Gulf States Premier League welcomes new clubs for 2022-23 season

CHARLESTON, S.C. (July 25, 2022) – The Gulf States Premier League, a founding member league since the National Premier Leagues (NPL)inception in 2011, is welcoming two new clubs next season: Tupelo FC (MS) and Union 10 (AL).

The Gulf States Premier League spans Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. League members are organized through a handful of play dates, showcase and Final Four.

AFC Mobile (AL)

Hattiesburg FC (MS)

Baton Rouge SC (LA)

Louisiana Fire Juniors (LA)

Cajun Rush (LA)

Mississippi Brilla Juniors (MS)

Coastal Rush (FL)

Mississippi Rush (MS)

Germantown Legends (TN)

Tupelo FC (MS)

Gulf Coast United FC (MS)

Union 10 (AL)

Gulf States Premier League members enjoy a league-based championship pathway to the annual NPL postseason, where qualifiers from all NPL member leagues throughout the country compete for National Premier Leagues titles.

The 2022-23 NPL season is expected to be one of the best in league history due to new growth – evidenced by new member leagues VPSL and Soccer Alliance of Arizona – and expanded resources, such as health and safety initiatives and coaching education opportunities. The Gulf States Premier League is growing alongside the nationwide NPL platform, as it leverages these opportunities to its members.

“We have been searching for a league that can provide our teams with consistent and challenging games to enhance our games program,” said Jordon Beedle, Tupelo FC Director of Coaching. “The Gulf States Premier League gives us that, plus the opportunity for national advancement each year. Competing with some of the best clubs in the region will provide our players and coaches with a great development platform.”

“Union 10 FC, Mobile Bay’s newly formed club, is extremely excited to announce the acceptance into the NPL’s Gulf States Premier League,” said Kevin de Lange, Union 10 FC Director of Coaching. “One of our club’s primary goals is to create the highest possible platform for soccer in the Baldwin and Mobile County area. We believe this league will give our players exactly the level of play we are looking for to challenge our players.”


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