The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
BELLINGHAM, Wash.— Bellingham United FC is acting on its new relationship with VVZwammerdam of Holland by sending two players over to partake in pre-season play. Brendan Quilici and Sean Connor who will be joining VV Zwammerdam at the end of January. Both players are listed as currently residing in Bellingham.
VVZwammerdam is a 350 member football club and sporting complex complete with two fields, a turf training pitch and clubhouse. VVZwammerdam is made up of seven senior men’s teams playing at various levels in the Dutch football pyramid, a women’s team and nine junior teams. The club was established in 1948 in the beautiful village of Zwammerdam, Netherlands.
Bellingham United Football Club is a premier semi-pro men’s soccer team based in Bellingham, Washington. The club plays in the Pacific Coast Soccer League based in British Columbia, Canada. All home matches of Bellingham United F.C. are played in Civic Stadium in Bellingham and the season runs from late April through late July.
“Playing soccer in another country at this high of a level has always been a dream of mine. Having the opportunity to step on the field and take my first touches in Europe will fulfill that lifelong goal–that is what I’m looking forward to most,” Connor tells the United club website.
“I’m most looking forward to getting back out on the pitch and seeing the style of play that teams in the Netherlands play with. I’m really interested in seeing the way a team in a different country train and the style of play they play with,” says Quilici.
The Zwammerdam official website announced the pair’s arrival recently.