Thursday, August 18, 2011

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Hires Rob Brown as Communications Manager

Plymouth Meeting, PA -- August 18, 2011 – Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer today announced that Rob Brown has joined the organization as Communications Manager.

“Rob Brown is someone who has a strong background and knowledge of our organization as well as our sport, and in his new role he will help Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer effectively communicate our passion for soccer and our mission in the development of our youth soccer players, through our website and our other Internet and e-mail channels, as well as through our outreach to the community,” said Chris Branscome, Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer.

Brown will oversee the continued growth of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer website (, as well as the editorial content of the association’s quarterly magazine “Touchline” He is also responsible for messaging through a diverse group of media and online channels including video, print, online, social media and e-mail. Brown’s task is communicating with players, parents, coaches, referees and other Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer constituents, as well as external media outlets and Philadelphia area partners including the Philadelphia Union and Philadelphia Independence.

Previously the General Manager of Suburban Sports Training Center (Conshohocken, PA), Brown directed the center’s sales and marketing efforts, as well as member communications programs. Earlier, he was a Support Analyst with Advantzware, Inc., providing client support and project management for this local software developer. On the soccer side, Brown was the Director of Marketing as well as Newtown (PA) League Director for Philadelphia Super F League, was the Sports Director of the BucksMont Indoor Sports Center, and the Marketing Director of Mid-Atlantic Premier Soccer. He also owned a website design firm, SportsFit Web Services, from 2004 through 2007.

Brown was on the organizing committee for this past summer’s US Youth Soccer Region I Championships in Lancaster, PA. He was head coach and trainer of FC Bucks United ’93 Boys Premier soccer team from 2004 through 2008, and was the goalkeeper coach for Arcadia University’s women’s soccer team from 2003 through 2007. Brown received his associate’s degree in Sports Management from Bucks County Community College and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Strayer University.

About Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer:
Since 1972, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer has worked throughout Eastern Pennsylvania to promote, foster and perpetuate the game of soccer to the region's youth. Through competitions, educational programs, workshops and coaching clinics, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer impacts the lives of more than 130,000 youth soccer players from ages five to 19. Additional information is available at

Media Contacts:
Jim DeLorenzo, Jim DeLorenzo Public Relations, 215-564-1122,
Rob Brown, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, 610-238-9966,