The South Sound FC was one of the founding members of the EPLWA and we looked forward to the high level competition it will brought to our state. We have seen much interest in this league and a lot of desire to participate both from the clubs and the players in the area. EPLWA’s inaugural year ran from May-July.
We ran a team during the two seasons prior to the start of EPLWA without an organized league. We worked to set up games in preparation for the U23 USASA regional competition and to build our club for this level of player. Our teams played in the national championship tournament for U23s both in 2012 and 2013. The ideas that formulated this league came from the lack of regional competition at this level and the need for it. We were excited to continue our quest to develop players. We will continue to focus on the U23 age group as we see relevance to what the PDL is doing and we believe we can support it well. We intend however to also keep older players to build competition and for leadership purposes.
We have a lot of work to do and are always interested in speaking with any groups when it comes to organizing supporter groups, sponsorship and community outreach specialists and film/photography interns. Any interested parties should email John Crouch at firstname.lastname@example.org.