Professional soccer team partners with Cape Fear Soccer Club

Published: Jun. 28, 2013 at 8:23 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2013 at 8:33 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Cape Fear Soccer Club will welcome John Hackworth, the Philadelphia Union's Head Coach, to Wilmington, NC to launch the Union's Development Affiliate Network program on Monday.

Hackworth, the former U-17 National Team Coach, USSF Development Academy Technical Manager and US World Cup team Assistant Coach, will begin his visit with a community outreach clinic at the MLK Center in downtown Wilmington, followed later in the evening with a presentation on the future of youth soccer development in the United States at UNC-Wilmington's McNeill Hall.

"To be able to participate in any outreach program, especially a well-established one like Cape Fear Soccer Club's, is very rewarding to me and have a true passion for, " says Hackworth. "I am very familiar with the Wilmington soccer community and I look forward to formally welcoming such a devoted soccer culture into the Union's network." Kenny Bundy, Cape Fear Soccer Club's Director of Coaching states, "I hope the entire Wilmington area soccer community gets an opportunity to hear Coach Hackworth's message on the future of youth soccer development." Bundy adds "his experience at all levels will give a profound insight for all of our coaches, families and supporters involved in soccer."

The presentation will be held on Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at UNC Wilmington's McNeill Hall Auditorium (room 1005) and is open to the public. Parking will be available at the Campus parking deck and special needs parking lots S or T.

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