For Immediate Release
Wisconsin Sports Group Announces Strategic Partnership with Croatian Eagles Soccer Club Milwaukee (May 23, 2017) – Keith Tozer President of the Wisconsin Sports Group and Fredy Jany President of Croatian Eagles Soccer Club announced today a strategic partnership between the two entities regarding their MKE Futsal Initiative.
The partnership will include everything futsal including consulting on Croatian Eagles futsal court projects, futsal coaching education and player development. Tozer stated, “we are extremely excited and proud to be able to partner with the Croatian Eagles Soccer Club to provide their administrators, coaches, players and members everything futsal. “It became very apparent from our first meetings that our mission as well as CESC mission of offering their members futsal aligned perfectly together.
“Being able to partner with WSG provides a unique opportunity for our players to develop both technically and tactically like the best practices around the world that other international clubs offer to their members. We feel that futsal is another way to enhance our player’s technical ability in a very focused way and we are honored to have partnered with the best in futsal, said CESC President Fredy Jany.
Croatian Eagles Soccer Club (Croatian: NK Hrvatski Orlovi) from Milwaukee is a Croatian American soccer team. The club was established in 1922 as part of the Croatian Diaspora, and is the oldest continuous running soccer club in North America. The club participated in the 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. They were champs of the Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association’s Challenge Cup five times, from 1999 to 2003. The club is also a regular participant in the Croatian-North American Soccer Tournament which they are hosting this year over Labor Day weekend.
CESC President Fredy Jany added, “after our executive board made a commitment to provide a comprehensive futsal program involving futsal court construction, coaching education and player development we reached out to the futsal leaders here in Wisconsin, WSG.”
Tozer, who coached the Milwaukee Wave for 22 seasons, has been working closely with Milwaukee County Parks to reclaim underutilized or unused tennis courts within Milwaukee County to renovate and resurface them into futsal courts. In addition, Tozer is one of only two FIFA Futsal Instructors in the U.S., CONCACAF Futsal Instructor, 20 years Head Coach U.S. Futsal Men’s National Team and Technical Director of U.S. Youth Futsal.
About Wisconsin Sports Group
Wisconsin Sports Group is a newly established Sports & Entertainment company specializing in all aspects of the game of futsal. WSG is committed to provide our communities the highest quality futsal experience including futsal court renovation projects, coaching education, player development, exhibition games, leagues, tournaments and academies.
About Croatian Eagles Soccer Club
CESC is dedicated to the advancement of the game of soccer in Wisconsin and beyond. Their goal is to be the best soccer club in the State of Wisconsin by combining a competitive youth soccer program with a top-flight adult program while maintaining a family atmosphere.
About the game of Futsal
Futsal is the only globally governed version of five-a-side soccer recognized by FIFA. The game is played on a hard surface indoors without the use of walls or boards. Futsal is played by 198 of the 207 FIFA member associations across the globe, with an estimated 30 million participants and currently supported by professional leagues on every continent except North America. The majority of world-class soccer stars credit the game of futsal to their development, including Pele, Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar, to name a few.