SEATTLE, WA — West Coast Goalkeeping is the latest soccer-related business to officially partner with the Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA). This summer goalkeepers defending nets in Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima and all over the new league will have the opportunity to do so wearing the latest gloves from the growing Seattle company, just like ‘keepers across America and in Europe do.
“EPLWA ‘keepers can choose from any of the West Coast Goalkeeping line to wear,” says founder Shawn Norris. “Most gloves you buy at the store are replicas of what the professionals wear. We are one of the very few companies that gives our customers the identical glove our pros wear. So Evergreen Premier League goalkeepers will be wearing the exact same gloves MLS, Skybet Championship, Scottish Premiere League and other keepers wear!”
The company will supply gear for the goalkeeping needs of EPLWA clubs. Further, West Coast Goalkeeping isn’t just an official partner of the Evergreen Premier League, they are also fans.
“The idea of the EPLWA reminds us very much of what we see in England today,” says Norris. “Everyone has their favorite big club (Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool), but they all have local clubs that they support and go to see and have talent from the local community that play for them and compete against other communities. The EPLWA will give communities a club to rally around and it will ultimately grow a stronger culture of soccer.”
West Coast Goalkeeping is quickly becoming a soccer brand to watch. “Currently we have over twenty professional players wearing our gloves in many different leagues throughout the world,” Norris says. “We entered last season with Luis Soffner, the second ‘keeper taken in the MLS draft, and this season we will be announcing several new MLS keepers that will be wearing West Coast Goalkeeping. In fact they have been wearing West Coast all off-season and training in our products!”
In the recent NASL Soccer Bowl both the Atlanta Silverbacks’ Eric Ati and New York Cosmos’ Jimmy Maurer wore West Coast Goalkeeping gloves.
“Our gloves have been worn in FA Cup matches this season and currently in the final sixteen of the FA Vase in England. We have a very large following in Scotland and Ireland as well with three pros in each country and have been worn in matches against Celtic and Rangers.”
West Coast Goalkeeping joins Ruffneck Scarves and goalWA.net as soccer-related official partners of the EPLWA. Businesses interested in the league can make contact via email at: EPLWA2014@gmail.com.
About the EPLWA
The Evergreen Premier League is an elite adult men’s soccer league for college and post-college age players to feature their skills on hometown clubs throughout the state of Washington. The league’s mission is to cultivate “football club” culture while providing opportunities for coaches, owners, supporters, players and towns to enjoy the sport and all of the community-building it can bring. The EPLWA is affiliated with the Washington State Adult Soccer Association, the United States Adult Soccer Association, US Soccer and FIFA.
The EPLWA (pronounced E-P-L ‘wah’) will kick off in May 2014 with its debut season in these Washington cities: Bellingham United FC (Bellingham), South Sound FC (Tacoma), Wenatchee United FC (Wenatchee), Seattle Stars FC (Tukwila), WestSound FC (Silverdale), Spokane Shadow (Spokane), Vancouver Victory FC (Vancouver, WA) and Yakima United FC (Yakima).
Visit the Evergreen Premier League online at: www.EPLWA.com
OFFICIAL GOALKEEPER GEAR PARTNER of the EPLWA: www.WestCoastGoalkeeping.com
OFFICIAL SOCCER SCARVES PARTNER of the EPLWA: www.RuffneckScarves.com
OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER of the EPLWA: www.goalWA.net