Updated: Oct 12, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2020 Sting Soccer Contact: Erin Medina COO firstname.lastname@example.org 469-315-2513
Sting heads south to Louisiana – Merges with FC Galaxy
The Sting Soccer Organization is pleased to announce expansion into Louisiana through a merger with FC Galaxy, based out of Baton Rouge. FC Galaxy was established in Baton Rouge in 2011 and has developed talented players and teams for many years. The move paints a bright future for players in the Baton Rouge area, building on the programs that have been built by FC Galaxy and adding the national prominence, and access to national platforms that has made Sting so successful through the years. In addition to local playing opportunities, players participating with Sting Louisiana will have opportunities to participate as discovery players at the nation’s highest level for Sting’s ECNL teams in Austin and Dallas. Players will also have opportunities with high level teams that participate in regional platforms, and other talented teams within the collegiate showcase environment. Sting has been a long time member of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) on the girls side and has succeeded at the highest level winning two national championships, and a coveted overall ECNL Club National Championship producing the best aggregate results across six age groups of any club in the country in the ECNL in the 2017-18 season. In addition to the success of Sting within the ECNL, the organization also has 12 USYS National Championships and consistently ranks amongst the top soccer organizations across the nation.
FC Galaxy has a vision and mission that is aligned with Sting Soccer, and a Director and staff that is passionate about player development. Founder and Director of FC Galaxy shares excitement for the future:
“Sting Soccer Club was the club used as my model to build FC Galaxy, so I’m extremely excited and honored to now be Sting Louisiana. Developing players on and off the pitch is very important to me and Sting Soccer Club does an incredible job of doing that. The opportunities that our players will now have on a local, state, and national level because of this merger are tremendous. This is all about what we can do to further the development of our players and enhance soccer in Louisiana. It’s about us being the best we can be.”
Erin Medina, COO of the Sting soccer Organization echoes Jimmy’s excitement:
“We look forward to what we will be able to bring to the soccer community in Baton Rouge. Jimmy has done a tremendous job of building an organization that offers every level of play and focuses on player development. He cares so much for his families and is always looking to provide them the most opportunity – by coming together as Sting Louisiana we will be able to provide his current families and the soccer community as a whole with great opportunities to continue their soccer journey.”
With strong local leadership, a nationally recognized program, and a passion and commitment to developing young players into leaders on and off the soccer field, the future is bright for soccer in Baton Rouge and Louisiana.
A Webinar for interested families will be held on Wednesday evening 6:30pm. CLICK HERE to register. Only registered families will be sent meeting information.
About Sting Soccer Organization:
Sting Soccer Club was founded in 1973 in Richardson, Texas. In fact, it was the first and therefore oldest all-female soccer club in the U.S. Sting has also enjoyed tremendous success over the years, winning 12 USYS National Championships, 2 ECNL National Championships, and one Overall Club ECNL National Championship. Sting has grown dramatically over the years into a professionally managed soccer club with a history of success on the field and off. Sting launched its boy’s division in 2009 under the name Titans Futbol Club. Titans has exploded on the boys’ soccer scene, and recently was rebranded as Sting. Sting is guided by its mission, “The Education of Life through Soccer” and aims to develop young soccer players that will excel well beyond their soccer years.