ECNL Extends Long-Term Partnership with Nike

  • November 23, 2016

RICHMOND, VA (November 23, 2016) – The Elite Clubs National League, the nation’s premier female youth soccer platform, has renewed its long-term relationship with a new multi-year agreement with Nike, the world’s leading Soccer brand.

Nike will continue to support the ECNL’s mission to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States and provide unique experiences and resources for the league’s players, family and fans.

“Nike Soccer has been one of the ECNL’s greatest supporters and assets, and we are honored to continue our fantastic relationship long into the future and to continue working with their great people and leadership,” said ECNL President Christian Lavers.  “Nike has helped make the ECNL experience special for all of the league’s clubs, teams, and players and that experience will be even better moving forward.”

Andrea Perez, GM of Soccer for Nike North America, comments: “Nike is committed to women’s and girls’ soccer at every level through innovative products and working with the best partners. The ECNL is continually advancing the development of the game at elite youth levels in the US. We’re proud of our long-standing partnership with them and we’re delighted to extend that partnership into the future.”

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About Elite Clubs National League:  The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for college and youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.  The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.

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