Wake FC Wins Three State Cup Championships
Posted May 20, 2019

Wake FC recorded its best State Cup weekend in club history, with three teams winning championships, more than any other club in the state. Additionally, the club also recorded a Kepner President's Cup championship.

Wake FC 05 Blue Girls took the 14U Girls division with a 1-0 win in the final against Lake Norman Soccer Club Eclipse Elite.

Wake FC 04 Blue knocked off 04 CSA North Elite 1-0 to claim the 15U Boys State Championship.

Wake FC 01 Raleigh Gold took down NCFC Elite 4-1 in the final to win the 18U Boys division championship.

Wake FC 06 Raleigh Gold notched a 3-1 win in the final over WCUSC Orange to claim a Kepner President's Cup title in the 13U age group.

Wake FC 05 Blue and 02 Blue were runners up in their respective boys' divisions at State Cup.

The championship winning teams will continue on in regional competition next month.

 
8 Teams are headed to the FINAL FOUR!
Posted May 14, 2019

May 18/19 is the Final Four weekend for State Cup & also Kepner President's Cup in North Carolina.  Seven Wake FC teams have reached the semi-final stage of State Cup and 1 has reached the semi-final stage at Kepner President's Cup.

Director of Men's Classic, Caleb Norkus said, "We are really proud of the players, the coaches and the families on these teams.  They all had successful regular seasons, but we really feel like they have all taken it up a notch to try to win a state title and have a chance at a national championship."

Wake FC is really excited about this performance and the depths of our teams and how they will fare at future State Cups.  It's a short drive to the FINAL FOUR matches this weekend.  Come out & support our players & their coaches!

 

All matches will be played at:

Gillette Athletic Complex / 3238 Corbett Ave NE / Wilson, NC  27893

14U Girls State Cup Semi-Finalist / 05 Wake FC Blue G

14U Boys State Cup Semi-Finalist / 05 Wake FC Blue

15U Boys State Cup Semi-Finalist / 04 TU Wake Blue

16U Boys State Cup Semi-Finalist / 03 TU Wake Blue

17U Boys State Cup Semi-Finalist / 02 TU Wake Blue

18U Boys State Cup Semi-Finalist / 01 TU Wake Raleigh Gold

18U Boys State Cup Semi-Finalist / 01 TU Wake Blue

State Cup Schedules are FOUND HERE

 

13U Boys Kepner President's Cup Semi-Finalist / 06 Wake FC Raleigh Gold

Kepner President's Cup Schedule is FOUND HERE


 
Wake FC Featured in the News & Observer
Posted May 10, 2019

Wake FC was featured in the News & Observer. Read our story and watch the video to find out more about how Wake FC is building a #Path2Pro.

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Wake FC Launches New Logo for 2019 USL League Two, WPSL Teams
Posted Apr 11, 2019

Wake FC revealed its logo for the inaugural seasons of competition in USL League Two and the Women’s Premier Soccer League. Both teams will commence play this May.

The crest features the club’s initials, “WFC,” in overlapping lettering that represents the connected relationship of community, futbol and club. The circular design signifies unity and togetherness and holds sentimental value to Executive Director David Allred, whose 10-year-old daughter kicked off the redesign more than a year ago.

“The new logo will debut on the uniforms of our amateur men’s and women’s teams this Summer,” Allred said. “The logo will be incorporated into our youth program once the current uniforms are renewed in 2020.”

Wake FC was founded in 2012 by Wake County natives looking to provide a unique youth soccer experience for families in the area. The addition of two amateur teams brings a new dynamic to the club and provides new opportunities for players looking for a pathway to professional soccer #path2pro. Wake FC plans to use the adult teams as the pinnacle of its player pathway, which now runs from the 8U, instructional level and continues through collegiate soccer.

“At Wake FC we strive to promote, character, integrity, and accountability amongst our youth players,” Allred said. “We believe our USL League Two and WPSL programs will provide mentorship and exposure by affording our youth players the opportunity to interact with some of the top collegiate players in the country and learn first hand what it takes to reach and excel at the next level.”  

For its inaugural seasons, Wake FC will bring in players from North Carolina-based universities like NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, Campbell, UNC-Wilmington and UNC-Asheville, as well as out-of-state talent from the likes of Indiana University, South Carolina, Old Dominion University and Louisiana State University. The goal is to develop a connection with these programs and enhance college recruiting and scouting in the Wake County area.

