Austin FC donates $5,000 to the Central Texas women’s soccer team
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin FC, in partnership with Michelob Ultra, donated $5,000 to Austin Elite FC – a central Texas women’s soccer club participating in this year’s United Women’s Soccer’s Southwest Conference.
In its eighth season, the Austin Elite FC serves as a player development club for international competition and provides a home for former professional players.
“We are honored to be recognized by Austin FC and Michelob Ultra for our work in promoting women’s football and providing a platform for women to play football at a high level in Austin,” said Danny Woodfill, Elite FC General Manager Austin in release. “This donation will do a lot to ensure that we have a successful 2022 season.”
The 2022 season starts in April. The club plays its home games at Elite Field in Round Rock.
There is at least one group in central Texas dedicated to promoting women’s professional soccer in Austin.
KXAN’s Harley Tamplin spoke to NWSL 2 Austin campaign leaders in January. The group aims to create support and awareness for a future National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team in Austin.
There are currently 12 professional teams in the NWSL. Houston is home to the only NWSL team in Texas.