The Atlantic City Football Club has announced its development director.
Chris Ross, who has previously led and consulted with football clubs including the Ross County Football Club, will handle club development, brand awareness and community relations for the league’s first season, according to a news release.
In December, it was announced that the Atlantic City Football Club will join the National Premier Soccer League as an expansion team in 2018 for its first year.
“The ambition shown by the Club and the impact it wants to have, not only on the pitch as a competitive NPSL side, but also the wider community impact and spirit that we are looking to create in Atlantic City is what makes our project so unique and exciting,” Ross said in a statement.
Andrew Weilgus, the ACFC co-owner, said in a statement that the club was happy to have Ross join the team in “helping to make a difference across Atlantic City and the surrounding areas.”
“We are delighted to be able to begin to put plans in place to have that key impact across Atlantic City in terms of community relations,” Weilgus said in a statement.
The team will play five to seven home games at Stockton University in Galloway Township and will compete in the NPSL Keystone Conference as a semiprofessional team.
The NPSL is the largest organized men’s soccer league in the United States with 96 teams competing across the country in 2017.