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Soccer Club Merger Opens Top Tournaments To White Plains Youth

The White Plains Youth Soccer club's premier-level teams will
affiliate with the Albertson soccer club.
The White Plains Youth Soccer club's premier-level teams will affiliate with the Albertson soccer club. Photo Credit: File photo

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Members of the White Plains Youth Soccer club's premier-level teams will now be able to compete in the highest level of competition in the area thanks to the not-for-profit’s merger with a Long Island soccer club.

Albertson Fury/Academy competes in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), National Premier League, Region 1 League and Northeast Regional Premier League. With the merger, White Plains Youth Soccer club members will have access to these tournaments.

“This is a great affiliation for White Plains,” said Robert Biagini, coaching committee president of White Plains Youth Soccer. “This partnership will provide our players the chance to attend the best tournaments and showcases in the country.”

The college showcases include Disney, Las Vegas and Jefferson Cup.

The White Plains Youth Soccer club is a not-for-profit that has more than 450 White Plains area boys and girls ages nine to 18 who play on 28 soccer teams. It is a registered member of the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL), an official league sanctioned by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, according to its website.

“White Plains Premier is a growing and developing club and we feel our support network will add substantial strength to both their girls and boys programs,” Paul Riley, director of coaching and founder of Albertson Fury said in the statement. “We hope our alliance will open up new avenues, fresh opportunities and initiatives for all players. It's an exciting time for both our clubs.”

The two clubs will now be known as White Plains/Albertson Academy West, for the boys, and White Plains/Albertson Fury West, for the girls.

For information on tryouts, visit the White Plains Premier and Albertson Soccer Club website .

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