BREMERTON, WA— The Northwest Premier League today announces its first member club as the Olympic Force of Bremerton are joining the women’s soccer league as a founding club in the inaugural 2016 season.
“We are excited to join the Northwest Premier League in part because it means a chance for players in West Sound to continue playing high quality soccer at the statewide level,” says Olympic Force owner Bill Wright. “We will be the home side for players all around the Olympic Peninsula, welcoming them home from college, helping them step up from High School, giving former professionals a place to play as they settle in to our communities.”
Wright and General Manager Micah McMonagle are organizing the NWPL after Olympic competed in 2015 in the Northwest Division of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL.) The Northwest Premier League is focused on local soccer and building sustainable clubs and supportive communities.
“From day one here with the Force and further with the Olympic Sports Center, we have followed a path of trying to benefit all in the community,” says General Manager Micah McMonagle. “The creation of the indoor team (men) was to allow those players a way to continue playing at that level when the Pumas halted their indoor program. The creation of the men’s and women’s outdoor teams were to fill similar voids for that level of play in and around our community. I am excited about the NWPL because it is from that same mindset. Creating a league that fills a void that benefits the local communities. This league is driven by what is best for the teams and their players and communities.”
The Northwest Premier League will be announcing other member clubs in the coming days. League progress can be followed on the official NWPL website at www.NorthwestPremierLeague.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/NWPLsoccer and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NWPremierLeague.
The NWPL is an elite, amateur, highly competitive women’s soccer league for players, coaches, families and fans around the state of Washington to come together through the sport of soccer. Players and coaches can enhance their skills in the NWPL during the summer break from college. Families and fans can cheer their local stars.