Wilmette, IL, (October, 2021)
Wilmette Wings is excited to announce a partnership with Chicago Rush Soccer Club. This partnership brings together the Wilmette Wings, one of the top community-based youth soccer programs in the North Shore and one of the largest and most prominent soccer clubs in the world, Rush Soccer.
Wilmette Wings is partnering with Chicago Rush to create opportunities typically associated with larger soccer organizations while maintaining our community-based, not-for-profit, priorities. The partnership is designed to create player pathways for everyone from those who play for recreation, all the way to players with elite and post-high school aspirations.
Rush Soccer is an international soccer organization that was founded in Denver, Colorado and is now the largest club in the world. Rush Soccer’s aim is to partner with like-minded clubs to provide opportunities for soccer players of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels to learn, develop and play the game of soccer in a fun and safe environment. Chicago Rush is represented in the Chicagoland area by the following five clubs: Chicago Rush South, Chicago Rush West, Chicago Rush Fox Valley, Chicago Rush North and Chicago Rush United.
Wilmette Wings President & Executive Director, Tom Gizynski will work closely with Chicago Rush Executive Director, Michael Cockroft, to ensure the highest standards of player development for its members.
"The Wilmette Wings is such a well-established, competitive club with similar values and philosophies as the Chicago Rush organization. We are excited to be aligned with the Wings and offer all its players and coaches the benefits of our depth - both locally and nationally," said Chicago Rush Executive Director Michael Cockroft.
“The Wings has always been committed to developing soccer players in a community environment while creating a love for the game. Chicago Rush shares these philosophies and is the perfect partner for us. The resources and opportunities this partnership offers Wings players and coaches are phenomenal and we are excited to bring them to our community," said Wilmette Wings President & Executive Director Tom Gizynski.
We’re excited to invite all members to a town hall to learn more about our new Wilmette Wings & Chicago Rush partnership on Tuesday, November 9th.
This is a new era for the Wilmette Wings Soccer Club and we are excited to step into the future with our new partner, Chicago Rush.
Wilmette Wings Soccer Club Board
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