Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals SC is very happy to announce that our club will be the newest members of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Girls. The clubs current u13-u19 Academy teams will participate in the ECNL, while the current u13-u19 Black teams will participate in ECNL Regional League. The club will officially join the ECNL for the 2024-2025 season.

“We could not be happier to be the newest members of the ECNL,” said Technical Director Joe Nemzer. “A huge thank you to Christian Lavers, Ralph Richards, and the ECNL leadership for this tremendous opportunity to compete in this very special league. The ECNL is the premier youth soccer platform and we are thrilled to be part of it. This announcement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our directors, coaches, families, and most of all, the players who are part of our club. The Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals SC has an incredibly rich history, and we look forward to honoring our club’s legacy and creating an even brighter future as members of the ECNL.”

The club will conclude this summer as members of the Girls Academy League and EDP respectively, and will officially begin ECNL & ECNL RL competition in the 2024-2025 season for the u13-u19 first and second teams respectively. If you are interested in joining the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals SC family, please fill out our interest form:

We are ecstatic for our girls program to officially join the Elite Clubs National League,” said Senior Girls Director Kyle Martyn. “As a league, the ECNL is the top girls youth soccer platform in the country for so many reasons. Being members of both the ECNL and ECNL RL gives our girls program a complete pathway with unmatched collegiate exposure. A big thank you to the league and their leadership for this opportunity, as well as our players, families, and staff for their constant support and efforts in helping make this possible. We can’t wait to get started!”

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