first 39 Egypt academy students and 29 new Ghana Academy students, seeing our IA squad retain the Gothia Cup, students participating in the Robofest World Championships, academy graduates signing FCN contracts, our FCN women's squad finishing top-6 again, and our FCN men's squad currently sitting top of the table at the winter break!
Our friendship with Common Goal grew to a group wide Impact Partnership, 7 of our graduates were included within their respective men's FIFA World Cup squads in Qatar, we scouted over 100k kids across our network, and have over 50 graduates currently studying in the USA & UK.
"Right to Dream means something slightly different to everyone, but it is a community through which everyone can make positive developmental impact, not only within our community, but externally also"
Tom Vernon, CEO
It is impossible to capture all the highlights of our year. 20 years ago we had one or two moments in a year at Right to Dream, or FC Nordsjælland, that gave us the indication we might be moving in the right direction. Now, on a daily basis, the outstanding actions of our students, players, staff, partners and graduates (often on the worlds biggest stages) show our philosophy and culture are achieving significant positive impact and have us firmly in the right direction.
Our mission continues – Through football, we expand the way people understand excellence. We do this by partnering with talent and character through scouting, by nurturing the best possible environment for excellence to flourish and then connecting that excellence to opportunities in football and education.
The result, one of the best football academies in the world, the youngest top-tier football club in the world, a proven education platform and certainly one of the most purpose-driven organisations in football.
As someone who has been part of this journey, we appreciate your support and look forward to partnering more in 2023 as we keep improving all of our operations, including our new academy in Egypt and new major projects in the pipeline.