USL League Two is the foremost men’s amateur soccer competition in the United States and showcases players with a desire to make it to the professional ranks. More than 80 percent of players taken in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft played in USL League Two.

Wake FC has assembled a top-tier coaching staff led by former professional Gary Heale. Coach Heale, who also serves as a senior boys director for the youth club, brings decades of coaching and playing experience to the USL League Two side. During his 20 year professional career, coach Heale played in top leagues in England, the Netherlands and the United States.

“We are currently in the process of finalizing our roster for the summer and are excited about the depth of quality players we are bringing in,” Heale said. “We intend to compete at a high level and provide a professional training environment for our players.”

Former player for the Northern Ireland National team and current resident of Holly Springs, Colin Clarke has also joined the club in an administrative capacity. Having been a head coach in the MLS, USL, NPSL, NASL and with the National Team in Puerto Rico, Clarke adds a high level of knowledge and experience to the staff and will help guide both the men’s and women’s programs to success.

Colin Clarke had this to say: “I am thrilled to be a part of the local club in Holly Springs. As a member of the community for the last five years, I have witness the growth and development of youth programs at Wake FC and I am looking forward to being a part of the clubs continued success in the future. As an organization, we intend to provide a great atmosphere for members of our club, the Town Holly Springs and surrounding communities”.

The WPSL is the largest women’s soccer league in the world with more than 100 clubs competing coast-to-coast. WPSL rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international and standout prep student-athletes.

Wake FC head coach Stephen Basso sees the WPSL as the perfect avenue to encourage and mentor the club’s youth players.

“As director of coaching on the girls’ side, I am looking at getting some of our older youth players first hand experience by training with the WPSL team and potentially earning playing time in first-team matches,” Basso said. “We are in the process of bringing in high level [NCAA] Division I players whom I believe will be able to mentor and inspire our younger players.”

Coach Basso brings a wealth of experience as a former professional, both domestically with the Richmond Kickers and abroad at SV Darmstadt 1898 in Germany, as well as an extensive coaching background.

Both teams will play home games at Ting Stadium in Holly Springs and compete throughout the summer from May through mid-July.

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05 Girls Win Jeff Cup, 07s and 06s Finish as Finalists
Posted Mar 19, 2019

Wake FC posted another strong showing at Jefferson Cup at the girls tournament weekend, with the 2005 Blue Gs winning and the 07s and 06s both making the final in their respective divisions.

Wake FC 05G Blue earned top honors in dominating fashion, rolling undefeated through the U14 Classic Black Division. The 05s didn't concede a goal all weekend, defeating PDA NPL (NJ) 1-0, VYS Phoenix (VA) 3-0, and PA Classics Elite 5-0 to get to the final against Connecticut FC.

The Wake FC ladies didn't slow down, putting three goals past their opponents to claim the championship, 3-0.

In the U13 Classic White Division, the Wake FC 06G Blue team knocked off FC Europa 6-1 in the opening match and Loudoun SC 1-0 in the second. This set up a clash against Premier SC on Sunday, which the 06s took 6-0 in dominating fashion. The final was tightly contested, with the 06s going out on penalty kicks after a 2-2 draw and finishing as finalists.

The Wake FC 07G Blue team had a strong run in the Girls U12 Platinum Orange Division, knocking off VA Rush 4-1 and FC Europa 1-0. Despite a draw against NJ Rush on Sunday, the 07s still made the final, but finished as runners-up against Cedar Stars Academy.

The Jefferson Cup is one of the largest and most prestigious tournaments in the United States. The 2018 tournament was ranked the No. 1 overall youth tournament for boys and girls in the U.S. More than 1400 teams from 38 states and Canada were accepted. 

Over the next two weeks, older Wake FC teams will head to Richmond, VA to compete in the Jefferson Cup Boys' Showcase and Girls' Showcase.

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Wake FC Posts Strong Showing at Jefferson Cup Boys' Weekend
Posted Mar 12, 2019

Wake FC posted its strongest results yet at Jefferson Cup Boys' Weekend, with WFC 05 Blue and 06 Blue taking top honors in their respective divisions and four teams finishing as finalists. Wake FC was represented in a final at every age group in the tournament, from 2009s to 2004s.

