We would like to welcome Madrinas SC to Real WC!!
Madrinas SC will bring an additional 23 teams to the club (5 boys teams and 18 girls teams). Steve Jose, president of Madrinas SC has 27 years of coaching experience and will be the director of Real WC St. Charles County.
UPDATE – as this was happening, Madrinas and Real WC were also signing a new, and significant, sponsor. Car Shield . CarShied are O’Fallon based and have 800 employees and a national footprint. Another sign of the ambitions the club has that is now recognized with this partner that will be recognized on both their new jerseys and training tops.
It was a year ago that WC St. Louis and Real St. Louis announced their merger that is now further enhanced by joining with Madrinas to leverage the coaching and facilities for a larger competitive footprint.
One of my favorite development stories came from WC St. Louis, A Team Development Story, that was contributed by a parent who described the decade long process that the 2004 WC STL Elite girls went through en route to reaching the State Cup semifinals in 2018. I believe it also points to the steps necessary for these three groups to come together they way they have. It starts with Chris Fuchs, founder of WC St. Louis, who has been approached multiple times about a merger over the years but he waited until he found a good fit. Watching him working with Nacho at their futsal event in January showed me a collaborative effort that I hope continues to grow. I’d be negligent if I didn’t also mention the move of Salvador Soccer from Lou Fusz in August with his girls teams that always have smiles on their faces. Congratulations to all involved!