Club Champions League announces two additions to CCL Championship West Division
Launched in 2019, the Championship West Division will now expand to include reputable clubs from Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Blacksburg, and Richmond.
CCL Championship Divisions now comprise of 19 member clubs with over 3,450 players. Unique to the CCL and its Championship member clubs, adidas North America helps support a low-cost, high-value event in the CCL adidas Fall Festival which sees over 250-plus participating teams from Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. Championship member clubs also receive a low-cost, high-value CCL Championship Showcase.
The CCL is based on the philosophy that the player is a member of the club as well as a member of the team and that successful clubs develop players and teams from within.
“As a founding member club, our first teams have benefitted tremendously from the unrivaled environment the CCL provides. We’re thrilled to offer those same benefits to our second teams in the CCL Championship West division. These teams will immediately feel the club unity and see the impact that the CCL environment creates. This is a positive step in creating a better soccer experience for all of our players, teams, parents, and coaching staff, and we can’t wait to get started,” stated Trip Ellis, FC Richmond, Director of Coaching.
Dynamo SC is in Mechanicsville, Virginia and becomes the second Richmond-based club to enter the CCL Championship.
“It is an honor to be selected to an elite and prestigious league. This is a testament to the hard work, dedication and loyalty of our players, parents and coaches throughout the years. Being a part of the Club Champions League will open doors and opportunities for our players that did not exist participating in other leagues,” commented Shawn Martin, Dynamo SC, General Manager and Director of Coaching.
Steve Danbusky, CCL President, commented, “We have two new clubs entering the Championship West Division validating the success of the CCL Championship model in the West. FC Richmond’s second teams now get to experience the value and benefit of the club-to-club model. Dynamo SC strengthens the Championship West by bringing a well-organized club and competitive teams into the West. We are excited for both clubs.”