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VAFC POWERED BY UNDER ARMOUR & SOCCERCORNER.COM
MAY 9, 2019 - NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Upstart travel club, VAFC "VIRGINIA FC" continues to make a splash on the Peninsula after completing its first wave of tryouts and now agreeing to partner with UNDER ARMOUR, through SOCCERCORNER.COM to provide a professional look, top quality service, support for grass roots development and connections to pro soccer internationally. VAFC will partner with UNDER ARMOUR to outfit teams with uniforms, coaches gear, fanwear, program and event promotional materials in addition to taking advantage of connections to opportunities in the US and oversees.
"Having known Kevin Darcy as a pro player and coach back in Maryland and working with him on branding for clubs Chesterfield United FC, ETA United and now VAFC, we know he will continue to develop players, quality teams and provide a great option in a market rich with talent and a love for the sport." says SOCCERCORNER.COM managing partner Bill Harte. "He and his staff have shown their impact in that region not only developing talent but assisting players pathway to a next level club team, national league opportunity or a spot in college that's a good fit for the player. We are excited to build a long-term relationship with VAFC and are confident they will represent SOCCERCORNER.COM and the UA brand very well."
As the brand for EPL Southampton FC, UNDER ARMOUR offers its partner club VAFC access to the Southampton FC Coaching Education Program powered by UNDER ARMOUR. The Southampton FC Coaching Education Program provides the Southampton Way coaching methodology to deliver a player-centered, holistic and phase specific framework to the Club. Additional partner club benefits include access to Eurotech®International Tours, the Preferred International Team Travel Program Powered by UNDER ARMOUR. Tour participants will have access to the world’s top clubs via professional academy visits, private clinics and training sessions with academy staff, guided stadium tours, behind the scenes academy facility tours and more.
"This is an exciting day and a big step for our new club VAFC to become a partner club with global brand UNDER ARMOUR and SOCCERCORNER.COM. We have a lot of work ahead of us to provide quality, convenient and affordable options in and around the Peninsula - but are committed to the players and families in this market and are especially proud to do it in the UA brand." says Sporting Director Kevin Darcy. "With our focus on Newport News and the Hampton Roads region, the UNDER ARMOUR brand will stand out and differentiate our organization - not only in appearance but in what we can offer our players on and off the field."
THE VAFC MISSION
*Make Newport News & the Peninsula a priority to provide participation opportunities & grow the game *Create partnerships with like-minded organizations that put the player first *Offer quality, convenience and affordable playing opportunities for all ages & levels with a focus on grass roots development *Develop the whole player in a fun, challenging & competitive environment *Identify & develop coaches that have a genuine love for the sport *Provide exposure and a pathway for players looking to make it to the next level *Create teams to play at an appropriate level with realistic expectations *Instill Integrity, Character and a genuine love of the game to ALL VAFC members!