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New Pacific Northwest Soccer Club to Provide Development Opportunities for Local Youth Players

This month, Washington Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the formation of the newest Regional Club in our state, Pacific Northwest Soccer Club (PacNW SC). The new club is the result of the union of two current RCL clubs, Greater Renton FC (GRFC) and Dos FC.

Through this merger, PacNW SC will provide better opportunities for Regional-level soccer players throughout the Greater Renton Junior and Kent Youth Soccer Association areas. The current existing clubs share an extensive border, and train at the world-class Starfire Sports campus. The merger marks the opportunity for both clubs to combine resources and, in turn, enhance players' soccer experience in the Puget Sound area.

The PacNW Soccer Club will have a significant positive impact on youth players both on and off the soccer field. This type of forward thinking for the better development of players is exactly what we need in Washington. The combination of experience and expertise that will be on display from PacNW SC is extremely exciting for all involved, as it will open many new development pathways for the talented young players in both clubs.

"This is an exciting moment for the Puget Sound Soccer Community," says PacNW Technical Director Leighton O'Brien. "Pacific Northwest Soccer Club was created from the sole desire to develop the most player-friendly soccer club in the state. We will train and play out of the world-class Starfire Sports Campus, which allows us the ability to benefit youth players from all over the Puget Sound area. Our newly planned training curriculum, followed by all coaches, promotes proper soccer education to all our players."

The PacNW includes a highly qualified staff, headed by O'Brien and Director of Coaching Malia Arrant.

"I'm extremely excited about the coaching staff Leighton and I have put together for PacNW SC," Arrant says. "We have 15 'A'- or 'B'-licensed coaches and many others that are currently going through the licensing process. Our newly formed staff is comprised of great people who are passionate about the game and about developing players to reach their potential."

Since the club's inception, the staff have been hard at work creating an exciting schedule for their teams, including the inaugural PacNW Memorial Day Cup Tournament, the 2012 PacNW College Camp (for U15-U18 players) in July, the existing PacNW Winter Classic over MLK weekend, and additionally, a College Showcase for January 2013.

For more information on PacNW, please visit the club website,, for Spring 2012 tryout dates and additional information.

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