Twin City Union FC name head coach, hold open tryouts

tcu_clear.pngCENTRALIA/CHEHALIS, WA— (club release) Twin City Union FC are proud to announce the appointment of Sophie Clough as our first ever head coach.  Sophie will be taking on the women’s first team which will be playing its first season in the newly formed Northwest Women’s Premier League.  Sophie joins our staff equipped with an extensive background in playing, coaching and recruiting.  She brings with her a wealth of experience being a part of the coaching staffs at the University of Montana, Lamar University and Oregon State University.  Sophie currently holds a USSF “B” License.

Sophie Clough Image 1Sophie played collegiately at Oregon State University, was a part of the England U17, U19 and U21 Women’s teams as well as Leeds United Ladies FC.

“She is a perfect fit for this program and I am proud to have the opportunity to work with her” – Horst Malunat Twin City Union FC Director of Coaching

“With the vast experience Sophie has at the collegiate level, both playing and coaching, we feel she will be a great role model for our players as well as the youth of our local community.” – Henry Gallanger Chairman Twin City Union FC

“I think it goes without saying that the Northwest is the ‘soccer hub’ of the US, there is a lot of opportunity for players to play in the metropolitan areas, Portland & Seattle, but outside of that the chances to play the game regularly at a high level dwindle.  I think the opportunities that will open up with Twin City Union FC being established will become invaluable as we begin to grow.  I hope to provide an environment which will help to develop higher level High school players helping them prepare for college, compliment the work of the two year college coaches with hopes of getting those athletes to four year colleges and provide a competitive playing opportunity for those post college.”- Sophie Clough New Twin City Union FC Head Coach

Sophie has graciously accepted this position to gain the valued experience as a head coach and will add a significant amount of experience to the club.

Twin City Union Football Club will have a highly competitive team playing in the Northwest Women’s Premier League.  Twin City Union FC will be comprised of elite players from around the South West Washington area.  TCUFC and the Northwest Premier League are a part of the Washington State Adult Soccer Association.

The Northwest Premier League (NWPL) is an elite, adult, amateur women’s soccer league competition featuring Northwest clubs across the state of Washington, USA.

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Twin City Union report on their recent open tryouts

IMG_0762The first official tryout in the history of our club took place today and it was a good one.

Some interesting info:

34% of the players trying out were from local soccer programs ranging from WF West, Centralia, Adna and Toledo

65% are currently playing collegiately somewhere

The Southwest Washington region was well represented.  We are pretty excited about what day 2 will bring!

Stay tuned for more details coming in the very near future!  Things are looking bright for the Twin City Union FC

NWPL Primary CrestDay 2 of tryouts are done and dusted.

Coaching staff, along with evaluators, will be discussing what they saw on the field over the next 24-48 hours.  All players should have been informed of when the call back date is and the time.  All players should stay close to their email as well as this site for further information.

Thanks to all those who came out and performed this weekend!

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