New Jersey Youth Soccer Wednesday announced its partnership with Bownet Sports, a portable sports net, goal and training system.

NJ Youth Soccer will become a member of the Bownet affiliate program, which will provide discounts and additional benefits to member clubs of NJ Youth Soccer.

“We are very excited to enter into this partnership with Bownet Sports,” NJ Youth Soccer executive director Evan Dabby said in a statement. “We are always looking to align ourselves with the proper partners for our brand while also seeking relationships that will benefit members who play under the NJ Youth Soccer banner. This partnership with Bownet Sports is one that clearly checks off both of those aspirations.”

Bownet’s Energy Absorption System (EAS) is the key to its design, which includes a “Bow-in-the-Poles” construction for fast setup. The durability of their products makes them transportable and available for use in any environment.

“New Jersey Youth Soccer has made a significant investment in designing a stronger, smarter, better organization, and we are delighted to play role in their future,” Bownet CEO Jack Lucas said in a press release.

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