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Napa Valley 1839 F.C. 2020 Season Begins, Announces New Coach

By Napa Valley 1839 F.C, 02/05/20, 12:15PM PST


Napa, Calif. (February 5, 2020) - Napa Valley 1839 F.C., are excited to announce that Mark Corbett will be joining the club as head coach of the men’s team effective immediately. Corbett, a UEFA A licensed coach, has a BSc Degree in Football Coaching, Development and Administration. With over 10 years of experience developing academy players at Portsmouth F.C., he has also coached at Chelsea F.C. and MLS Camps.

Prior to joining 1839, Mark has been both a player - including representing the England National Team at Beach Soccer - and a coach with managerial experiences in senior semi-professional soccer in England for over 15 years. Corbett will not only be taking on this role as Head Coach, but he will also be head of Napa United Girls Development and will be responsible for oversight of all areas within the girls soccer program for club and academy programs.

“We are thrilled to have Mark  join our 1839 F.C. family. Based on his accomplishments as a player and a coach, and being schooled in European futbol, Mark will absolutely motivate, challenge, and inspire our players. We’re confident that the combination of his coaching skills and our tenacity will translate to an exciting brand of soccer both to play and to watch,” commented Team Co-owner Arik Housely. Napa Valley 1839 F.C. ownership and management also acknowledge and thank prior coach, Rogelio Ochoa, and look forward to working with him again in the future. “His commitments to the Napa Valley College have to remain his first priority, and we respect that commitment,” stated Housley. 

The season kicks off February 29th (away game) with the first home game on Sunday, March 8th at 5:00 P.M. against Project 510 from Oakland, CA. All games are played at Dodd Stadium, Justin Siena High School, 4026 Maher Street. Season Passes are available for a promotional price of $39, and game day tickets are $10. For more information and tickets, visit NapaValley1839.com

About Napa Valley 1839 F.C

Napa Valley 1839 F.C. is part of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). NPSL players have gone on to sign professional contracts with MLS teams, European clubs, and also play for their respective national teams. The mission of Napa Valley 1839 FC is to provide a family fun evening entertainment which is soccer centric.  Contact: Rebecca Kotch | 707.278.8377 | GM@NapaValley1839.com