MONTREAL – As part of its Scouting and Development Centre (CIP), CF Montréal announced on Tuesday the addition of its newest partner club, CS Montréal Centre.
In doing so, CF Montréal joins forces with its first club from the Concordia Regional Soccer Association. CS Montréal Centre was created in 2022 following the merger of regional clubs AS Rosemont Petite Patrie and CS Boucaniers.
“The region of Concordia has a rich history of producing players for the Academy. Therefore, signing our first CIP club in that region is exciting for CF Montréal,” said CF Montréal Academy Director Marinos Papageorgopoulos. “CS Montréal Centre is a newly formed club and we are excited to help them in their journey to becoming one of the strongest clubs in the region.”
“We are very grateful for the confidence CF Montréal has shown our young organization by sealing this first partnership. We can now use CF Montréal’s unique expertise to optimize our organization’s professionalism and the quality of services with our members,” said CS Montréal Centre president Jean-François Labadie. “In the short term, this partnership represents an extra step towards further provincial recognition. In the long term, it gives us a springboard to allow us to aspire to the highest level of Canadian soccer.”
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 Montréal Centre 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.