The Shreveport Rafters FC (Shreveport, LA) joined the National Premier Soccer League as an expansion team in 2016. The club competes in the South Region’s South Central Conference.
Shreveport Rafters FC was created from the desire by Shreveport-based innovators to bring quality and competitive match play to Northwest Louisiana. The club’s philosophy develops talented players in the Shreveport/Bossier area to compete at the highest level of the sport of soccer.
The club is led by co-owners Will and Jim Broyles. Will has a background in various private equity businesses, including sports and entertainment promotions, documentary film making and television production. Jim has a financial background in banking and private equity management. The track record of successful promotions in the area and a great love and affinity for our hometown was a recipe to experiment with soccer in an area that had never successfully supported many teams for a long period of time.
The Rafters FC boasts a young, but excited fan base and an exciting future along the Red River in Northwest Louisiana.