Savannah United & Florida Elite Partnership

For Immediate Release
May 8, 2020

Melissa Yao Hille – or 912.398.2882
Chris Brunner – or 904.434.8528

Savannah United and Florida Elite Partner to Enhance Youth Soccer Program in the Southeast

Savannah, GA — Savannah United Soccer Academy and Florida Elite Soccer Academy have partnered together to enhance the youth soccer program in southeast Georgia and Florida. With similar philosophies, the two clubs will be able to share resources and have the opportunity to improve developmental programs as well as hold friendly yet competitive competitions within age groups.

Savannah United Executive Director Gary Wright is pleased about this strategic partnership with Florida Elite, “This is a tremendous opportunity for the two clubs to collaborate and work together to enhance our youth soccer program. With both clubs very professionally run and like-minded, we felt this partnership was a great fit. For Savannah United players to have the chance to work together with one of the most dynamic and progressive clubs in the country is a tremendous opportunity.”

Sean Bubb, Executive Director of Florida Elite Soccer Academy is also looking forward to this partnership, “We are excited about this partnership and the opportunities it will afford all of the players who are passionate and share our clubs’ philosophies of relentlessly pursuing excellence. Knowing the foundation that Gary has established in Savannah, we are looking forward to being able to share resources and developmental programs to enhance an already National leading structure,”

“One of the benefits to the partnership is it will bring the ECNL program to the players in Savannah and the surrounding areas. As a club, it will also allow Savannah United to be involved in this National Level program and this will give every player in the Savannah area a chance to play at the highest possible level,” said Gary Wright of Savannah United. “We have utmost respect for Sean and the Florida Elite program and are very excited about the times ahead.”

“This partnership is a perfect fit for us and allows us the ability to work with a club that shares a like-minded philosophy. We cannot wait to get started and taking the next steps to elevate both programs,” said Sean Bubb of Florida Elite.

With the emergence of competitive youth soccer, the collaborative partnership between Florida Elite and Savannah United sets both clubs up to be competitive at the highest possible level. The opportunities for partnerships are endless with the close proximity of Jacksonville and Savannah.

For more information or to schedule an interview please contact the following people:

Savannah: Melissa Yao Hille at or 912.398.2882
Jacksonville: Chris Bruner at or 904.434.8528


Florida Elite Soccer Academy pledges to be a Full-Service Soccer Organization dedicated to the growth and enrichment of its participating members.

Florida Elite provides development opportunities for players starting at a young age. A player-centric approach fosters individual confidence along with team success. These goals will be achieved through hard work, dedication and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

Savannah United will promote the growth of youth soccer in Savannah, Ga as well as surrounding communities of Whitemarsh Island, Wilmington Island, Tybee Island, Pooler, Bloomingdale, Richmond Hill and Effingham County by providing high-quality soccer programs, for players of all ages and ability levels.

Savannah United will strive to develop each and every participant’s soccer skills, character and self-esteem to his or her fullest potential in a safe, enjoyable, competitive atmosphere.