For Immediate Release
Tampa Bay Rowdies Join Season Three of the Champions Cup Series
Tampa, FL (September 5, 2023) – The Tampa Bay Rowdies are thrilled to announce their official participation in Season Three of the Champions Cup Series for the 2023-2024 season.
Established in 2021, the Rowdies Futsal program has rapidly gained recognition for its commitment to excellence and player growth. Led by Head Coaches Guilherme Dos Santos and Flavio do Amaral, as well as Assistant Coach Rubens Almeida, the club has exclusively partnered with United Futsal since inception and has quicky solidified itself as a force within the futsal community.
Although only a few years old, the Rowdies Futsal program has found its groove when it comes to preparing for the futsal seasons and guaranteeing success. Their rigorous training regimen includes weekly practices during the club soccer season, intensifying to multiple sessions per-week during breaks. This approach, coupled with their dedication to producing well-rounded athletes, reflects the club's aim to complement traditional soccer by offering players an avenue for holistic development through futsal.
“Partnering with United Futsal since we started back in 2021 has been a great opportunity for all of our athletes,” said Luis Cuccati, Vice President. "The Champions Cup Series not only offers our players a fun, safe, and competitive environment, but it also solidifies our year-round program's emphasis on nurturing athletes that are successful both on and off the futsal court."
As the pinnacle of competitive futsal in North America, the Champions Cup Series provides an unparalleled platform for top-tier clubs to showcase their talent, and the Rowdies’ continued partnership with United Futsal is a testament to the club’s dedication to advancing the sport. By aligning with a pioneering organization focused on expanding futsal's reach, the Rowdies directly benefit from the immense expertise and resources that United Futsal brings to the table.
“Aside from the elite level competition that we see each year, being involved in the Champions Cup Series provides our athletes with access to many great opportunities that they don’t usually get with other programs,” said Cuccati. “International developmental programs in Europe, training sessions with past and present professional futsal players, educational opportunities, and more – it’s a great organization and we look forward to starting the season soon.”
For more information on the Tampa Bay Rowdies and their exciting journey through the Champions Cup Series, follow them on social media @tampabayrowdies.
*About Tampa Bay Rowdies*
Founded in 1974, the Tampa Bay Rowdies have long held a storied legacy in the realm of professional sports. Embarking on their inaugural season in 1975, the Rowdies etched their name in history as the pioneering sports franchise in the Tampa Bay area. With an unwavering commitment to excellence and a legacy of success, the Rowdies are more than just a sports organization – they are a dynamic ecosystem that continuously seeks avenues to enhance the sports landscape - hence the creation of their futsal program in 2021.
*About United Futsal’s Champions Cup Series*
The Champions Cup Series, organized by United Futsal, is a premier global Futsal championship bringing together 32 clubs from around the US to compete for a chance to represent the US at the World Futsal Cup. It provides an unparalleled platform for youth development, fostering top-tier talent and exposing them to high-level competition. For more information, visit www.unitedfutsal.com.
Vice President, Rowdies Futsal
Director of Marketing and Communications, United Futsal