first US youth soccer club partnership with Inter Milan ( F.C. Internazionale)
Crossfire Premier Soccer enters first US youth soccer club partnership with Inter Milan ( F.C. Internazionale)
Redmond, Washington (November 5, 2010) – Crossfire Premier Soccer Club, Washington State’s largest premier level soccer institution for boys and girls under 19 years of age, announced an exciting new and exclusive international club relationship on Thursday, November 11th at the Chihuly Boathouse on North Lake Union. The announcement introduced a partnership unlike any other currently in existence in the region that will offer players and coaches access to- and involvement with - one of the top soccer clubs in the world. Representatives of Crossfire, Nike and F.C. Internazionale were in attendance at the announcement to outline the relationship and the benefits to players, coaches and families in the Northwest. The relationship will be focused on coach and player development. Crossfire Premier coaches will have the opportunity to travel to Italy and study with the Inter coaching staff. Inter coaches will join Crossfire Premier for selected events to work with Crossfire coaches and players.
About F.C. Internazionale: Founded on March 9, 1908, and more commonly referred to as Inter Milan, the current European Champions League and Italian Serie A Championship Club recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary. Inter is the only club to have always played in Italy’s top division, Serie A. Their renowned Blue and Black is followed by a legion of over 10 million Italian fans, 12 million fans throughout Europe and over 50 million fans worldwide. A minor indicator of the club’s popularity is its website which, available in four languages, is listed as one of the 50 most visited websites daily. The Club’s objective is to develop a Youth Sector which combines the technical demands of a large club with civil conduct, development and social maturity among young players. In particular, a primary value of the Club is the promotion of positive values in youth football, in the knowledge that setting a good example to young people is the most effective way of instigating mutual respect.
About Nike: NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned Nike subsidiaries include Cole Haan, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand. For more information, visit www.nikebiz.com.
About Crossfire Premier Soccer: The Mission of the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club is to promote the game of soccer by providing the highest possible level of technical and tactical training, skill development, competitive team play, and to provide highly skilled and capable players with an opportunity to further excel in the sport.
It is Crossfire’s goal to become and to be recognized as a consistently successful Premier Soccer Club within Washington State, within our region, and throughout the United States. Crossfire Players, Coaches, Managers and Member Families will strive to be an asset to the sport of soccer and to the community in which they live.
Crossfire Premier Soccer Club is Washington State’s only Nike Premier Soccer Club.