Fusion Part of New ECNL Girls League
RICHMOND, VA (January 13, 2020) – The ECNL Girls will be adding a new league to its growing platform of Regional Leagues, as the ECNL Girls Regional League – Carolinas will begin play in the 2020-21 season, and NC Fusion will be playing in it. The League will include competition at the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18/U19 age groups.
“The ECNL Regional League exposes players to a competitive platform designed to challenge and develop its player base,” said Fusion Director John Pardini. “We are excited to provide this to a larger portion of its membership and looks forward to competing against the top clubs in the Carolinas.”
ECNL Girls Regional Leagues are designed to service a deeper player pool from member clubs within the ECNL Girls, and to provide a competitive platform for objective evaluation of new clubs for full ECNL membership in the future. Top performing teams in ECNL Girls Regional Leagues earn the opportunity to compete in the Open Cup Division of the ECNL Playoffs in June at the U15, U16 and U17 ages, where they will match up against other ECNL Girls Regional League teams as well as teams from the full ECNL.
The following clubs will be joining the NC Fusion in the ECNL Regional League – Carolinas in the 2020-21 season: CESA, Charlotte Independence North, Charlotte Independence South, NCFC Elite, NCFC Premier, South Carolina United and Wilmington Hammerheads
Six ECNL Girls Regional Leagues are operating in the 2019-20 season: Northeast, Northwest, Ohio Valley, Southwest, Texas and Virginia. The platform will expand significantly in 2020-2021 in both number of leagues and additional benefits and opportunities for players and teams in each league.
Additional information on qualification and participating conferences for the 2020-21 Season will be released in the coming months.