The Charleston Battery Foundation has partnered with Daniel Island Town Association to develop a multi-field soccer complex on the south end of Daniel Island. The partnership includes a 25-year lease for the space located two miles from MUSC Health Stadium.
The complex will be used by the Charleston Battery and its newly formed youth club, Charleston Battery Soccer Club. The professional club will use the facility as an additional training space and a host site for visiting Major League Soccer and United Soccer League teams, while the youth club will use it year-round for a variety of soccer activities.
“Securing a partnership with Daniel Island is immense for us,” said Charleston Battery Chairman Eric Bowman. “The facility is conveniently located to the Battery’s home stadium, which will serve as a constant reminder of the level that our elite youth players are trying to reach. We’re proud to be the only club in Charleston with direct pathways to professional teams on both the girls and boys side, and the location of the new complex strengthens that idea.”
The partnership with Daniel Island is part of Charleston Battery Soccer Club’s plan to secure quality facilities in all areas of the Lowcountry in order to provide accessible soccer programing for youth players in the entire Charleston Metropolitan Area.
In addition to providing programming ranging in level from recreational to elite, Charleston Battery Soccer Club has been working with multiple municipalities to run camps and clinics for underprivileged youth. Part of the club’s philosophy includes providing quality coaching and equal opportunities to play the game for all children regardless of socioeconomic status.
“We want to be able to give all youth soccer families in Charleston a convenient place to play the game and access to high-level coaching,” said Bowman. “Securing these fields on Daniel Island is a step in the right direction towards providing any child who wants to play an opportunity.”
Charleston Battery Soccer Club was formed in the fall of 2017 by the Charleston Battery (USL) in partnership with the Charleston Fleet (WPSL). The club is the only youth soccer club in the Charleston area that offers a direct path to professional teams for both boys and girls. Charleston Battery Soccer Club’s goal is to continue the growth of the game by offering soccer programs attainable for all members of our community. In addition, CHS Battery SC aims to develop players from young ages and prepare them to play at the collegiate and professional levels. (Credit: Moultrie News)
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