Philadelphia Union Announce Youth Affiliation with Parkwood Youth Organization
Parkwood Soccer becomes the next youth club to join the Union Club Affiliate Program
CHESTER, Pa. (July 6th, 2023) - Philadelphia Union and Parkwood Youth Organization announced today a youth affiliation to aid in the development of the players as both athletes and community members.
The partnership between the Union and Parkwood Soccer will bring new opportunities to Philadelphia. The Club Affiliate Program will expand Parkwood’s player development pathway and will create a direct talent ID pipeline for Philadelphia Union Youth teams and programming.
The Union and Parkwood Soccer will work cooperatively to offer multi-club development programs, specialized positional training, union select team opportunities, and invitations to elite programs.
Please click here to learn more about the Philadelphia Union Club Affiliate Program.
“Special moment for the Philadelphia Union to welcome Parkwood Soccer as an official club affiliate.” Said Phil Griffiths, Technical Director, Philadelphia Union Youth. “Coming together and creating further opportunities for their players like the Union’s player pathway program is a testament to the club’s leadership, professionalism, and commitment to continue growing the sport and level of play. The Union are honored to be a partner of Parkwood’s soccer experience!”
“Parkwood Youth Organization is extremely excited to become part of the Philadelphia Union family through our newly formed club affiliation. At its core, Parkwood Youth Soccer is founded on community. As a volunteer organization, players, coaches, and families play a significant role in the success of our organization. A key component of that community is our commitment to development. This investment into our soccer community does not only focus on the development of players and coaches’ skills on the pitch but their all-around development as members of our community.” Commented Dan Singleton, President, Parkwood Soccer. “Becoming a Philadelphia Union affiliated club provides our players with unique opportunities to explore their love of the game through clinics, camps and other player development programming facilitated by the Philadelphia Union. Our volunteer coaches will have access to education, technical staff and curriculum that will help drive their growth and continue to foster the development of our program. Our Families will also be provided exciting experiences and opportunities through the Philadelphia Union with access to special events and discounts that will grow our communities love of the game!”