Waltham, 6th May, 2015; Global Premier Soccer (GPS) are pleased to announce an extensive partnership with North Shore United Soccer (NSU) that will see the Topsfield-based club join the GPS network. NSU will be known as GPS North Shore for the 2015-2016 soccer season and beyond.

NSU was created in 2002 to address the need for a club soccer organization that would focus on player development in the North Shore. Over the years, founder Stefano Franciosa and his team of dedicated coaches have created one of the most successful Premier clubs in Massachusetts. GPS and NSU have always enjoyed a positive working relationship and this partnership sees both brands come together for the benefit of players in the region.

“I am excited to be able to offer this great opportunity to the players in our region,” said Stefano Franciosa, President of GPS North Shore.  “We have worked very hard to build a club we are proud of and I am looking forward to the future and our partnership with GPS.”

GPS, the official North American Youth partner of FC Bayern Munich, is one of the largest and most successful soccer organizations in the United States providing player development programming in eleven States across the USA.  GPS was founded in 2001 with a mission to establish a new and unique player development model in the US and produce players who can compete at the highest level.

“The NSU – GPS partnership will be an example of how collaborating and sharing resources between like-minded clubs can lead to an enhanced player development experience for players,” said Joe Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of Global Premier Soccer.  “North Shore United and GPS have developed programs in similar communities over the years and we’re excited to expand our programming together.”

GPS North Shore will play in the New England Premiership (NEP) for season 2015/16. Stefano Franciosa will serve as the President, with Michael Bettencourt as Executive Director.  Joining the GPS North Shore staff will be Edgar de Leon as Director of Coaching who has an extensive coaching career and has worked successfully in the North Shore for a number of years. 

“This is an exciting time for the North Shore area, and I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of this new venture,” said de Leon. “The combination of North Shore United and GPS will bring forth a whole new level of club soccer to the area, and we plan on leaving no one behind.”

For more information please contact GPS North Shore President Stefano Franciosa on sfranciosa@globalpremiersoccer.com or visit http://www.northshoreunitedsoccer.com/Tryout and programming announcements will be coming soon.