Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals SC is thrilled to announce its partnership and affiliation with the Boys Elite Clubs National League and the Regional League’s North Atlantic Conference. As part of this new platform, which is part of a new multi year growth strategy by the ECNL, it will feature Ukrainian National top teams from the u13 – u19 age groups.
“We could not be more excited to join the ECNL platform and be initial members of the Regional League North Atlantic Conference,” Said Club President Chris Turano. “ECNL has demonstrated a commitment to provide an elite pathway on the Boys side, both competitively and college recruiting opportunity. We look forward to competing in this conference for the 2023-2024 season, and continuing our pathway in the ECNL model in the future.”
The initial member clubs in the North Atlantic Conference will be: AC Connecticut, Delaware FC, Long Island Slammers, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals, PSA Monmouth, Quickstrike FC, and South Jersey Elite Barons. In addition to the North Atlantic Conference, the ECNL has announced four other conferences including the Far West, Mid America, Midwest, and Mountain. Clubs will begin competition in the 2023-2024 season.
“We are looking forward to a very exciting year in 2023-2024 at Ukrainian Nationals,” said Technical Director Joe Nemzer. ” A huge thank you to ECNL Commissioner Jason Kutney and his team on this opportunity and a pathway in this league. I believe that through our coaches and players, combined with our developmental model and resources within the club, we have everything needed to compete within this platform and beyond. This club will be starting our 73rd season of existence next fall, and although we have one of the richest traditions of any club in the country, we believe our future is even brighter.”