KC Current unveils naming rights sponsor of training centre

November 29 – NWSL side Kansas City Current has announced The University of Kansas Health System as the club’s Official Healthcare Provider, effective at the start of the 2024 season.

As part of the agreement, Kansas City Current training facility in Riverside, Missouri, which became first purpose-built training complex for a women’s professional sports team in the United States upon completion last year, will now be named The University of Kansas Health System Training Centre.

The $18 million training complex includes two grass pitches and multiple artificial turf fields with more than 17,000 square feet. Meticulously designed, the layout is focused on all aspects of player health including training (elite weight, cardio and recovery assets) and nutritional (high performance chef, locally sourced menus). On top of this, The Current had the impressive complex designed by Generator Studio and built by Monarch Build, a female-owned construction firm.

“We are thrilled to partner with The University of Kansas Health System,” said Current co-owners Angie and Chris Long.

“As one of the leaders nationally in working with elite athletes, the health system is a tremendous fit for the Kansas City Current as we continue our organisation’s quest to build the best women’s soccer club in the world. Most specifically, the health system shares our philosophy which focuses on being player-first and importantly, the health system has an incredibly deep level of expertise in every layer of health care that our players need to excel.”

“The Current’s focus on women’s sports aligns with the health system’s priority of providing specialised care for female athletes,” said Tammy Peterman, President of the Kansas City Division.

“We launched our Female Athlete Program in 2022, because we understand the unique concerns and injuries affecting female athletes differently from their male counterparts. Those concerns range from physical, nutritional, physiological to psychological needs.”

The club made the statement signing of Kansas resident and former USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski in October which reunited the decorated coach with goalkeeper Adrianna ‘AD’ Franch, defender Hailie Mace and forward Lynn Williams who were all part of his World Cup squad.

Andonovski has twice won the NWSL coach of the year, and will hope to improve the fortunes of his hometown team in the new year, as he inherits a side who finished the 2023 season second from bottom, five points off of a playoff position.

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