About the Team:
Fort Worth F.C. has, once again, provided a great opportunity for young female soccer players, the majority of whom have come through the Lake Highlands Classic League, local leagues and colleges, with some former professional and International players. We simply want the most committed and dedicated players to come and try-out for our team, play and become role models for our young players and in the community at large.
The Fort Worth Panthers are focused on quality training and player development, to make sure we are ready to compete in the WPSL, which is the largest women's soccer league in the World. There are 50+ teams across the nation and each of those can be researched on the WPSL website at www.wpsl.info.
About the Coaching:
HEAD COACH - Tarik Guendouzi
Tarik Guendouzi, a native of Wales, is coaching FWFC '94G and holds a National C-level coaching license. He's also the Girls Varsity coach at Fort Worth Country Day High School and is a state coach and scout for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in Texas. A team captain, Taz played for and earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Wingate University, where his teams finished 8th (1999) and 23rd (2002) in the Nation. Other playing experience includes professional teams Carolina Dynamo (D3) and the DFW Tornados of the Premier Development League, where he plays midfield.
HEAD COACH - Adam Clementson
Men's Soccer Coach for Nolan Catholic High School and captured the District Championship 2007/2008 and was named District Coach of the Year 2007/2008. Former notable players of Nolan Catholic High School include Alex Torda (University of Dayton) & Stephen McCarthy (University of North Carolina), both on the 2008 Herman watch list.
His valuable experience as a coach and director earned him the position of Goalkeeping Coach at Texas Christian University in 2007. Clementson has a strong background with Newcastle United in England. He served as the Academy Goalkeeping Coach (U8-U19) for the English Premier League Club from 1999-2003. Also during this period he was given the title of Newcastle United European Goalkeeping Scout; responsibilities included: visiting European Countries and assessing the talent of young goalkeepers for the prospect of signing with Newcastle United on a professional contract. Countries visited include Belgium and France. His full assessment on potential goalkeepers were reported to Dutch & A.C. Milan legend Ruud Guilt or Bobby Robson, former England international football player and former manager of several top European clubs and the England National Soccer Team.
Clementson is a manager director of a sports recruitment company for U.S. Universities; achievements include: gaining UK student athletes scholarships to schools were 14 have become All Americans and five have won National Championships. Clementson contains a UEFA "B" and "C" license. The UEFA "B" license is required by anyone who wishes to manage a soccer club in the top level of the nation's league system on a permanent basis. This license takes 9-12 months to complete, roughly taking around 120 hours of work. A lot of theory is involved with the license including: soccer, food and fitness, injury identification, sports psychology, and player analysis.
His playing experience is just as impressive. Clementson was an England Schoolboy International (7 Caps) U-18 in 1996-1997, from '97-'98 he was the Central Connecticut State University Goalkeeper and '97-'98 First Team All Conference NEC. He had profession trials with Brighton and Hove Albion, York City, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Charlton, West Bromwich Albion and Wimbledon. His professional career lasted six years form 2000-2006 with Whitley Bay, Whitby Town and West Allotment Celtic.
PLAYER/COACH - Angie Nickens
Playing experience: Division I - TCU (Texas Christian University) and WPSL - Fort Worth Panthers
-Dallas Morning News - Player of the Week
-Dallas Morning News - All Area Team
-4 year started and 2 year captain for TCU
-Mountain West Conference - All Second Team
-Dutch Meyer Female Athlete of the Year Award
-Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup - Honorable Mention
-Hal Harbuck Community Service Award
-WPSL Player of the Week
-TCU - Director of Operations
-Lamar University - Assistant Coach
-ESD - High School Boy's Soccer, Girl's Field Hockey and Lacrosse
-FWFC - Camp Director
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Jim Harris
Jim Harris has a USSF 'C' license. He is the Fort Worth FC Coaching Director and a North Texas State Staff Coach and Instructor. He is a former FWYSA Board Member and FWYSA Director of Player and Coaching Development. He is an active member of the US Soccer Coaches Organization and has coached at the club level for 6 years. He was one of the first FWFC coaches.
GENERAL MANAGER - Molly Ludington
Type of Players:
The team members will be comprised of high school senior women who are looking to improve their skills before heading to the collegiate ranks, current college players who want to better themselves before heading into the season, and highly skilled players who still wish to compete at a high level.
Texas Christian University
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday (Starting May 21st)
Venue: Fort Worth Arlington Heights Training Facility • 4501 North Jim Wright Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76135
| April 23rd || Open Practice || 7:30pm Heights |
| April 29th/30th || Practice || 7:30pm Arlington Heights |
| May 2nd || Try-outs || 11:30am FWFC Training Facility |
| May 3rd || Try-outs || 2:00pm FWFC Training Facility |
| May 5th/7th || Practice || 7:30pm Arlington Heights |
| May 10th || Scrimmage || TBA |
| May 14th/14th || Practice || 7:30pm Arlington Heights |
| May 16th || Scimmage || TBA |
| May 18th || Practice || 7:30pm Arlington Heights |
(Map to Arlington Heights...)
(Map to FWFC Training Facility...)
For more info, contact:
Molly Ludington or Angie Nickens