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ECNL May 16, 2021

ECNL Girls Regional League – North Texas adds two clubs for 2021-22 season

The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) has announced that Arkansas Rising and FC Dallas West Texas will join the ECNL Girls Regional League – North Texas for the 2021-22 season.

“We are delighted to have Arkansas Rising and FC Dallas West Texas join the ECNL Girls Regional League – North Texas and expand its geographic and competitive scope,” said ECNL Girls Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “These players will experience unrivaled competition and face new match-ups in the ECNL platform, and this growth further emphasizes the depth of talent in this area and adds to the vibrancy of the ECNL Regional League platform.”

Based in Little Rock, AR, the stated goal of Arkansas Rising is to provide Central Arkansas with a club that focuses on cultivating a single environment in which players can train, develop together, and compete at the highest level possible.

“Arkansas Rising is excited and honored to be the first and only club in Arkansas to be a part of the ECNL Regional League – North Texas,” said Michelle Cox, Arkansas Rising Executive Director.  “The ECNL Regional League – North Texas delivers a high-level environment for our teams to achieve their goals and provides our players a pathway to the highest, most prestigious platform in the United States. We are ready to hit the proving ground!”

Serving the areas of Lubbock, Midland, and Abilene, FC Dallas West Texas is an affiliate of one of the highest-ranked girls programs in the country. The club states that it seeks to create a soccer culture in West Texas which ensures that its members are able to participate in competition and training environments that best meet their ever-expanding needs.

“From our club’s inception to now, our players and families deserve the opportunity to flourish and be a part of such a unique and special ECNL Regional League,” said Gibbs Keeton, FC Dallas West Texas Division Director of Coaching. “The league matches exactly with what we are seeking in our travel and competitive fixtures. Our girl’s staff is excited to compete in a top-tier platform and continue to build on the success established within FCD WTX.”

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