CS Les Cosmos de Granby joins CF Montréal's Scouting and Development Centre


MONTREAL – As part of its Scouting and Development Centre (CIP), CF Montréal announced on Tuesday the addition of its newest partner club, CS Les Cosmos de Granby.

CS Les Cosmos de Granby, founded in 1978, is the first partner club from the Richelieu-Yamaska region to join the CIP.

“It's with great excitement that we welcome CS Les Cosmos de Granby as our new partner club, said CF Montréal’s Academy Director Marinos Papageorgopoulos. CS Les Cosmos de Granby is a pioneer and active club in players development in its region, and we're excited to help them grow and start working with them in its community. “

"We are extremely proud to join CF Montréal’s CIP as a partner club,” said CS Les Cosmos de Granby’s president Frédéric Robert. “It is a privilege for our organization to be able to count on the professional resources of CF Montréal, both at the technical and administrative levels. The signing of this prestigious agreement will enable us to continue our development and training work with the club's many athletes, educators, and coaches. It is also an exceptional opportunity for us and the city of Granby to raise our profile. Ultimately, it will be the members of the great Cosmos family who will benefit from this agreement.”

CF Montréal now has eleven CIP partner clubs: FC Laval, AS Brossard, CS St-Lazare Hudson, FC Loro, Soccer Pointe-Claire, CS Montréal Centre, CS Trident, CS Lanaudière-Nord, CS Roussillon, Revolution FC and CS Les Cosmos de Granby.

As CF Montréal has sought to establish a more sustained collaboration plan with its partners, the Scouting and Development program was revised in 2021. This new consultative partnership formula allows participating clubs like CS Les Cosmos de Granby to take full advantage of the Club’s resources, both at the technical and administrative levels, including weekly on-site visits. Partner clubs also have exclusive access to CF Montréal activities and initiatives such as tournaments, camps, and technical competitions.

Launched on July 2, 2019, the Scouting and Development Centre is a high-performance development and identification program developed by the Club’s Academy and its educators. The initiative includes visits with partner clubs and is part of a broader desire to share the Academy's knowledge, training, and methodologies in order to strengthen ties with the Quebec soccer community.