August 16th, 2021– The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce an affiliation with the Midwest Premier League (MWPL). The WPASL will become the first feeder league into the MWPL system.
The affiliation shows the common values between the two leagues as being club-focused, having a commitment to independent soccer and the open system, as well as advocating for an affordable and sustainable model. From the start, the leagues will share best business practices and help build independent soccer in the Midwest.
From an operations standpoint, WPASL will continue to have its independence when it comes to day-to-day operations of the league, including scheduling, competition format, disciplinary actions, etc. The WPASL board will also work with the MWPL board as a resource for any league matters and future league plans.
Throughout the five-year initial term of the agreement, the MWPL and WPASL will work together to develop clubs and players within Wisconsin. Wisconsin-based clubs within the MWPL will be encouraged to field reserve/development teams within the WPASL if needed, as well as potentially combining try-outs of clubs within the two leagues.
MWPL Commissioner, Andy Hayes, said: “It’s exciting to be affiliated with a league aiming to grow soccer in Northwestern Wisconsin and build a relationship to work on best business practices for independent amateur soccer in the Midwest. WPASL is an exciting upstart league and one we believe shares our same values. We’re so excited to be part of this affiliation and look forward to 2022 and beyond!”.
WPASL President, Kaden Bergman, added: “This is a fantastic step in the right direction for our league. The MWPL has done a great job of creating a platform for soccer clubs to grow in the Midwest and we’re excited to be the first league to become a part of the growth. Our league continues to expand and this affiliation will help our current and prospective member clubs to work towards a sustainable, successful future in a model that works superbly for both entities.”
To officially signal the partnership, representatives from the WPASL board will be invited to the MWPL post-season AGM, which will happen later this Fall. More details to come.
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