ECNL Girls Regional Leagues expand into the Midwest Region
RICHMOND, VA (January 23, 2020) – The ECNL Girls will be adding a new league to its growing platform of Regional Leagues, as the ECNL Girls Regional League – Heartland Conference will begin play in the 2020-21 season. The ECNL Girls Regional League – Heartland will include competition at the U14, U15, U16 and U17 age groups.
ECNL Girls Regional Leagues are designed to service a deeper player pool from member clubs within the ECNL Girls, and to provide a competitive platform for objective evaluation of new clubs for full ECNL membership in the future. Top performing teams in ECNL Girls Regional Leagues currently earn the opportunity to compete in the Open Cup Division of the ECNL Playoffs in June at the U15, U16 and U17 ages, where they will match up against other ECNL Girls Regional League teams as well as teams from the full ECNL.
The following clubs will be participating in the ECNL Regional League – Heartland in the 2020-21 season:
|Elite Girls Academy||Missouri Rush Soccer Club|
|Kansas City Athletics||St. Louis Scott Gallagher (SLSG)|
|Kansas City Scott Gallagher (KCSG)||Sporting Iowa|
“SLSG is excited to be a part of the newly formed ECNL Girls Regional League – Heartland Conference. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the other clubs to provide our membership with a first-class soccer experience. The ECNL Girls Regional League will allow more girls within our club and the local area the chance to be a part of a proven platform that continues to help female players develop in a challenging environment.”
Scott McDoniel, SLSG
"Kansas City Scott Gallagher is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the ECNL Girls Regional League – Heartland Conference. This elite platform provides another layer in our club to give players an opportunity to consistently compete at a high level against some of the best talent in our region and beyond.”
Dan Naidu, Kansas City Scott Gallagher