Wellesley United Soccer Club are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Leyton Orient Football Club.
“We are delighted to be working with a club with such a rich tradition” WUSC General Manager, Chris Howard commented. “Being a local lad from London and having Orient as my second team growing up it was an easy decision to work with them.”
“We see a lot of similarities between our program, and the methodology that Orient have in their youth system. We are very excited to see where this partnership can go.”
Over the next few weeks WUSC will be updating regular content from Leyton Orient as they continue to work their way back into the Football League. The informaton below and links to the right provide a great insight into Leyton Orient Football Club.
We're Leyton Orient Football Club and we are extremely proud to be the new sponsors of Wellesley United Soccer Club and hope you'll follow our own fortunes too as we look to rise up the leagues again.
Based in London (we're actually the capital's second oldest soccer club!) in one of the most vibrant and exciting areas, we currently play in the National League in England. We've had some amazing moments over the years including a season in the top flight of English soccer, scoring a dramatic late equaliser against Arsenal in the FA Cup in 2011 and playing at the iconic Wembley Stadium just three years ago taking part in a heart-breaking loss on penalties.
We play at the Matchroom Stadium on Brisbane Road, located in East London and our historic ground is unique in that it also has flats built in each corner so you’ll often spot people out on their balconies enjoying the game!
We've been through some real tough times in recent years but we're on the way back up, and now we even have one of Wellesley's own coaches and lifelong Orient fan, Nigel Travis, as our Chairman!
It promises to be an exciting time to be a fan of “The O’s” (that’s our nickname) with many experienced players signed this summer to complement our fantastic younger squad members.
With a loyal fanbase who travel to support us up and down the country, we hope that you'll also follow us by reading our regular updates here on Wellesley's website as well as soon having the opportunity to watch the matches via live streaming!