November 10, 2021 - San Diego, CA - ALBION SC San Diego is proud to announce the expansion within the San Diego area, welcoming Nott’s Forest Football Club, a competitive club in Central San Diego, to join the ALBION SC family. The new relationship will expand the ALBION SC platform, and National soccer club's network, throughout the San Diego area. This comes after a great strategic alliance to provide more opportunities to players and families. This coming together will in the weeks, months and years to come will yield many great opportunities for the players, families, and coaches of the organization. We look forward to sharing and introducing these great opportunities.
“Having known David Banks for two decades and the leadership at NFFC and the many long standing coaches we are excited to move forward together. Coming together is going to allow a lot of possibilities here in the local San Diego market both on and off the field. We will continue providing the best soccer opportunities and being part of the growth and innovation of the game in San Diego like never before.” Noah Gins, ALBION SC, CEO
“This coming together will enhance the current NFFC players & family’s opportunities to attain another level, if desired, while maintaining our current pathway at the club. Working together is something I’m looking forward to as both organizations share a common mission and vision for opportunities and strategy in creating a culture for everyone who is part of ALBION SC San Diego.” David Banks, NFFC Director of Football.
“I am looking forward to working with David Banks and his coaching staff. David is a proven coach and great leader for the club and with the support of his entire coaching staff, together we will continue to make a serious impact here in San Diego and the country.” Wayne Crowe, ALBION SC San Diego, Director of Soccer.
“Nott’s Forest has been a small boutique club known for its development of players both on and off the field. We wanted our players to have fun but also to make sure they have high soccer IQ and a good skill set no matter the level they are playing. We have developed a family atmosphere at our club with our players, coaches and parents. For us, joining together with ALBION SC San Diego was a natural progression as they share the same core values as we do. Going to any larger club can give players and coaches a pathway to a higher level but it’s usually at the cost of losing that personal touch. ALBION SC San Diego has managed to combine both, they are able to create a great pathway for success but not at the cost of losing that personal touch that is important in player / coach development. We are extremely excited to see what the future brings.” Walt Giesting, NFFC President.
ALBION SC is headquartered in San Diego and is the largest youth organization in San Diego and is expanding the National Affiliate Program to select clubs across the US. ALBION SC has proven to be a model club in the US building its prestigious profile and outstanding success. ALBION SC has been ranked top 30 clubs by Soccer America, # 1 in the Nation by Top Drawer Soccer, and is a leader in the developing players on the boys and girls side. ALBION SC is proud to have produced 20+ National Team players , helped create over 51 million in college scholarships, and have many players playing professionally within the MLS and Internationally. If your club has a strong commitment to Development, Advancement & Placement of players and would like ongoing support to develop coaches and players, with turn-key marketing, operations, tournament management, and utilize a proven model to develop elite players, now is the time to meet with ALBION SC.