In the 06 Platinum Orange Division, WFC 06 Blue went undefeated, knocking off Barcelona United Academy (OH) 2-0, Philadelphia SC (PA) 1-0 and Arlington SA (MD) 2-1 to claim first place in group play. In the final, the 06s outworked GPS Carolina (SC) 2-1 to win the championship.

Wake FC 05 Blue grabbed championship honors in the Superior Orange U14 Division. The team went undefeated over the weekend, taking down Ironbound SC (NJ), Beach FC (VA) and Spirit of Liverpool Elite (MA) in group play, all by a 3-1 scoreline. This set up a clash against Maryland United ECNL in the final Sunday, with Wake prevailing 2-1. 

Wake FC 09 Chelsea notched wins over Arlington SA (MD), 5-1, and Concorde Fire (GA), 4-2, to head into Sunday's matches in first place. A 3-2 win against SCS (PA) set up a finale with Chicago-based Where Kicks Live (IL). A hard-fought final ended in a 2-1 defeat in the Championship U10 Division.

In the Championship U11 Division, Wake FC 08 Blue rolled through Saturday competition, knocking off GPS Metro (MA) 4-1 and Arlington SA 1-0. On Sunday, the 08s defeated Foundation Red (NY) 2-1 in the semis before falling in penalty kicks to National Oakland (MI).

Wake FC 07 Blue knocked off Arsenal Soccer Schools Academy (NJ) 4-0 in the opening match and followed it up with a dominant 6-0 victory against Arlington SA (MD) to head into Sunday without conceding a goal in the U12 Championship Division. The 07s posted a 5-0 win against NY Stars Premier Gravity (NY) to make it to Sunday's final, but fell 3-0 to STA-MUSC out of New Jersey. This is the second consecutive year 07 Blue has gone to the finals, finishing as Champions in 2018 and runners-up in 2019.

In the 15U Superior Division, Wake FC 04 Blue defeated Maryland United ECNL 3-0, FC Somers (NY) 4-1 and drew with Canadian side Milton Youth Magic 1-1. The 04s went to the final on points, but fell to Wilmington Hammerheads ECNL 4-1. 

In the U13 Premier Division, Wake FC 06 Gold knocked off Loudoun SC (VA) and Stafford Soccer Revolution (VA), 2-1 and 1-0 respectively on Saturday, but lost 1-0 to Total Futbol Academy (OH). They completed their tournament with a 1-1 draw against YMS Premier (PA).

The Jefferson Cup is one of the largest and most prestigious tournaments in the United States. The 2018 tournament was ranked the No. 1 overall youth tournament for boys and girls in the U.S. More than 1400 teams from 38 states and Canada were accepted. 

Over the next three weeks, other Wake FC teams will head to Richmond, VA to compete in the Jefferson Cup Girls' Tournament, Boys' Showcase and Girls' Showcase.

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WPSL Open Tryouts
Posted Feb 21, 2019

Wake FC WPSL will hold an open tryout March 10 at Ting Park from 5-7 p.m. 

Interested candidates should fill out a player interest form

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Wake FC WPSL and USL League Two Tryouts
Posted Feb 1, 2019

Wake FC is looking for adult players to round out its inaugural 2019 WPSL and USL League Two summer semi-pro teams.

Interested 18+ female players looking to play in the largest women's soccer league in the world can fill out a prospective WPSL player form by CLICKING HERE

An open tryout for all interested WPSL players will be held on March 10th from 5-7p.m. at Ting Park. Please fill out an interest form prior to attending.

Interested 18+ male players looking to to follow the #pathtopro can fill out a prospective USL League Two player form by CLICKING HERE.

All forms will be reviewed by the respective team's coaching staff. Questions can be sent to Chiedu Chukwumah.

 
USL League Two Schedule Announced
Posted Jan 31, 2019

Wake FC is pleased to announce its inagural USL League Two schedule, set to kick off in May of this year. The U23 team will start with a two-game home stand at Ting Park Stadium, taking on the Carolina Dynamo on May 11 and Tri-Cities Otters on May 18. From there the team will embark on a four-game road stint, traveling to Newport News, Virginia, to take on Lionsbridge FC on May 25; Durham, to take on local rival Tobacco Road FC on May 29; Greensboro, to take on in-state foe Carolina Dynamo on June 1; and Virginia Beach to take on fellow league newcomer Virginia Beach United on June 8. 

