Twin City Union have made the local paper. Here’s the beginning of a feature in The Chronicle by Matt Baide.
Lewis County has a wealth of talent in a variety of sports, most prominently on the baseball and softball fields. Women’s soccer is one sport that might get overlooked — until now.
Twin City Union FC was established earlier this year, and will play in the Northwest Premier League, an elite amateur women’s soccer conference featuring teams from around the state.
Team Chairman Henry Gallanger and Director of Coaching Horst Malunat established the team with some help. The soccer coaches throughout the area got together to brainstorm ideas for help in developing local soccer talent.
“We were in the process of having this conversation when I received an email saying ‘we’re making a women’s league,’” Gallanger said. “We had already been talking about doing club stuff and so I brought it into the meeting and asked if we wanted to look into this. And the overall conversation was ‘let’s take it and see how far it will go.’”
And Twin City Union FC was born. While the team will try to compete and win the NWPL, the goal of helping develop local girls and women’s soccer talent throughout the area is the main priority.