Barcelona close Canada academies after local partner's bankruptcy

5 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images The bankruptcy of Barcelona's Canadian partner BCN Sports have forced the shutdown of five academies in the country.

The bankruptcy of Barcelona's Canadian partner BCN Sports have forced the shutdown of five academies in the country.

Some families of the academies' attendants have filed a lawsuit seeking refunds for the programmes now cancelled.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Barcelona have closed five of their Canadian academies after the club's local partner in charge of the operations, BCN Sports, filed for bankruptcy, according to Spanish publication Palco23.

The move has led to some families of the academies' attendants to file a lawsuit seeking refunds for the programmes they had otherwise paid to attend. 

The suit claims more than 75 families have been affected by the cancellations and that they have been "cheated" of more than $200,000. 

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