Player 22 Future Program
In Partnership with the California Community Foundation, ACFC Will Foster Sports-Specific Career Advancement Opportunities for Retired Players
About the Program
The Player 22 Future Program creates professional pathways for former NWSL players interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry. Whether it be coaching, refereeing, media, or front office roles, the goal is to help prepare players to enter the workforce after their professional soccer careers.
When players’ soccer careers are over, they are often left without a solid career plan, as well as feeling that they are “behind” professionals their own age who entered the workforce right after college. P22 will equip players with professional development skills to help close that gap.
Why Is This Important?
Investing in players’ retirement and providing them with sport-specific career opportunities not only helps individual players but furthers progress toward gender equity in the industry. Angel City’s mission and values as a women-led and -driven organization align closely with this program in opening the doors for more women and gender-expansive individuals to enter the sports business.
Ways to Contribute to The Fund
There are many ways to contribute:
Send a check payable to the California Community Foundation, specifying Angel City FC Player 22 Future Program in the memo, to 221 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Purchase the Angel City FC 22 jersey or other Player 22 merchandise. Ten percent of proceeds go to the fund.
To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click the button below.
Angel City Inspires Young Leaders as Part of the SOAR Internship
Eight high schoolers completed a six-week program focused on boosting college and career readiness and involving leaders from Angel City and Birdies.
The retired #22 jersey celebrates the 22 players on the pitch in every match, regardless of team, and nods to ACFC’s 2022 inaugural season.
With every purchase of a #22 jersey, ACFC will allocate 10% of the revenue to create pathways for former NWSL players to build careers in the sports industry.
Angel City FC will officially retire the jersey in the July 30th, 2022 game against OL Reign.