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The last several years both Paolo Poggi and Mattia Collauto have visited Canada in the month of July to train our players at our soccer camps.  Both Paolo and Mattia have many years of experience in football.  They are two of three founders of the academy in Venice.

Paolo Poggi

Born in 1971,
and now Sports Director

Paolo Poggi is one of the best-known Venetian footballers of the last 30 years.
Growing up on S.Elena, the island where the famous PL Penzo stadium stands, he was a star of the Venice football team. A symbol of fairness and attachment to the shirt, Paolo played for several Italian football teams, including in Serie A (including Roma) and then returned to Venezia in 2006, where he ended his brilliant career in 2009. after football played, he began his managerial career first at Mantua and Udinese, before returning to Venezia as Head of International Projects.
In 2020/2021 he is the architect, as Head of the Technical Area, of Venezia's return to Serie A after 21 years, covering the same role in the 2021/2022 season in the top Italian championship.

Mattia Collauto

Born in 1973,
and now Sports Director

Born in Giudecchino, Mattia Collauto began his football career in the youth teams of Turin and then in Como, where he played for 6 seasons. Subsequently he played for Cremonese for 2 years and subsequently at Bari for five years (including 2 Serie A championships as a protagonist).
In 2004 he finally moved to Venezia, his hometown team, where he immediately earned the captain's armband thanks to his appearances and loyalty certificates, becoming a city symbol and undisputed point of reference, especially in the darkest moments of the club's history. , which failed 3 times in the space of 8 years.
In 2012 he finished playing football and became the Director of the Club's Youth Sector.
In 2020/2021 he was the architect, as Sports Director, of Venezia's return to Serie A after 21 years, holding the same position in the 2021/2022 season in top Italian championship.

Paolo Poggi Visit to CSC and ChinFM