United Premier Soccer League Announces Arkansas Expansion with Arkansas Wolves FC
Founded in 2019, Littlerock (Ark.)-Based Pro Development Club Joins UPSL
By: United Premier Soccer League
Based in Littlerock (Ark.), Arkansas Wolves FC will begin UPSL play in the Central Conference and play its UPSL home games this season at Scott Field (5901 Evergreen Dr. Littlerock, AR 72205) in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.
United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "We are very excited to welcome Arkansas Wolves FC to the UPSL Central Conference. There is a lot of great soccer in Arkansas, and now Dr. Sean Paul Jones is bringing his vision for Pro Development soccer to the UPSL. Littlerock is a great market for soccer to grow, and Arkansas Wolves FC is ready to step up to the next level. We look forward to working with Arkansas Wolves FC, and wish them the best of success as the club prepares to kick off this Fall Season."
Sean Paul Jones, Ph.D, is Owner of Arkansas Wolves FC. A native of South Africa, Jones was a prominent youth player who featured for his provincial team. He played in the South African Premier League at the age of 16, and had trials with Ipswich Town FC and Manchester City FC in England before his family relocated to the United States. An amateur player and a long-time club coach who most recently had a stint with Arkansas United SC, Jones currently is a Sports Psychologist practicing in Arkansas.
Arkansas Wolves FC Owner Dr. Sean Paul Jones said, "Our goal is to provide top-level soccer for the State of Arkansas. We want more for the young soccer players to be excited about, and increase the love for the beautiful game in this beautiful state. We call ourselves 'Wolves' because wolves are strong, fierce, driven, work hard together in a pack for a common purpose, follow and respect their leader and all are constantly challenging for a higher role within the pack. That's the kind of culture we want to exist within our team."
Livestrong Professional Counseling is the primary sponsor of Arkansas Wolves FC.
"The partnership with Livestrong was not only necessary but also ideal because Livestrong is all about working with athletes to reach their potential," Dr. Jones said.
Arkansas Wolves FC currently is top of the table in the 'A' Division of the Arkansas Central Soccer Association (ARCSA).
"We have a ton of talented players here, and they need a platform to shine, and the state needs something to get excited about," Jones said.
The club soon will announce its upcoming game schedule.
About Arkansas Wolves FC
Arkansas Wolves FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Littlerock, Ark., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Arkansas Wolves FC will begin play in the UPSL Central Conference.
Founded in 2019, Arkansas Wolves FC can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
United Premier Soccer League
The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 teams in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 400-plus teams targeted for 2019 Fall Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards.
UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
More information about UPSL can be found at www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/