In September 2008, the reformed Constituição field was inaugurated under the new name, Vitalis Park, a top facility that served as a starting point for the DRAGON FORCE project.
In September of that year, DRAGON FORCE football school, embracing children from 4 to 14 years-old, had 400 enrolled youth players.
Currently, with 15 schools in Portugal and 1 school in Colombia, it has over 4.000 players.
From North to South, passing through Braga, Porto, Lisbon, Algarve and the Madeira Island, FC PORTO spreads its influence throughout the country, increasing its fan base and number of supporters.
During the past 7 years, it has consolidated itself as an innovative project with principles that support it to a level of Excellency.
With a clear purpose of increasing the level of qualification of the children’s, the project also focus its attention on social responsibility and the integration of different educational areas like healthy habits, psychology, citizenship, geography and environment.
The Dragon Force Football Schools are located on strategic points of Portugal, allowing the recruitment of new youth players of both genders.
With unique quality standards, top facilities and a training method under FC Porto´s expertise and know-how, the Football Schools enable the discovery of new top players. Our qualified coaches carry the work method and standards of FC Porto.
Our methods are supported by an innovative teaching philosophy, based on three fundamental assumptions:
-Teaching of football according to the age group and performance of the student
-Integrated teaching of educational areas (health, citizenship, environment…) during the training sessions and sporting events
-Establish FC Porto main team players as a role models
Certificated in December 2010 by APCER – Associação Portuguesa de Certificação – the Quality Management System (NP EN ISO 9001:2008) was implemented in the management and operation of the schools of football, and Dragon Force has become an even more unique project.