SoccerViza Football Club and CT Rush are proud to officially announce a strategic partnership between the two Fairfield County youth soccer clubs.
The partnership, effective September 1st, will see the two clubs continue to operate under their respected club names (SVFC and CT Rush) but will combine business operations creating a local powerhouse in the local Fairfield County youth soccer landscape.
Our partnership will offer the following :
our coaches and teams will be remaining the same.
players will have access to more pathways and opportunities through the two club's shared services (totz, rec, premier teams, elite teams, camps/clinics, tournaments, college, and professionally).
the ability to utilize both clubs coaching staff/Directors for the development of players of both SVFC and CT Rush
CT Rush's current Director of Coaching, Renato Topalli taking on the role of Director Of Coaching for both clubs (SVFC and CT Rush).
SVFC current Director of Coaching, Joe Funicello will become Technical Director for SVFC and continue his normal duties/responsibilities to SVFC.
"I am so excited about this partnership. This will bring together two well known, respected clubs with the goal of being the best in the Connecticut youth soccer scene. The ability to share fields, coaches, curriculum, and more is just something we are so excited for and that will change the game."
Joe Funicello, Founder of SoccerViza FC.
" SoccerViza FC has built something great. A great culture and environment for players to develop in. Both clubs have like-minded core values of both developing soccer players and people. This partnership is just going to amazing for all aspects of players' development for players from both clubs."
Renato Topalli, CT Rush, Director Of Coaching
"We are excited to partner with CT Rush as it opens doors on all fronts for our club members. We look forward to continuing to grow and take the youth soccer scene by storm".
Cecilia Lihv, SoccerViza Co-Founder and CFO.
"SoccerViza FC has made a massive positive impact on the development of soccer in the CT soccer scene. In just 3 short years, they have become an extremely influential club. Partnering with Viza was a natural fit for both of us. Now, Viza and Rush can offer more opportunities both domestically and internationally to our coaches, players, and families. It is an honor to work alongside Joe, Cecilia, the Viza staff and so many great players and families. It is truly an exciting time for the Rush here in CT.
Rush nationally and internationally proudly works with over 50,000 players and some very important collegiate and professional pathways."
John Salvatore, CT Rush, Executive Director
Over the past couple of years, SVFC and CT Rush have grown to be two league leaders in the local soccer scene. With some of the most respected and successful player development strategies. The partnership will supercharge those credentials and be a force to be reckoned with.
We look forward to seeing Viza and Rush staff members working together on the field!