The new Western Washington Premier League Second Division (WWPL 2) kicks off April 24 and 25 with a match on each day. The Second Division is a mix of second teams and independent clubs. The long term goal is to fill the competition with strong contenders for promotion in the WWPL First Division.
“Everyone at the WWPL is very excited to finally launch our Second Division,” says League President Mitch James. “We had planned to launch in 2020 but Covid-19 put a hold on that.”
James is watching the growth of the league and at the same time monitoring how clubs are building their programs. “We are now moving in a positive direction when it comes to club standards and holding themselves accountable in a promotion and relegation system. Hopefully, the future brings a larger scale promotion and relegation system by adding more divisions within Washington State.”
The WWPL will feature independent clubs Northern Peninsula FC (Port Townsend), ISC Gunners (Issaquah) and Seattle Umoja FC along with second / reserve teams Nido Aguila Club America Seattle 2, Harbor Force 2, and Gala FC (MillCreek) – the second team of the Snohomish County FC Steelheads.
Earlier the WWPL announced that Sporting International FC would join the league in the Second Division. That club has chosen to leave and Harbor 2 has replaced them in the 2021 WWPL 2 Schedule.