SUSA Academy, Town of Islip Officials Break Ground for Central Islip Sports Complex

October 17th, 2017 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by representatives of the SUSA Academy, Islip Town Board members, Town officials, and local and state officials, at a groundbreaking ceremony marking SUSA’s plans for the development of Phase 1 of the new “SUSA Sports Complex.”

The sports facility project was recently acquired by SUSA Academy and will be the central hub for SUSA’s Long Island soccer operations. Phase 1 of the current project will consist of four outdoor lighted artificial turf fields, a facility field house, including locker rooms, office space, classroom space, trainers' room, and facility restrooms. The venue will also include an amenity area that will house an entry plaza, athletes square, food court, multipurpose event court, shade structures and a children’s playground.

“The Town of Islip is delighted to welcome SUSA to its vibrant business community. This is a win, win for the Town of Islip and for soccer players and enthusiasts all over Suffolk County and Long Island, who’ll now have the opportunity to train and develop their skills in a state-of-the-art sports complex, right here in the Town of Islip,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

“This is a dream come true for the Town of Islip and for SUSA, and one that has been nearly a decade in the making,” said Town Councilman Steve Flotteron. “I am so very proud to see that our hard work and commitment to this important project has finally come to fruition. This SUSA Academy complex will be a tremendous asset to the community, and will bring another level of athletic expertise to the residents of the Town, and to Long Island as a whole,” said Councilman Flotteron.

SUSA Soccer ownership anticipates that the development of this new Central Islip location will expand its reach, and assist in its support efforts of local youth soccer community clubs and its player pools, adding an additional level of progression for those players looking to reach the pinnacle of youth soccer. In addition, SUSA will be partnering with the local community to bring multiple programming initiatives focused on the enrichment of the children of the local community in addition to helping local clubs expand their memberships. SUSA representatives anticipate playing on the new fields by the second half of 2018.

"The addition of our new Central Islip location is a major stepping stone for SUSA Soccer and youth sports on Long Island. We continue to do things differently by providing significant infrastructure for our players, teams and alliance clubs. We will continue to work hand-in-hand with established community clubs in order to create a true pathway for player development on Long Island through SUSA Soccer. Our vision is to create an elite platform for player development with state-of-the-art facilities across Long Island with an accredited and dedicated coaching staff. We continue to be VERY excited about the future of soccer on Long Island,” said Moussa Sy, President and Director of Coaching, SUSA Soccer.

"Whether a novice or an experienced soccer player, the SUSA Complex will provide instruction and recreation for children and young adults, who love the game of soccer," said Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. "This is an invaluable addition to the Town of Islip," he said.

"It's a great day when companies invest in Islip. Today is one of those days. Congratulations to SUSA Academy," said Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen.

The new SUSA Sports Complex will be located on the corner of DPW Drive and Carleton Ave. in Central Islip


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