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OFC and Energy FC agree on groundbreaking partnership

By Josh Evans, 05/30/16, 9:15AM CDT


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="" css=".vc_custom_1464640159495{padding-top: 0px !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Energy FC announced today a groundbreaking partnership with Oklahoma Football Club (OFC) that allows the two organizations to work together to create an aspirational program that provides opportunities for players in Oklahoma to continue the best in training with Oklahoma City’s professional soccer team. Through this partnership players in Oklahoma will now have a direct developmental path that takes them from youth academy soccer to professional soccer all within one organization.

OFC was established through the affiliation of the competitive soccer programs of the Edmond Soccer Club and North Oklahoma City Soccer Club. The merger of these competitive programs created the most successful soccer club in the state of Oklahoma. The objective of OFC is to provide a home for youth competitive players to play soccer at their highest potential level by allowing them the opportunity to improve their technical ability, tactical knowledge, physical capabilities, and psychological awareness through training and game conditions.

“Energy FC is pleased to align with OFC to expand training and development opportunities for our youth, in a united effort to continue growing the game in Oklahoma,” said Energy FC co-owner Tim McLaughlin. “We put great value in partnerships like this and look forward to bringing our full resources to bear and fostering an environment where organizations can work together for the greater good of the game.”

“OFC is excited to partner with the Energy to create an aspirational model for our players,” said OFC Co-Coaching Director Stephen Phillips. “We are always looking to be innovative and take the game in Oklahoma to higher levels and so a partnership with the Energy, an organization looking to do the same makes perfect sense.”

This announcement is on the heels of another significant partnership with the Oklahoma Soccer Association where Energy FC guides coaching education, player development and community growth initiatives at all levels. The affiliation with OFC adds an additional layer of providing resources to guide the competitive players in Oklahoma.

“This is just another step in building out the soccer pyramid for players in our state,” said Energy FC General Manager Jason Hawkins. “We want to do our part to help ensure that player’s in our state on all levels are granted the opportunities they deserve.”

In addition to the partnerships with OSA and OFC, Energy FC has added depth within the soccer community through initiatives like the addition of community leagues and a U23 team. The community leagues are run in partnership with the Police Athletic League and the Parks and Recreation Department, while the U23 team provides local college-aged players the opportunity to play competitive soccer during the summer months while maintaining their eligibility.

Additional details like the debut of a logo, additional coaching and player clinics and creation of positions within the organization will follow in the months to come.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]