Concorde Fire is ‘All-In’ for the 2018-19 Season
RICHMOND, VA (May 18, 2018) – The Girls Elite Clubs National League is excited to announce that Concorde Fire will join more than 80 other “All-In” clubs for the 2018-19 season. These clubs place the ECNL as the aspirational training and development environment for all female players within the club, and at the top of their competitive pyramid.
Concorde Fire is a founding member of the Girls ECNL, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, and has finished as a top 20 club in the Overall Club Rankings of the ECNL every year for the past five seasons. Since the 2015-16 season, Concorde Fire has won 1 Southeast Conference championship, and finished in the top 3 of the conference 7 times (from U14 – U18). In 2017, the Concorde Fire U17s advanced to the ECNL Final Four. In the past 2 years, Concorde has had 4 players drafted into the NWSL, including women’s national team goalkeeper Jane Campbell. Women’s national team star and World Cup winner Kelley O’Hara is also a Concorde alum.
The Girls ECNL is the nation’s top development and competition platform for female soccer players, with conference competition in six age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19) and unmatched collegiate exposure through the ECNL National Events, the largest collegiate showcases in the country. In addition to the competition platform, the Girls ECNL offers player identification and development opportunities for top players in every conference, unique coaching education and club development programs, and player health and education resources.
About Girls Elite Clubs National League: The Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls 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 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 Girls ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.