Wake FC returns to Ting Park June 10 for another local derby against NCFC U23, followed by a trip to Johnson City, Tennessee to take on Tri-Cities on June 15. The team will play its home fixture against Tobacco Road on the 22nd and take on NCFC U23 at Ting on the 24th before heading back to the Virginia Beach Sportsplex on June 26. 

Wake FC finishes its last three games in Wake County, hosting Lionsbridge FC on June 29th, making the short trip to WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary for a clash against NCFC U23 July 3, and welcoming Virginia Beach United to the area in the season finale on July 6.

For more info on Wake FC's schedule and inaugural season, CLICK HERE.

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Wake FC Fall Invitational Winners

Wake FC congratulates all participating teams in the Fall Invitational Tournament, which concluded play Sunday, Nov. 4. We especially would like to congratulate all teams that took home silverware. Winners and finalists from each division are below.

Division Champions Finalists
U10 Girls Blue 09 TYSC United G NRFA U10 G Academy Silver
U11 Girls Blue WFC Trinity Infinity G YAKS 08G Storm
U11 Girls Black TYSC Arsenal G 08 NCFC Arsenal G
U11 Girls White WFC Dortmund G NRFA 08 Ladies Silver G
U12 Girls Blue MYSA Gazelle G WYSA Explosion Ladies G
U12 Girls Black 07 WFC Storm G 07 GCAA CU Hurricanes G
U13 Girls Blue 07 WFC Force G 06 NCFC Flash FC G
U14 Girls Blue 05 NCFC Eclipse FC G NRFA Ladies Silver G
U15 Girls Blue JLFC Storm 04 Elite G 04 WFC Black G
U16 Girls Blue 03 NCFC Extreme FC G MHAA MHS Lady Gators G
U18 Girls Blue 01 NCFC Aztec FC G 02 NCFC Fusion G

Division Champions Finalists
U8 Boys Blue 11 WFC Ajax Jrs 11 TUSA Revolution
U8 Boys Black NCFC Gators 11 WFC Wolfsburg
U9 Boys Blue HS Rockets 10 WFC Hammers
U10 Boys Blue NRFA U10 Silver Boys 09 WFC Southampton Jrs
U10 Boys Black 09 WFC Revolution 09 WFC Spurs
U10 Boys White 09 NCFC Dynamo WFC Trinity Cosmos
U11 Boys Blue 09 WFC Chelsea Jrs 08 TUSA Tottenham
U11 Boys Black 08 WFC Monaco WFC Parma
U11 Boys White 08 NCFC Uniforce FC 09 WFC Crystal Palace Jrs
U11 Boys Green 08 WFC Trinity Bayern Munich WFC Earthquakes
U12 Boys Blue 07 WFC Raleigh Gold PISA Hurricanes 07B White
U12 Boys Black 07 WFC Trinity Real Madrid PGSA Stars
U12 Boys White 07 WFC Celtic 07 WFC Napoli
U12 Boys Green 07 WFC Palermo 07 TUSA Rapids
U13 Boys Blue TUSA Silver SASL Falcons
U13 Boys Black WUFA 06 Boys Navy 06 WFC Dynamo
U13 Boys White WFC Swansea WFC Trinity Revolution
U14 Boys Blue WUFA 05 B Navy PISA Hurricanes 05B
U14 Boys Black LSC 05 Black 05 NCFC Strikers
U14 Boys White 05 NCFC Dynamo 05 WFC Ramblers
 
Congratulations to Fall Tournament Winners

Wake FC would like to congratulate all teams that took home silverware at summer/fall tournaments so far this season.

