For Immediate Release: April 18, 2017
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Queen City Football Club’s 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 girls soccer teams will embark on a four-state bus tour from April 19 through April 28, competing against top club teams from around the nation, training and touring high-level college facilities, along with taking in a practice session from the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League.
38 players, six parents, and four QCFC coaches will hit the road, providing a low-cost alternative and life-long experiences for all involved, while players get the chance to improve their game, and learn by competing at a high level, receiving training college-level coaching, and seeing some of the best women’s soccer players in the world ply their trade.
“We’re excited to once again be giving our teams an opportunity to travel, team build, train, and play in unique settings, and gain valuable soccer and life experience on the road, while still keeping our club’s core values of providing low-cost alternatives for club soccer in Vermont,” Shane Bufano, President and Director of Coaching for Queen City Football Club said.
QCFC will begin its trip in North Carolina, where it will visit the campus and train on a practice pitch of the 22-time NCAA Division I national champion North Carolina Tar Heels women’s soccer team. A day later, the team will tour the campus and facilities at UNC’s cross-town rival Duke University. From there, the team will head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where it will compete in the Coast FA Soccer Classic on April 22-23.
After the tournament, QCFC will head to Washington, D.C. where it will not only take in the sites and monuments, but also travel to nearby Frederick, Maryland for a tour of Hood College, a Division III institution. While at Hood College, the teams will play a friendly match against Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) from Maryland, one of the top clubs in a soccer rich state. The group will also get the opportunity to watch a private training of the Washington Spirit from the National Women’s Soccer League, while in the state of Maryland. The team features seven current internationals representing the United States, Canada, Denmark, and Nigeria, as well as many other accomplished professionals, and will showcase how the game is played at the highest levels.
The final stop for the team is to King’s College in Scranton, Pennsylvania for a tour and scrimmage before returning to Burlington on April 28.
For more information and a schedule of games on the tour, contact Shane Bufano at Queen City Football Club, and visit www.queencityfootballclub.org for additional details.
ABOUT QUEEN CITY FOOTBALL CLUB: Queen City Football Club is a youth soccer organization based in Vermont which seeks to provide competitive, affordable, and competitive coaching, training, and playing for boys and girls players aged eight through 19. Our core mission is to provide similar experiences of high level club soccer in the state at an affordable cost. We want to exist to provide a high level of play for club players, while being affordable to most families and also appealing to three-sport athletes. We want to give them a taste of the premier level of the sport while also letting them have a well-balanced life.