South Georgia Tormenta FC is expected to announce the formation of a new women’s team that will play in 2022.
A press conference is scheduled for 1:30 pm at the clubhouse to which all the media and the public are invited as it was announced on Monday that the club “is excited to continue its tradition of premieres” and “will now break through other barriers and” its Community continues to be in the spotlight. “
Tormenta was founded in 2015 as an amateur club and in 2016 put up its first squad as part of the Premier Development League. After three seasons in the PDL, Tormenta was selected as the charter organization in today’s professional USL League One.
After six seasons, Tormenta FC now includes the professional team League One, a USL League Two amateur club, an academy with up-and-coming boys and girls in all youth groups and will – soon – be folding a top-class women’s squad.
Ahead of the new team’s inaugural season, the club is expected to make many important announcements, including league confirmation, official team branding, coaching additions, players, and more.
The new women’s team will play their games at Optim Health System Field in Tormenta FC’s state-of-the-art facility in Statesboro, which is also the home of the club’s professional USL League One team, USL League Two squad, MLS NEXT and USL Academy youth teams and the men’s and women’s NCAA Division I teams at Georgia Southern University.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the facility took place in 2019 at its location off Old Register Road near the 301 bypass. The multifunctional venue is designed for concerts and other events, as well as football matches, and the club hopes with a planned capacity of over 5,000 seats stated that he may attract some big names from around the football world to show their talent in Statesboro
As for the women’s team, there is every reason to believe they can be competitive from the start. Both USL men’s teams are routinely looking for top talent across the country and around the world, and this trend could apply to the women’s team.
On the other hand, there are many young talents who already wear Tormenta’s signature blue and magenta colors and could very well find themselves in the first women’s team.
In its 11-year history, Tormenta FC Academy has spawned a number of up-and-coming female talent who later played for top colleges across the region and now have the opportunity to return to their local club.
Abi Brighton was a youth level force now playing for Vanderbilt University and was recently called up to attend the virtual meetings of the U.S. Women’s Under-20 national team.
Tormenta has cultivated female talent proven in South Georgia and the South Carolina Low Country and looks forward to keeping that talent local and inspiring female athletes in the area.