West Coast Rangers pair head to Canada as part of international club partnership

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Two up-and-coming teenage players will train in Canada as part of an international club partnership between West Coast Rangers and a Vancouver club.

Emily Lyon (16) and Luci Hollister (16) have been playing for Rangers in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League and the pair turned out for Northern Rovers in October’s National Youth League.

Photo: Lyon (left) and Hollister. Photo: West Coast Rangers Facebook.

The pair will train and play with Fusion FC, a club that specialises in young player development with more than 1,000 players aged 6-18.

Announcing the move, Rangers say Lyon and Hollister will represent Fusion at a prestigious tournament in San Diego, United States, that is traditionally attended by about 500 US college coaches.

The end-of-November Surf College Cup tournament is a nationally-recognised premier tournament for boys and girls aged 15-19.

“We’re sure the girls will have a fantastic experience and look forward to hearing updates on how they get on whilst in North America,” the club said in a social media post.

Update: Fusion win tournament

West Coast Rangers have updated the progress by Lyon and Hollister, saying they were selected for the Fusion side which went on to win the Surf College Cup tournament.
The Fusion XI beat San Francisco’s Burlingame Soccer Club 3-1 in the quarter-finals before beating Phoenix Rising FC of Arizona 1-0 in the semi-finals.
In the final, they beat Dragons FC of Seattle 3-1 win, with Lyons scoring, with an assist by Hollester, and being awarded the Player of the Game award.

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