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Youth Boys Apr 26, 2016

FC Virginia, Annandale United FC announce formal partnership

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(Via FC Virginia / Annandale United FC) – FC Virginia and Annandale United FC have been working together to create an elite pathway for boys throughout the region, and have announced a formal partnership.

With the recent announcement by the Elite Clubs National League that a boys program is to be launched in Fall 2017, FCV President Terry Foley stated “The announcement by the ECNL changes the landscape of boys youth soccer in the United States. The ECNL currently has 84 of the biggest clubs in the country participating in their league.”

Annandale United Logo“We are proud to partner with FCV, and appreciate the benefits it will bring to our club,” said Bo Amato, Technical Director of Annandale United FC. “Several of our players have already benefited from FCV with the Arsenal FC training program. With this partnership we will now be able to host this program in Fairfax as well as Loudoun County.”

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“Additionally, the ECNL allows our elite players the opportunity to play at the highest level while still being able to participate in other sports and high school soccer,” Amato continued. “We are proud to be able to continue opening doors for our players and this new relationship advances these goals, exposing our players to greater opportunities and to Arsenal FC, ECNL, Curriculum Collaborative showcase teams and training.”

“I am very excited at the prospect of working with Bo Amato, and building the top boys program in the Region,” said Richie Burke, Boys Director of FC Virginia. “We will be creating multiple pathways to success for all our boys. Both sets of coaches will benefit from the sharing of advance curriculum, philosophy and resources.”