Akron City FC Teams Up with Walsh University to Enhance Player Development and Experience


Akron, Ohio – [Date], 2024 – Akron City FC, Akron’s minor league soccer team, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Walsh University, aimed at elevating player development and fostering a professional environment for its athletes.

Under this innovative collaboration, Walsh University will provide exclusive housing accommodations for Akron City FC players throughout the 2024 summer National Premier Soccer League season. Additionally, players will have full access to Walsh University's top-tier facilities, including their state-of-the-art weight room. The team will also hold its early season training session’s on Walsh’s soccer field, before moving training to it’s home field at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. This partnership underscores Akron City FC's continued commitment to offering its players the resources necessary for success, both on and off the field.

"This partnership with Walsh University marks a significant step for Akron City FC and we proud to partner with a strong local institution in Walsh University," said Nick Turchan, Owner/Business Advisor of Akron City FC. "By providing housing and access to Walsh's outstanding facilities, we are creating an environment conducive to player growth and development. While we are committed to building a team full of players from Northeast Ohio, this collaboration will enable us to recruit talented players from outside the region, strengthening our roster and enhancing our chances at completing for NPSL conference, region and national championships."

Walsh University is equally enthusiastic about the partnership and its potential to support player development. "We are excited to join forces with Akron City FC in providing a professional environment for their players," said Teresa Fox, Vice President for Marketing & Communications for Walsh University. "By offering housing and access to our facilities, we aim to contribute to the team's success while fostering a culture of excellence and growth."

This partnership exemplifies Akron City FC's ongoing commitment to providing its players with the tools and support necessary to excel in their athletic pursuits. By partnering with Walsh University, Akron City FC is reinforcing its dedication to professionalism and player development, further solidifying its position within the soccer community.

Walsh University is an independent, co-educational, Catholic, liberal arts and sciences institution that promotes academic excellence and diversity and provides close faculty-student interaction. It is dedicated to teaching its 2,311 students from 37 states and 24 countries to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education with an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Walsh University is a strong advocate for lifelong learning and serves our students and alumni as a dedicated education partner for life. www.walsh.edu.  

Akron City FC is a member of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the only league designated by the USASA as a Tier 1 national league. The team will kick off its third season in May 2024 with home games being played on the campus of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. The team’s 2022 and 2023 campaign's proved to be a smash hit with the business community as over 25 companies joined as Sponsors. The foundation of a passionate fan base was also created, which included more than doubling the NPSL’s average attendance figures in both seasons. Season tickets are available by visiting www.akroncityfc.com and sponsorship opportunities can be purchased via the club’s Envelope Fundraiser https://envelopechallenge.org/akroncityfc/.
Media Contact - Akron City FC: Allison Shields Public Relations info@akroncityfc.com