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NWSL’s partnership with Voyager includes player cryptocurrency accounts

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The NWSL announced Tuesday a multi-year partnership with Voyager, a cryptocurrency broker and platform, making the company the NWSL’s first-ever cryptocurrency brokerage partner.

“We are extremely proud to partner with the NWSL, specifically to help the league grow and provide its players with crypto education and direct financial support, paid in crypto,” said Steve Ehrlich, CEO, and co-founder of Voyager, in a release. “We believe strongly in the future of these players and this league, and we can’t wait to get started.”

Part of the partnership will include Voyager’s investment in funding individual crypto accounts for each rostered player in the NWSL. In addition to the financial support, players will also receive crypto education and rewards.

Under the NWSL players’ fund, established by Voyager, each player will be eligible to receive an equal portion of funds deposited into an account accessible via the Voyager app. Financial education will also be provided to help players develop long-term strategies for financial growth.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Voyager to the NWSL’s growing list of partners, each of whom offers our clubs and players crucial support as we continue to build a league where the world’s best players compete,” said Marla Messing, NWSL interim CEO. “Voyager’s investment in the league is especially innovative because we’ve collectively designed the partnership to include direct financial resources for every one of our players, as well as education on the revolutionary changes underway in digital assets.”

Additionally, a NWSL Voyager Player Ambassador roster will be formed, featuring one player from every team in the league. As part of the roster, the players will attend educational appearances, create content and work with their teammates to help manage their Voyager accounts.

The league is currently in the process of expanding to 12 teams, with the expansion draft looming and teams making moves ahead of this week’s two drafts — the expansion draft Thursday and the college draft Saturday.

Read JWS’ mock expansion draft and see the list of every college player available.