The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are excited to announce that the elite adult men’s soccer club has been accepted into the Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) starting with the 2019 season.
“It’s the next step in our development as a club,” says SnoCo FC General Manager David Falk. “It’s a stage for our local players to perform at a higher level and for Snohomish County soccer fans to show their support for the Steelheads.”
Snohomish County FC was founded in 2017 and has played two years of friendlies against college teams and clubs from both the Evergreen Premier League and the WWPL. Now the Steelheads will build momentum with what is expected to be a 10-match season of 5 home and 5 away contests in 2019 in a league full of college level players and local hometown soccer stars. The club will later announce a home venue for their league matches.
To have another professional team, Snohomish County FC Steelheads, to call Snohomish County is exciting!” states Tammy Dunn, Sports Development Director of the Snohomish County Sports Commission. “The sports commission is looking forward to welcoming the WWPL teams to Snohomish County and working with the Steelheads in 2019.”
The Western Washington Premier League was founded in 2018 by 7 original member clubs spread out as far south as Centralia and as far west as Aberdeen. Kirkland FC recently won the first WWPL Championship. Other current clubs are Grays Harbor Gulls FC (Aberdeen), Tacoma Narrows FC, Harbor Force (Gig Harbor), Issaquah SC Gunners, Federal Way FC, Twin City Union (Centralia) and Lacey Pocket Gophers. These clubs will be bringing players and supporters into Snohomish County during the WWPL season.
The Steelheads roster over the past two seasons has featured talented adult players from all over Snohomish County and from many successful youth, high school and college programs. This season the Steelheads player pool included graduates of 17 different Snohomish County High Schools. The club will announce WWPL Open Tryout dates in spring 2019.
Steelheads news and updates are available online at @snocofc on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and on the club’s official website, www.SnoCoFC.com.
For more information, contact David Falk, General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Snohomish County Sports Commission: The Snohomish County Sports Commission (SCSC) was formed in 2005 as the sports division of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. The SCSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is a non-profit economic development agency responsible for the year-round professional tourism marketing of Snohomish County, Washington as a visitor destination to packaged travel, convention, special events, and sporting groups as well as leisure travelers. For more information, visit www.snocosports.org.