STATESBORO, Ga. - South Georgia Tormenta FC has announced today it will host eight high-quality players on trial this summer following the cancellation of Tormenta FC 2’s USL League Two regular season. All eight trialists, having tested negative for COVID-19, will join the first team in training once the moratorium is lifted and will continue to abide by the Health and Wellness Protocols outlined by USL League One.
After announcing intention to play regional rivals in exhibition matches throughout the summer of 2020, Tormenta FC 2 will not compete in competitive matches this year.
“We have a model here that needs young talent from our academy and our USL League Two squad pushing through each year,” TFC 2 Head Coach Ian Cameron said. “Of course, we’ve had to adapt this summer, but we found a solution that serves the bigger purpose still.”
Tormenta FC fans and followers will recognize names such as Adrian Billhardt, Sawyer Gaffney, Craig Mccall and Daniel Strachan, who helped Tormenta FC 2 win Deep South Division and Southern Conference titles in 2019, while new prospects join them in an effort to earn a professional contract.
“The eight players we’ve invited in will improve our training environment and reciprocally provides them with a foundation to get better,” Cameron added. “Outside competition needs to be sacrificed to achieve our internal goals, but this is no problem, as our players and staff are in a focused frame of mind.”
Tormenta FC continues to prepare for the start of the 2020 regular season, which will kick off on July 18, pending state regulations. Additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and health protocols will be released in the coming weeks. While preparing to return to play, Tormenta FC will be following all local and state public health guidelines to prioritize the health and safety of its guests in Erk Russell Park.
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