Astoria Knights FC


Great Performing Players Extends Sponsorship Agreement with Astoria Knights FC

Sponsor is Optimistic and Looks Forward to Upcoming Year
Published Apr 8, 2021

April 8th, 2021- Queens, N.Y. - Astoria Knights FC and Great Performing Players (GP Players) inked a sponsorship extension after months of negotiations and a lot of back and forth. After a poor showing from the club in the fall 2020 season. The deal is finally done!  This sponsorship not only covers the cost for quality low-income players to go overseas. It also would allow the club to offset seasonal expenses.


“Last season with COVID and all the ups and downs, we honestly should have just taken the season off. It was a poor decision for us the management to push on with the season. However, this sponsorship is critical to the club’s success. This club is the bridge between local amateur and professional play, for athletes who are less fortunate. Those who have the ability and skill to play overseas but just do not have the finances. This sponsorship allows us to give athletes an opportunity to be in the right environment to become professional athletes. It also serves as an opportunity to showcase the talent in our ranks, whilst promoting the AKFC brand.” said Darnell Olivere, Chairman and CEO of the AKFC organization.


Our goal at Astoria Knights FC is to provide the best opportunities for athletes to make the jump into the professional game. We believe that GP Players help us stay true to that mantra, as well as continue to put the players first!


“Great Performing Players is proud to return for another year as the Astoria Knights FC uniform sponsor. The club has recruited top-level international talent and trained all through the off-season to put themselves in what we think is the right position as far as preparation goes. The club and it’s ownership is very ambitious and we’re very excited to be a part of their ongoing growth and progress.” stated Gemal Powell, CEO at Great Performing Players.



The benefits of this sponsorship include.


  • Global brand reach for GP Players and sports marketing representation for AKFC Athletes. 
  • GP Players branding will occupy the rear of UPSL Home and Away Jerseys below the number.
  • GP Players will be doing our player stats and building the player's CV and highlight reels.



About Great Performing Players: A sports entertainment agency that specializes in player marketing for players in the United States and overseas. They also provide additional services such as representation, highlight creation, and build player resumes.




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About Astoria Knights FC: A semi-professional soccer team in New York. The team is a member of the United Premier Soccer League and was the division runner-up in Spring 2019. Astoria Knights FC is a pro-development club with connections to professional teams and professional soccer leagues across the globe.



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