In the News: Semi-Professional Soccer Team Coming to Albany

semi-professional soccer team coming to Albany

Soccer fans are cheering loud and clear with news that there’s asemi-professional soccer team coming to Albany soon!

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The action-packed, fast-growing sport is making its way to town. This semi-professional soccer team coming to Albany even has a name. The SOWEGANS Soccer Club will be Southwest Georgia’s premier men’s amateur soccer team.

According to a recent report, founder Josh Duckworth said forming the team has been in the works for quite some time. The team will be a part of the Gulf Coast Premier League, which is the Gulf Coast’s highest level of amateur soccer. Teams from Georgia to Louisiana compete within the league.

Want to be a part of the team?

Typically, players range in age from 18 to 26. However, there is no age limit! Players are generally high-level college players or post-college players.

According to the website, there will be several tryouts before the initial season. They will include both invitation-only and open tryouts. For now, those will be held January through April 2023. Email [email protected] if you would like to be added to the potential player pool.

What’s next

The semi-professional soccer team coming to Albany plans to kick things off by the spring of 2023. The team colors are blue and green. The crest is an alligator snapping turtle, which reflects the city’s close connection to the Flint River.

The goal is to create a fun, family-friendly game day experience that dedicated fans and newcomers alike will both enjoy. The SOWEGANS Soccer Club is also a way for the best players in the region play, compete and showcase their talents.

Wondering what’s next? The team hopes to secure a venue by the summer. Stay tuned for future plans and announcements by connecting with them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


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