RICHMOND, VA (March 29, 2019) – The Girls Elite Clubs National League, the nation’s premier female youth soccer platform, has renewed its nearly decade-long relationship with Nike with a new long-term agreement.

Nike will continue to support the Girls ECNL’s mission to raise standards in all areas of the youth female game, and to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States.  With nearly 600 teams across the country competing in the Girls ECNL from U13 – U18/U19 this season, the league’s impact on the game continues to increase every year.

“The special relationship between the Girls ECNL and Nike began nearly 10 years ago, and for a decade Nike has been one of the Girls ECNL’s greatest supporters and partners,” said Girls ECNL President Christian Lavers.  “We look forward to working with Nike to help build an even better future for the league, our clubs, and our players.”


About Girls Elite Clubs National League: The Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.

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