By Gavin Greer
Fort Wayne FC‘s third season kicks off at their new home, the Bishop D’Arcy Stadium on May 13. Fort Wayne FC looks to continue to grow in 2023 after rapidly improving since their first season in 2021.
Fort Wayne FC is a soccer club located in Fort Wayne, Indiana that was founded in 2019 by a group of local business men and former soccer players. The owners founded this club to bring a stepping stone for young and talented players to Fort Wayne.
The club is coached by Mike Avery who also serves as the team’s sporting director. The club is made up of young local talent and young international players who are working on their game for their future soccer careers.
The teams first year saw their season end with a record of 1-8-5. Their second season ended with a record of 9-3-2. With more experience playing in the USL League Two, the team will hope to reach the playoffs after falling one game short last year.
The team has announced that many of their players are returning for another season. This includes Tom Abrahamsson, Beto Anaya, Alex “Frenchy” Frank and homegrown Reid Sproat amongst others.
FWFC have also added international, college level and high school level players to their roster for the upcoming season.
This includes French midfeilder Tavio D’Almeida from Cadriff City, AJ Cousins from Villanova and Namik Mehic who is a sophomore at Northrop High School. Mehic joined the team after a greta performance at open tryouts.
In 2023 FWFC will continue their sponsorship with Puma and will have new home and away kits.
The club will play their season at their new home, the Bishop D’Arcy Stadium. This move came after FWFC and the University of Saint Francis agreed to a partnership.
FWFC has an interesting history, you can learn more about it here.