The Nashville Soccer Supporters Trust has the support of local soccer and the community welfare at the heart of its mission, and in line with these core beliefs, the Trust presented Soccer for the Nations co-director Valair Shabilla with $200 check at the most recent board meeting.
Official meeting minutes from the Trust’s regularly scheduled meetings Nashville SC ownership and management.
The Nashville Soccer Supporters Trust kicked off its formal relationship with Nashville MLS chief executive officer Ian Ayre on Monday evening as members of the Nashville soccer community gathered with both Nashville SC and Nashville MLS ownership and management for its 2018 year-end meeting.
The start of the Nashville Soccer Club season may yet be weeks away, but that didn’t stop the Roadies from uniting the NSC supporter community to raise more than $1,300 for Soccer For The Nations during a special trivia event on Sunday evening at Neighbors Germantown.
One of the core tenets of the Nashville Soccer Supporters Trust is collaboration, and it is in this spirit that the Trust linked up with the Tennessee State Soccer Association to make a donation of soccer-related books valued at $1,800 last month.
Earlier this month, I sat down with Ian Ayre, the CEO of Nashville’s MLS club, and we discussed a wide variety of topics of interest to Nashville soccer fans. I wanted to take this time to relay some of the insights he shared with me.
The team slogan for Nashville SC is “Our Town. Our Club.” and while that is certainly true, the Boys in Gold also draw their fanbase from across the region as well as from the Middle Tennessee communities that surround Nashville. Matt Manning is one of those fans, and like many in the stands on a typical matchday at First Tennessee Park, he actually makes the trek up from Murfreesboro.
At first, Will Schultz wasn’t sure his dad would like it.
A nearly lifelong Nashvillian, Schultz was excited to become a Nashville Soccer Club fan following the announcement of the Music City’s new professional soccer team in 2016, and after sitting in the cold rain of Feb. 10's match against Atlanta United, his dad bought in as well and suddenly soccer became a part of the father-son duo’s regular sports calendar.
Few Nashville SC fans have seen the power of soccer first hand like Valair Shabilla. A native of Baghdad, Iraq, the Middle Tennessee State University graduate has found a home in Nashville and as well as a second family in the supporters’ end at First Tennessee Park, and after Tuesday night’s 4-0 win over Richmond, he was named Fan of the Match.