Bradenton, FL – 17 September 2008 – IMG Academy is pleased to announce that Soccer Academy students Erika Tymrak and Sydney Payne have both made the roster for the Under-17 Women’s National Team for the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
"They are both very talented players who have consistently proven to be amongst the best in the country. While we are going to miss them we are also very proud they were chosen to represent the country in the World Cup.”-Erika and Sydney’s coach, Giovani Fernandes.
The 21-player roster that will represent the USA at the first-ever world championship for U-17 women being held from Oct. 28-Nov. 16 in New Zealand.
The Soccer Academy, a Nike Premier Club, provides junior players with superior coaching and the latest training programs, at the best facilities in the country. There are 15 full-time professional coaches and staff. Approximately 125 full-time soccer students and 40 USSF Under 17 National Team players and their coaches/trainers base here from September to May. Hundreds of additional players from all over the world attend for weekly sessions throughout the year.
For more information, please contact Priscilla Kuehnel at 941.752.2604 or by e-mail at Priscilla.Kuehnel@imgworld.com.
About IMG Academy
IMG Academy, a division of IMG, is the world’s largest and most successful multi-sport, training and education camp/academy business. Spread out over 300 acres in Bradenton, Florida, the IMG Academy complex encompasses the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, The Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Swimming Academies, International Performance Institute, The IMG Academy School, University of Miami, The Wellness Spa, Academy Realty, and the IMG Academy Golf and Country Club.
More information about IMG Academy is available at www.imgacademy.com.