Louisville, Ky. (March 22, 2024) - West Louisville Soccer Club continues to make a positive impact on the youth in West Louisville by kicking off its inaugural spring season at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center this Sunday, March 24 with games at 1 and 5 pm. The club will host all spring home games on the campus with additional games scheduled on April 21 and May 12. 

Circuit Judge Brian Edwards, retired Lou City player George Davis IV and longtime community organizer Marcus Harris joined forces to create the West Louisville Soccer Club in Fall 2023 to address the lack of organized sports offered for boys and girls living in West Louisville. The need for youth activities in West Louisville combined with the tremendous growth of soccer in the region has allowed the organization to grow quickly to include more than 300 boys and girls living in West Louisville. Club members are given an opportunity to participate in the game of soccer under the guidance of carefully selected coaches who don't just focus on the sport but also mentor the athletes in other areas of life. 

"West Louisville Soccer is dedicated to giving kids living in West Louisville opportunities that they would otherwise not have had and positively changing the life trajectory of the boys and girls who participate," said West Louisville Soccer President Brian Edwards. "Thanks to our partnership with the Louisville Urban League, the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center serves as the home field for all West Louisville soccer games and has allowed us to make an immediate impact on the community."

The West Louisville Soccer Club provides boys and girls the opportunity to participate at both the recreational level and the competitive level. The recreational league currently has 180 elementary school boys and girls learning and playing the game of soccer. Membership costs for players are fully funded through local sponsorships including generous support from LouCity and Racing Foundation and HJI Supply Solutions. Additionally, two competitive teams play against soccer clubs throughout the Kentucky Amateur Soccer League and the Kentucky Select Soccer League. 

Sunday, March 24 at 1 pm at the Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center, the club's U12 boys will host a KASL game against the Fern Creek Soccer Club. The girls will also be in action on Sunday at 5 pm against Winchester's FC Kentucky.The games are free for fans to attend, and the local community is encouraged to attend.