07 WFC Force G

12U Girls Gold Division Champs, WYSA Explosion Cup; 12U Girls Gold Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic; 12U G White Finalists, BSC Columbus Day Shootout

03 WFC Lightning G

16U Girls Gold Division Champs, WYSA Explosion Cup & TUSA Fall Classic; 16/17U Champs, Great Carolina Shootout

06 WFC Barcelona G

13U Girls Gold Division Finalists, WYSA Explosion Cup; 13U G Maroon Finalists, BSC Columbus Day Shootout

05 WFC Roma

14U Boys Gold Division Finalists, WYSA Explosion Cup

05 WFC Blue G

14U Girls Puma King Champs, CSA Invitational; 14UG Champions, WAGS Showcase Tournament

05 WFC Black G

14U Girls Puma Classic Champs, CSA Invitational

03 WFC Blue G

16U Girls Puma King Champs, CSA Invitational

02 WFC Blue G

Undefeated at CSA Puma Showcase

08 WFC Blue

11U Boys Tiempo Champs, PTFC Furniture City Classic; 11U Copa Champions, The Virginia Cup

07 WFC Blue

13U Boys Hypervenom Champs, PTFC Furniture City Classic

06 WFC Leeds United

13U Boys Tiempo Finalists, PTFC Furniture City Classic

06 WFC Black G

Green Division Champs, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC Blue G

Green Division Champs, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC Pride G

Gold Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

05 WFC West Ham

Green Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC United

Bronze Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC Ral Parma

Silver Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

09 WFC Ral Gold

Gold Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

08 WFC Monaco

Green Division Finalists, TUSA Fall Classic

10 WFC Ral Gold

Gold Division Champs, TUSA Fall Classic

03 WFC Ral Speed G

15/16U G Silver Champions, Twin City Classic

07 WFC Blue G

12U G White Division Champions, BSC Columbus Day Shootout

06 WFC Blue G

13U G White Division Champions, BSC Columbus Day Shootout

06 WFC Liverpool

13U White Finalists, BSC Columbus Day Shootout

09 WFC Ral Boca Jrs

11U Boys Blue Champions, Great Carolina Shootout

07 WFC Benfica

12U White Champions, BSC Columbus Day Shootout

06 WFC Swansea

13U Maroon Finalists, BSC Columbus Day Shootout

06 WFC Ral Fury

13U Boys White Finalists, Great Carolina Shootout
 
David Allred Featured on WRALSportsFan Podcast
Posted May 11, 2018

Wake FC's Executive Director, David Allred was featured on a WRALSportsFan Podcast, Inverted Triangle Soccer

 

Hear David beginning at the 33 minute mark as he discusses how our Premier Development League (PDL) and Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) teams coming in 2019 fit into our developmental pathway for our youth players.

 

https://www.wralsportsfan.com/Radio/audio/17545525/

 
Gary Heale Named PDL Head Coach & a Senior Boys Director

Wake FC is pleased to welcome Gary Heale as a Senior Boys Director. Coach Heale is joining our Senior Boys Staff that includes Wake FC's Director of Boys Coaching, Caleb Norkus, Wake FC's Director of Player Development, Mark Jonas, Wake FC's Technical Director, Simone Bracalello and Jason Schmieg, Wake FC's Assistant Director of Classic. Additionally, Coach Heale is the Head Coach of our Premier Development League (PDL) team, which begins play in 2019. Coach Heale will also have a leadership role in the continued development of Wake FC's Raleigh sector. "We have a great staff at Wake FC, and I think Gary will come in and be a fantastic addition. One of the primary reasons for bringing Gary in, is to have him help our Senior Staff merge the pieces together for our developmental pathway with PDL, WPSL & NPL/ENPL. Gary has experience of playing in places that we hope a lot of our players want to go and I think he can help us create something that will allow our players to realize those dreams," David Allred, Wake FC Executive Director. "He will be very involved along with our Senior Staff in our summer program that we are announcing this week."

"Our PDL and WPSL teams will give our players a chance to gain experience in a very, high-quality environment. It will be very helpful to reach their goal of playing college soccer and beyond. We are really pleased to be able to tie both senior teams in with our developmental process," said Gary Heale. "We want to prioritize Wake FC youth players to contribute to the success of our PDL and WPSL franchises."

Welcome to Wake FC, Coach Heale!

 
Joint Player Identification Program

"We're excited about this program because we are able to get our players around other players in the state that are top quality. And also, it gives our student-athletes a chance at each of these locations to visit multiple colleges that they may want to attend or be a student-athlete at," said Wake FC Director Caleb Norkus.

 
Wake FC Awarded WPSL Franchise
Posted May 3, 2018

Wake Futbol Club was awarded a Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) franchise to begin play in 2019.  

