Summerfuel Sports, Arsenal’s exclusive Soccer School affiliate in the United States, has announced an agreement with the club to expand its grassroots camps and open their first permanent Arsenal Soccer Schools Academy in the USA.
Summerfuel Sports will operate this initiative in partnership with Centercourt Sports, a leader in youth sports programming based in New Jersey.
- For more information, including how to register for try-outs, please visit www.arsenalsoccerschoolsusa.com/academy
Charles Allen, head of marketing at Arsenal, said: "We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with Summerfuel Sports, as they open their first Arsenal Soccer Schools Academy. With the growth of interest in Arsenal and the Premier League in the USA, this is the perfect time to be supporting the development of grassroots soccer.
"Our pre-season tour to the USA this summer will further expand interest in the club and playing the Arsenal way, the style which will be coached at the Arsenal Soccer Schools Academy."
David Evans, president of Summerfuel Sports, said: "After the successful response to our Arsenal Soccer School camps, we are delighted to establish a permanent home for our new program. We are honored to have the backing of Arsenal FC for this exciting development for the sport in the US.”
Centercourt Sports Facility in Mt. Olive, New Jersey will be the home of the Arsenal Soccer School’s year-round programme in the US. The sports complex has a 45,000 square-foot inflatable seasonal dome that allows for year-round play.
Clay Bibbee, managing partner at Centercourt Sports, said: “We are proud to partner with Summerfuel sports and Arsenal Soccer Schools to bring developmental soccer to New Jersey and reach new generations of players who are eager to improve their game and experience one-of-a kind coaching.”
Try-outs for the first Arsenal Soccer Schools Academy in the US will be held at Mt. Olive on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3. Initial rosters will be filled for boys and girls teams in the under-6 to under-10 age categories.
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