East Ridge Futbol Club Announces Tryouts Beginning Tuesday

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

After a successful first year the ERFC will hold its second year of tryouts starting on Tuesday. The ERFC teams captured 12 tournament championships this past season and were finalists in 23 more tournaments across the Southeastern United States. In addition, the ERFC U15 boys captured Tennesssee Soccer’s State Championship and the U16 boys were champions of TN Soccer’s State League. The U12 and U14 girls have both qualified for the Division I State Cup.

Officials said, "ERFC invites players to be a part of the legacy of success that we are building at I-75, Exit 1 at Camp Jordan."

Tryout Dates:

U8-U10 Field 2 

Tuesday and Thursday

5:30-7:00 p.m.

U11-U12 Field 3 

Tuesday and Thursday

6:30-8:00 p.m.

U12 Girls and U13 and older teams:

Tuesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 30

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Additional information can be found at www.eastridgeparksandrec.com and www.eastridgefc.com.


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