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New England Impact NPL announces league additions for 2021-22 season

By US Club Soccer, 05/06/21, 2:45PM EDT

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The New England Impact NPL will head into its second season competing in the National Premier Leagues with an expanded membership. The league is welcoming two clubs: FC Boston Bolts West and FC Stars, which will field U-13 through U-18/19 girls teams, beginning with the 2021-22 season.

“The founding members of the Impact NPL have worked very hard to build a competitive environment while offering a unique event and programming platform that guides and prepares players for the collegiate experience, “said Mike Kersker, New England Impact NPL President. “We are extremely excited that in such a short period of time we have attracted the interest of other like-minded clubs in the region and look forward to welcoming FC Bost Bolts West and FC Stars, two highly regarded clubs both regionally and nationally, in the fall of 2021.”

New England Impact NPL girls member clubs span Massachusetts and Rhode Island:

In addition to the league’s on-field success, 50 percent of its member clubs have been accepted as Players First-licensed clubs: BEST FC, Bayside FC, FC Boston Bolts West and FC Stars.“The New England Impact NPL has impressed competitors since the day the league was announced only a short time ago,” said Leo Garcia, US Club Soccer’s VP of Competitions and NPL General Manager. “The interest the league has received speaks to the quality of clubs and competition, and we look forward to watching these teams compete at the national level.” 

Clubs interested in learning more about the New England Impact NPL, please contact Tom Phillips at tphillips.ltmc@gmail.com.

Quotes from new member clubs:

  • Mark Gillon, FC Boston Bolts West Regional Director: "Bolts West are delighted to be joining the Impact NPL and be in position to provide a highly competitive and developmentally appropriate platform for our female players working in collaboration with other like-minded partner clubs. This is an exciting initiative for the club and the players in our region, which highlights our dedication to supporting high level opportunities for our female players.”
  • David Baker, FC Stars Central Girls Regional Director: “FC Stars is thrilled to be joining some of the strongest clubs in New England in the Impact NPL league. The NPL platform provides unique opportunities for players to further their development and we are delights by this next step for our Central Girls team. We are very excited and looking forward to the 2021-22 season!”

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