WIKI: The Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA) is an amateur men’s soccer league in the U.S. state of Washington affiliated with the United States Adult Soccer Association. The league was established in 2013 and is contested by eight teams—five from Western Washington and three from Eastern Washington. The EPLWA regular season runs from April to July, with teams playing 14 matches each (playing each team in the league twice, home and away) totaling 56 matches in the season; the team with the best record in the single-table league is recognized as that season’s champion. The current champions are the Spokane Shadow, who won the 2015 season—their second title. The league is headquartered in Bellingham.
Three Evergreen Premier League clubs are now competing during the winter months in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL). It’s a chance to see new players, make new fans, and keep the club name out there for more of the year. For one of the clubs it is also where it all began.
Photos from the 2015 Evergreen Premier League season in a retro black and white slide show.
SEATTLE, WA— The 2016 Season Evergreen Premier League Annual General Meeting (photo gallery) was held Friday October 16, 2015 at The Ninety, near the offices of Seattle Sounders FC. Nineteen league owners / operators / officers attended and there were three special guests. The group voted to start the 2016 season the last week of April, Saturday the 30th and Sunday May 1st.
EPLWA President Peter Ostrovsky coordinated the meeting, which featured Zaw Pizza and tossed salad for lunch. Former Sounder great Roger Levesque dropped by to receive a plaque of thanks for the Sounders allowing the league use of their facilty. The EPLWA presented plaques to Mike Carter of Code Four Athletics and Shawn Norris of West Coast Goalkeeping in honor of their partnerships. Norris played a video West Coast made especially for the meeting.
Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA) Home Towns sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves is now a complete set of 8 with the addition of “#ShadowTime,” a look at the two-time defending league champion Spokane Shadow. The series came online between June and October 2015 to highlight EPLWA clubs, their towns, and to give a taste of the cultures growing behind the crests.
See all 8 episodes under the menu tab “Films.” Thanks to David Falk and goalWA.net for lovingly putting together these great videos, and to all of the people whose talents created the video clips and photos!
Bellingham United Football Club (Facebook / Twitter) of the Evergreen Premier Leaguecan boast of having great support. The Hammers are boosted by the BUFC Black & White Army (Facebook / Twitter) as well as Bellinghammers SC (Facebook / Twitter.)
In today’s goalWA.net Video Buzz feature Brandon Enyeart visits with the combined groups after a 2015 match at Civic Stadium.