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|About||The Lakewood Ranch Chargers Soccer Club provides soccer opportunities to players throughout the Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Sarasota area with fields located at the beautiful Premier Sports Campus. We are one club!|
The merger that formed the Chargers Soccer Club brought together a pair of clubs established in the 1970s – the Clearwater Chargers Soccer (encompassing the former Countryside Lightning Soccer Club) and Fusion Futbol Club of Tampa Bay (formerly Black Watch Soccer Club and the New Tampa Soccer Association). “This was a great opportunity for two of the longest-standing clubs in Florida, let alone in the Tampa Bay area, to come together combining our resources to continue to provide local opportunities and player development with additional regional, national and international-level opportunities across the whole club,” said Jim DiNobile, Fusion FC Director of Soccer Operations.
The merger also brought together a Soccer Director staff with an unprecedented level of experience for the Tampa Bay region. And through their direction, the Chargers Soccer Club soccer programs are some of the best in the state.
The Chargers’ logo proudly displays three stars signifying three national championships. Fusion FC (formerly Black Watch SC and the New Tampa Soccer Association) captured the 1985 U18/19 Girls national championship, while the Clearwater Chargers (encompassing the former Countryside Lightning Soccer Club) captured a pair of National Championships (1995 & 1997 James P. McGuire Cup, U-19 Boys).