WPSL is the largest women’s soccer league in the world. Some of the best soccer players in the country have played, and continue to play, in the WPSL league. This will be a great environment for our young players to learn from the WPSL players. The additional training and exposure that our girls will receive in the summer will help set them apart from other players.

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“We are putting a great deal of time and energy into getting our girls the opportunity to play in college & at the next level,” said Wake FC Executive Director David Allred.  “Obtaining this WPSL franchise is a big step for Wake FC and the developmental system of our girls’ program. We will have a senior team and a reserve team that will participate next summer and will be a great tool for development of our high school aged players.”

The Wake FC College Recruiting Program (CRP) had a great start this winter. Wake FC College Recruiting Coordinator Omar Asad and Wake FC Executive Director David Allred held individual and small group meetings with over 40 players and their families and talked about their college opportunities.  

Additionally, we appreciated John Kerr, Head Men's Soccer Coach at Duke University; Phil Moses, NCAA initial eligibility expert; and Clara Stiers, Holly Grove Middle School Counselor, stopping by and participating in our Academic & Collegiate Recruiting Seminar. We reached attendance capacity and had to turn people away from the seminar. We are planning to schedule at least two seminars for the next year.

We will tie in our developmental system and pathway with WPSL and, on the men’s side, Premier Development League (PDL), into our youth system and our Elite National Premier League (ENPL) & National Premier League (NPL) programs. This will allow our players to participate and gain experience with some of the best players in the country. 

The recent drafts for Major League Soccer (MLS) and National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the highest levels of soccer in the country, are a testament to the quality of the players coming from PDL & WPSL. Thirty-six PDL league alumni were selected at the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

We have named Gary Heale as PDL head coach and will be announcing the WPSL coaching staff in the coming months.

The immediate impact of obtaining the PDL and WPSL franchises will be our summer program in 2018 that will be offered to ENPL and NPL pool players.  Please look for additional program information later in May.

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Wake FC to Host USSF Grassroots Courses in June
Posted Apr 23, 2018

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the club experience and grow the game in our community, Wake FC will be hosting grassroots coaching education courses in Holly Springs this offseason. These courses are officially developed and sanctioned by the US Soccer Federation and run by the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association, of which Wake FC is a member.

Wake FC will host the 7v7 and 9v9 courses on June 9th, with the 7v7 running from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and the 9v9 course taking place 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Both courses will be held at Womble Park.

To register for a course, please visit and sign up for the USSF Digital Coaching Center. After completing the free, 20-minute introductory module, you will be able to sign up for the in-person course. The cost is $70 per course.

Courses are open to all interested individuals; however, Wake FC will cover the fee for 2018/19 coaches. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach for the 2018/19 season, please email info@wakefc.com. 


 
Wake FC Girls Finish as Finalists at Jeff Cup
Posted Mar 28, 2018

Wake FC 05 and 03 Blue G teams finished as finalists in their respective divisions at the 2018 Jefferson Cup. 

The 05 Blue team made it to the finals of the U13 Platinum Black division before coming up short in the championship match held on Sunday, March 18.

The 03 Blue team finished second in the U15 Platinum White division of the Girls Showcase held this past weekend, March 24-25.

Wake FC Blue teams in the 07, 06, and 04 age divisions also took part in Jefferson Cup competition.

 


 
Wake FC Teams Crowned Champions at Jefferson Cup
Posted Mar 12, 2018

Wake FC boys teams posted incredibly strong results at the 2018 Jefferson Cup this past weekend, with four teams finishing as champions and one as finalists. The Jefferson Cup is one of the premier tournaments in the country, held annually in Virginia in March, and eight Wake FC teams traveled to compete at the 08-03 boys weekend this year.

Wake FC 07 Ajax placed first in the Championship Group, the top flight in the age division, with an undefeated record that culminated in a 2-0 win in the final.

Wake FC 06 Leeds United took home top honors in the 12U Gold Group with a 3-1 win, 05 Blue Juniors scored a 2-0 win in the finals of the 13U Elite Group, and 04 Blue won the Superior Group with a 3-2 win in the final match.

Wake 06 Blue finished as finalists after double overtime in the 12U Platinum Group. 

This marks the second year in a row Wake FC teams have won championships at Jefferson Cup.

Full results can be found HERE.


