Union NJYS Partnership

NJ Youth Soccer Announces Partnership with Philadelphia Union

East Windsor, N.J. (Nov. 21, 2017) ― New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS) announced today that it has created a partnership with the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer (MLS) to support programming and community-based initiatives.
“New Jersey Youth Soccer is very excited to establish this relationship with the Philadelphia Union,” said Evelyn Gill, NJYS President. “The Union is an ideal partner to support our programming, particularly in the southern New Jersey region, and we very much look forward to working with them on a variety of initiatives.”
Beginning this past weekend with Young Olympians and Club NJYS, which are operated as part of the New Jersey Olympic Development Program (ODP), the Union will be providing qualified coaches for various NJYS events and programming. Further, the relationship will also include a variety of community outreach initiatives. One such program will be TOPSoccer, which is designed to allow any child the opportunity to learn and play soccer, specifically those who have special needs.
“Philadelphia Union is delighted to partner with NJ Youth Soccer,” said Tim McDermott, Union Chief Business Officer. “We love getting involved with our greater community and take pride in being involved in the excellent work NJ Youth Soccer does for our neighbors in southern New Jersey. This partnership is a great way for us to connect with and support young players and families in our area and we look forward to a fruitful relationship.”
In addition to training and community outreach elements, NJYS members will also have opportunities throughout the MLS season to attend group outings at Union home matches at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania. The two organizations will continue to work together closely on a variety of other components that will be mutually beneficial to both groups as well.
To find out more information about New Jersey Youth Soccer or to contact us directly, please email communications@njyouthsoccer.com. Also make sure to follow us on social media: @NJYouthSoccer
About NJ Youth Soccer Association
New Jersey Youth Soccer, a 501(c) (3) organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation, is comprised of more than 100,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old; 20,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice, competition and the spirit of good sportsmanship. The association features recreational, travel soccer programs at multiple skill levels; Olympic Development Programs (ODP); tournaments including the National Championship series; coach and referee training and certification programs; and TOPSoccer, a program for children with special needs.​

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