Wilton, Connecticut — January 31, 2019 — WorldStrides Excel, the nation’s largest and most trusted sports travel provider, announced it is partnering with Everton America CT to deliver international soccer tours for their teams, players, and member organizations.
The upcoming year will offer travel opportunities for U11, U12 & U14 players, sending teams to London, Manchester, and Liverpool. Teams taking part in the international trips can expect to play top academy sides while visiting professional stadiums and fixtures. Everton America aims to replicate the tradition, success, quality and esteem of their parent organization by providing the very highest standards of soccer coaching here in the US. Everton America currently provide tuition to boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18, competing at state, regional and national level with its premier teams.
“We are delighted to announce our new partnership with WorldStrides Excel.” said Tom Robinson, Director of Coaching, Everton America CT. “I firmly believe that international travel can only enhance the development of our players.”
“WorldStrides is absolutely thrilled to offer international travel to Everton America CT and provide them with the opportunity to travel abroad in 2019,” said Eric McAleer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of WorldStrides Excel Programs. “Excel is a long-time believer in player development, and the pathway for talent identification and soccer development. Our hope is that 2019 is just the start of many years of travel.”
Since 2003, Everton America CT has provided elite soccer coaching to Fairfield County from a central location at 139 West Rocks Road in Norwalk, CT. Everton America CT teams, players and coaches have visited the English Premier League club since 2007 to train at The Everton Academy, playing alongside and against Everton youth teams and engaging in tournament play.
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., is the largest educational student travel company in the United States. The company was founded in 1967 to provide middle school travel programs to Washington, D.C., and has grown to provide educational programs for more than 425,000 students annually. The WorldStrides Excel division is the leader in international tours for U.S. soccer teams and is a specialist in meeting the unique requirements of international team travel at the recreational, travel, ODP, and collegiate team level. For more information on WorldStrides Excel Programs, visit www.worldstrides.com/excel.