 
Wake FC to Host ID2 Program
Posted Feb 6, 2018

Wake FC will host the US Club Soccer id2 National Identification and Development Program Training Camp this month. Elite players from clubs around the country, including Wake FC, will travel to Ting Park March 15-19 to participate in id2, which seeks to identify, scout and develop players for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. 

ID2 Training Camp attendees work with some of the nation’s best coaches, play with and against some of the nation’s best players in their age group, and are scouted by on-site U.S. Soccer staff. In addition to on-field sessions, the camps feature guest speakers, lectures/classroom sessions and other offerings, which make for a multi-faceted learning experience.

Players are scouted and selected based on a variety of factors in their club soccer play to form a pool for the Training Camp. This year boys born in 2005 and girls born in 2004 are eligible for participation.

Wake FC Executive Director David Allred, a recurring instructor at id2, will continue his involvement with the goalkeeping program again this year.

The id2 Program is an Olympic Development Program (ODP) approved by the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation.

 

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Wake FC 2018 College Recruiting and Academic Pathway Seminar
Posted Feb 20, 2018

Wake Futbol Club invites you to attend our 2018 Collegiate Athletics Recruiting Seminar, with guest speakers Clara Stiers and Phil Moses, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, at the Bass Lake Park Community Center from 6-8:30 p.m.

As more and more of Wake FC’s older players are being actively recruited by colleges around the country, we want prospective collegiate athletes to fully understand the recruiting process. This seminar is open to ALL Wake FC players and their families, regardless of age, who wish to learn more about the process and the steps needed, academically and athletically, to play at the next level.

The seminar will be headlined by NCAA initial eligibility expert Phil Moses. With more than two decades of experience of academic advisement for intercollegiate athletics, Mr. Moses will present insightful perspectives on how high school academic performance is evaluated in terms of the college recruitment process, as well as the challenges and expectations of student-athlete life.

We have expanded the seminar with an information session directed at student-athletes looking to prepare themselves for the demands of eighth grade and high school. Current Holly Grove Middle School counselor Clara Stiers will cover high school graduation requirements and course sequences, Standard, Honors, AP and IB courses, GPA and class rank, and college admissions minimum requirements. With 25 years of experience in the Wake County school system, Mrs. Stiers will answer questions directly relating to the middle-school student looking for the path through high school. The pre high-school student info session will run from 6-6:30 p.m.

 

 

 
Back In Action Physical Therapy Free Injury Evaluation Clinics
Posted Aug 25, 2017

Back in Action Physical Therapy has resumed injury clinics EVERY MONDAY at their office location.  

This is a FREE SERVICE to evaluate sports injuries for Wake FC players. No appointment necessary.
 

 

What:    Back in Action Physical Therapy Injury Clinics

When:    EVERY Monday at 4:00 p.m.

Where:   Back in Action of Holly Springs, 500 Village Walk Drive

Website: www.biapt.com

Email:    biahollysprings@gmail.com

Phone:    919-258-2200


 
Wake FC Announces Raleigh Director of Coaching
Posted Apr 28, 2017

Wake Futbol Club is excited to announce the addition of Godfrey Miller as Wake FC Raleigh Director of Coaching. Coach Miller brings a wealth of experience to the Wake FC family, both as a former collegiate and professional player and as a director and coach at the club and collegiate level.

Miller graduated from St. Augustine’s College, where he captained the men’s soccer team. His playing career includes stints in Germany and Dubai and culminated in a two-year stretch with the Liberian National Team during World Cup qualification in 2004-2006.

Coach Miller most recently led the Mount Olive men’s soccer team from 2011-2015. Prior to coaching the Trojans, he distinguished himself as the head coach at Wake Tech CC, where he was instrumental in cultivating the program and leading it to a 13-4-2 record in his final season. A former NC State men’s soccer assistant coach under George Tarantini, Miller has been involved in Wake County’s soccer landscape for years. He served as Director of Classic for girls’ soccer at the former Carolina Soccer Club.

 
Wake FC Streamlines College Recruiting Capabilities with SportsRecruits
Posted Mar 29, 2017

Wake Futbol Club is excited to announce an agreement with SportsRecruits to enhance the club’s college recruiting pathway. SportsRecruits software is the industry standard in providing help to athletes seeking to play in college and will empower Wake FC players to find their school of choice and continue with the sport at the next level.

