Parents of budding athletes left short-changed after FC Barcelona close Australian academies

21 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images Parents of athletes hoping to turn professional have been left short-changed of close to $250,000, after FC Barcelona closed two of their academies in Australia.

Hundreds of families in Sydney and Brisbane have been left out of pocket after the club closed their two private youth academies. 

Australia's Office of Fair Trading and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission have asked families to make a complaint so they can investigate.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Parents of athletes hoping to turn professional have been left short-changed of close to $250,000, according to Australian news site 9News, after Barcelona closed two of their academies in Sydney and Brisbane due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Australia's Office of Fair Trading and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission have asked families to make a complaint so they can investigate the matter.

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