EFCWI is a youth soccer organization centered in Greenville, WI with satellite clubs in New London, WI and Brownsville, WI. Our club focuses on player development for youth soccer players ages 4-19 of all skill levels. We strive to offer an environment for our youth to flourish in developing not only their soccer skills, but also the five core life values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and leadership.
One decisive factor that sets EFCWI apart from the usual crop of soccer clubs in the Fox Valley is our affiliation with a premier European soccer club and all the benefits such a partnership entails. After three years of great support from Everton FC in the UK, we are now excited to announce that EFCWI has entered into a partnership agreement with Global Image Sports of Atlanta, Georgia – the first in the country! Global Image Sports (GIS) is a sports management company that provides recruiting and marketing services to 27 professional soccer teams from throughout the world in the North American market and currently represents, among others, West Ham United, Sheffield, Charlton Athletic and Wolverhampton from the UK, FC Utrecht from the Netherlands, Chievo Verona and UC Sampdoria from Italy, as well as US Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers.
EFCWI’s partnership with GIS will continue to give our players the opportunity to train with highly experienced soccer professionals from all over the world, participate in competitive player ID camps, progress to a national camp if chosen and then on to the international camp where they compete at the club’s international youth academy.
EFCWI players already had the opportunity to experience both the West Ham and the FC Utrecht system when they participated in three-day camps at our home facility run by each of the clubs’ trainers in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In 2012, 12 EFCWI players were selected to attend the West Ham United National Camp in Rome, GA, and five of those advanced to the International Academy in England. U17 player Trevor Brost even received the honor to play with West Ham’s own U17 first team! FC Utrecht provided another great opportunity to our players in 2013 with 24 being selected to the National Camp in GA and three selected to attend the International FC Utrecht camp in Holland for the spring of 2014. Good luck to Maddie Sanderfoot, Gabriel Prewitt and Cameron Gordon!
On top of providing excellent youth soccer academy training, GIS offers many other services that EFCWI will be taking full advantage of in the near future, such as college recruitment assistance through NCSA, spirit wear for our members, coaching development, tournament teams, and much more. GIS is on the leading edge of international soccer development and we here at EFCWI are proud to be part of that mission! One in 100 players gets an opportunity of a life time. Will your child be that one? Only here at EFCWI will you get the training and system of evaluation to get you to that next level.