The newest club to commit to playing in the Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) is 1927 SC. Founded in March 1927, Fort Wayne Sport Club has one of the most storied histories of all soccer clubs in the OVPL region. With 1927 FWSC joining the OVPL, the Club returns to regional league competition which dates to their Ohio-Indiana Soccer League competitions which began in the 1950s.
Since their founding in 1927, FWSC sought for the promotion of soccer and their heritage, German Immigrants playing in the local Industrial leagues got together and formed the Sport Club. They began play in the National Soccer League with home games at International Harvester or General Electric fields. Four years later, 4-1/2 acres of land were purchased at their current location and the Fort Wayne Sport Club was born. Over ninety years later it is still home.
Fort Wayne Sport Club is located at 3102 Ardmore Avenue just south of Covington Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The complex features a club house, match field, and eight training fields.
"We have been looking for the right opportunity for our club to push up a level and give our players a more competitive playing opportunity while being economically responsible, and the OVPL does just that,” comments Dave Bennett, 1927 SC General Manager. “We are looking forward to developing some great intra-state rivalries and giving our club some great games to come out to watch."
About 1927 SC
The Fort Wayne Sport Club is comprised of two separate but related entities. The Fort Wayne Sport Club consists of the main club (or Social Club), and Fort Wayne Sport Club Youth Soccer.
The Social Club is a membership driven club which puts on cultural heritage events throughout the City of Fort Wayne and at the Club itself. The Social Club is also the parent entity to Adult Soccer, at all levels and is also a 501(c)6 organization.
Fort Wayne Sport Club Youth Soccer is a separate but related entity that governs all youth soccer activities at the Club including: Recreational Soccer, REC +, Travel Soccer, Player Development Academy and TOPSoccer. Youth Soccer is a 501(c)3 organization.
About the OVPL
The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) was created to operate a competitive soccer circuit offering the only adult amateur competition throughout the Ohio Valley (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) region. Player development is a central focus of the League, as the League strives to promote the region at a national level.
The OVPL seeks to grow the game of soccer in the region by providing a highly competitive soccer league for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. The League is sanctioned through US Club Soccer and provides access to competing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the nation’s longest running tournament.
About US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer will foster the growth and development of soccer clubs throughout the United States to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages in every club.