World Class & NYCFC girls academy partnership Teams will play in ECNL. NYCFC leaving DA and joining with WCFC to play in ECNL starting 2019/20.
New York City FC and World Class FC are pleased to announce the formation of a new strategic partnership to create the NYCFC / World Class FC Girls Youth Academy commencing with the 2019/20 season.
NYCFC and World Class FC will combine resources to form one program and compete exclusively in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) across the U-12 to U-19 age groups. This new direction will expand the Academyâ€™s number of teams.
The teams will train and play at the World Class FC facility in Orangeburg, NY directly across the street from Etihad City Football Academy in NY.
Current players in the Academy system have represented the United States, England, Haiti, Ireland and Uruguay youth national teams while playing for either NYCFC or World Class FC.
Both Clubs are committed to identifying and developing the best local youth soccer players in the New York Metropolitan area and this partnership creates a competitive pathway to the highest levels of the game for local girls.