NY Hamptons ready to roll in the AISL
NEW YORK, NEW YORK- American Indoor Soccer League commissioner Paul LaPointe announced today that the league has granted an expansion franchise for New York metropolitan area, starting with the 2006-07 season.
The new entity, the NY Hamptons, will be owned and operated by Cornerkick International www.cornerkick.com. Cornerkick President and founder Frank E. Cuzzi, a leader in the sports marketing business for over thirty years. Cuzzi was the driving force behind the corporate marketing efforts of both the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League. He was also involved with the corporate sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup 1994 official magazine.
“Obviously, this is one of the biggest days in the history of the American Indoor Soccer League,” said LaPointe. “New York is a huge market with unlimited potential, and we as a league are thrilled to the ones bringing professional indoor soccer back to the ‘Big Apple' for the first time in almost twenty years.”
“The reputation, contacts, and marketing know-how of a Frank Cuzzi can not be duplicated, and will be a huge boost to the AISL's image and drive to take it's place on the professional sports stage.”
“We are very happy to be involved in a league that has the right ingredients for professional indoor soccer team owners. The NY Hamptons will become a role model for the AISL, and I will work hard to build a solid league for the future. I look forward to working with Commissioner Paul LaPointe and the other AISL member clubs to bring the league to even a higher level,” said Cuzzi.
The NY Hamptons will announce their selected venue next month. The team is currently looking for players and Cuzzi said all interested soccer players should contact the front office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in its third season, the American Indoor Soccer League has offices in West Springfield, MA (Administrative) and Cleveland, OH (Media Relations). For more information on the AISL, contact Commissioner Paul LaPointe at (413) 569-0088 or director of media relations Rich Paschette at (216) 741-4144. Information on the league can also be found on the AISL's official website, www.aisl.org.
Frank Cuzzi – Owner and President
Fernando Gomes – Head coach and Director of Operations
Andreas Lindberg – General Manager
Ozgur Surmen – Assistant coach
John Ciofalo – Creative Director
Linda Grant – Computer creator
David O'Byrne – Accountant Executive
Amanda Seifert – Office Manager
Jeanie Johnson – President, Printhampton & local press relations.