An open letter from Grand Rapids Football Club Founder Matt Roberts:
On behalf of everyone at Grand Rapids Football Club, we would like to express our deepest appreciation and thanks to the supporters and fans that made our 2015 inaugural season such a smashing success. We are extremely proud that our community finally has a team of its own that is getting recognized in national soccer publicati…ons, Major League Soccer articles, and the social media sites of former US Soccer stars Landon Donovan and Alexi Lalas. It has truly been an incredible summer for soccer in West Michigan, and after a few weeks away, we are extremely excited to get back to work to make 2016 even better than our first season.
We also want to thank the many individuals and groups who helped us this past summer. From the coaching staff, players, interns, website administrators, game day operations staff, social media coordinators, and many more (there are too many to name but you know who you are), please know you are very much appreciated and we wouldn’t have been able to pull this off without you.
We want to let everyone know that we are currently working on the membership package for 2016, speaking to top collegiate players about competing for us next summer, working to expand the Great Lakes Premier League so other cities can have teams of their own, contacting potential regional and local sponsors, and planning diligently with our supporters group so we can give all of our fans a better game day experience next year.
Once again, from all of us at GRFC, thank you for making 2015 such a memorable season, and we hope to see all of you again next summer!
One City, One Club!
Yours in soccer,
Founder – Grand Rapids Football Club