"We felt like SportsRecruits checked all the boxes for the needs of our recruitable student-athletes," said Cody Suite, Wake FC's College Recruiting Coordinator.

Along with a digital recruiting profile, eligible athletes will have unparalleled access to communication and information to aid in the college recruiting process. The software connects athletes with coaches from every school in the country and unites the individual player’s search with oversight from Wake FC Staff.

"As a former college coach, one of the first things you understand about college recruiting is how important information is. Communication is equally important and we feel like SportsRecruits allows our student-athletes to interface with colleges in a very convenient and time-sensitive manner," said Wake FC's Executive Director, David Allred.

Acquiring SportsRecruits is part of Wake FC’s mission to promote players to the next level of the sport and provide an avenue for growth and development beyond the club.

"We feel like it is very important to make a strong commitment to the many Wake FC players that will play collegiate soccer," said Robert Eimers, President of Wake FC. "The success of our teams this year and the past few years has shown us there will be many Wake FC players that will extend their career beyond the club & high school level. We feel like SportsRecruits will be extremely helpful in this process."


 
Wake FC Inks Five-Year Deal with Nike
Posted Mar 29, 2017

Wake Futbol Club is excited to announce a five-year, extended apparel sponsorship agreement with Nike, Inc. The athletic apparel leader will become the primary gear provider for Wake FC through 2022. Additionally, the sponsorship opens up new opportunities for Wake FC players, coaches & families.

“We are pleased with the commitment Nike has made to Wake FC. It's obviously a quality product, but we feel like this relationship will benefit many areas of our club. We looked at different apparel companies and this brand best-aligned with what many of the coaches & families wanted,” David Allred, Wake FC Executive Director.

Wake FC is proud to join the prestigious list of athletic organizations sponsored by Nike and looks forward to continuing the growth and success that has brought the club to this point.

"We're excited about the quality that Nike soccer gear brings to our club," Caleb Norkus, Wake FC Director of Classic Soccer.


 
Developmental Partnership Announced
Posted Mar 9, 2017

Triangle United, XL Soccer World and Wake Futbol Club are excited to announce the formation of a partnership that will focus on developmental opportunities and exposure for each club's older, competitive players. This strategic partnership is not a merger, but will be designed to offer optional, multi-club training opportunities during the off-season as well as explore various Regional, National and International opportunities. Creating competitive groups to travel abroad will be a major focus of this partnership. 

 

Additional information to follow in the coming weeks.


 
Wake FC Hosts NCYSA Rec Roadshow, Featured in Crossing North Carolina

Wake Futbol Club hosted NCYSA Assistant Technical Director Jane Matejcik and the Publix Recreation Roadshow. Check out the latest issue of Crossing North Carolina, where we are featured!

 
Wake FC Makes Waves in NPL Debut
Posted Sep 20, 2016

Wake FC Makes Waves in NPL Debut

Despite making its debut this season, Wake Futbol Club has solidified itself as a top contender in the South Atlantic Premier League, with multiple teams topping their respective age divisions.

On the girls’ side, 05 and 04 Blue sit in first place with two wins from two games and goal differentials of +8 and +6, respectively. Wake’s 03G Blue is second in the table on goal difference. On the boys’ side, 04 Blue won big in its first match, and a +5 goal differential sees the squad leading the pack out of the starting gate.

“The beginning of the NPL season gave us two great weekends of soccer,” said David Allred, Wake FC’s executive director. “I thought all the clubs had some really good moments. There were many quality players from throughout the Southeast region on show and a lot of players who will play beyond high school.”

Featuring an overall record of 8-1-2 after the opening weekends, Wake FC has looked anything but a newcomer to the SAPL, which is one of the 22 National Premier Leagues in the U.S. Wake was one of three brand new clubs to join the league in 2016.

Now in its fifth season, NPL provides another developmental opportunity and greater exposure to college scouts and high-level competition from around the country.  

Looking Ahead

With the start of NCYSA league play, participating Wake FC teams will wait until late fall to compete again in the South Atlantic division of NPL. The boys resume play in November, while the girls will wait until December for another opportunity to test themselves.

“It was a bright start for Wake FC, but it’s early in the schedule and we must continue to improve to be successful,” Allred said. “The NPL is loaded with great clubs and each game brings a big challenge.”