April 29, 2019, (Montverde, Florida) – Clermont Football Club (CFC) and Orlando Kicks FC (OKFC) announced a partnership earlier today. This newly formed partnership will provide a long term path for CFC’s youth female players aspiring to play at the collegiate level.
Orlando Kicks FC, the premium amateur club in the Central Florida for collegiate players in the off season, is a part of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). Players practice three/four times a week and play competitive games in the Sunshine Conference of the WPSL. The team will be led by Robbie Aristodemo, former Canadian National Team standout, and his experienced and talented staff.
“Clermont FC is thrilled to be partnering with Orlando Kicks FC as we feel this partnership will be a strategic fit toward the long-term growth of the club, but most especially the outstanding opportunity it could provide for our female players. The OKFC coaches and organization as a whole have provided an exceptional level of soccer to Lake County over the past several years and we hope the CFC/OKFC partnership offers the community something even greater for the future. “ ~ CFC President Joe Venezia
“We are excited about this opportunity to partner with such a great local club. Clermont FC has always been a club that puts players first, developing players from the grass root level. I love what they stand for and the people involved. I want to thank Joe Venezia and Kevin Johnson for sharing our vision to continually grow youth soccer in Lake County. This partnership will not only help some of their players with opportunities on the field but it will also combine all of our resources to help deliver a better product on and off the field for the Orlando Kicks FC.” ~ OKFC Head Coach/Owner Robbie Aristodemo
The WPSL is in its 22nd season and is the largest woman’s soccer league in the world with more than 100 clubs from coast-to-coast. As part of this league, the Orlando Kicks FC will train and play their home matches at the Montverde Academy campus of in Montverde, Florida. The Orlando Kicks FC roster will include nationally recruited preparatory school student-athletes, and elite collegiate, post-college, and international standout players.
About Clermont Football Club:
Clermont Football Club (CFC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving the Central Florida community since 1992. The club provides top quality coaching and training, with an emphasis on keeping membership fees as low as possible; much lower than other area clubs. For more information about CFC, visit us online at www.clermontfc.com, and follow us on FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Orlando Kicks:
Orlando Kicks FC is the premiere amateur club in Central Florida. Founded in 2016, the club has produced a number of the nation’s best high school, national team and pro players. Visit us online at www.OrlandoKicks.com.
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