The Oly Town Artesians open a new chapter in their history beginning with the 2019 Evergreen Premier League season and to kick things off, we unveiled our new kits and welcomed our new sponsors on Saturday, April 13th at Well 80 Brewhouse in Downtown Olympia. Thanks to Chris Pugh and Madrona Video for the video!
The Oly Town Artesians unveiled brand new kits on Saturday and welcomed Well 80 Artesian Brewing as their presenting partner for 2019 and beyond. The Artesians unveiled a new slate jersey and a new white jersey complete with Well 80 on the chest, new partners Jimmy John’s on the right sleeve, and another new partner, Hotel RL Olympia, on the right leg. As always, the jerseys feature the primary Artesians crest over the heart and our Austin Kelley memorial patch on the left sleeve. Red and black goalkeeper kits were also unveiled along with new training tops, presented by Jimmy John’s.
The jerseys were unveiled in front of players, supporters, families, and patrons at Well 80 in downtown Olympia. The announcement also included the unveiling of the Well Heads Supporters Club. Membership includes an authentic Artesians jersey with “Well Heads” on the back with the number 80, a new Well Heads supporters scarf, season tickets to all Artesians home games, 20 ounce Well Head pours at Well 80, and more. A $130 value for just $80. Click here to purchase.
The new Artesians kits will make their debut tomorrow, Sunday, April 14th during the Thurston County Derby against the Lacey Pocket Gophers. Another new partner, Cinco de Mayo Raspados, Fruit and More, will provide concessions. First kick at Black Hills High School in this preseason friendly is set for 2:00 PM.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians celebrated the life of Austin Kelley with the local soccer community on Saturday night and posted a 13-8 friendly win over the Oly Legends. Three Artesians scored two goals apiece and Austin’s brother, Emmett Kelley, scored a hat trick for the Legends in front of a big crowd at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College.
“It’s the most important night of the year,” said Artesians owner Tim Smith. “It’s a chance for the soccer community to remember Austin and for our club to recommit to who we are and the values we represent. Thank you to the Kelley family for being here, to HDR Inc. for their help in making this game happen, and to everybody that came out tonight.”
Sebastian Lyons, Nate Boatright and Collin Tate each recorded a brace for the Artesians squad and Eli Boatright, David Cook, Sasa Yodkerepauprai, Marcos Borja, Josh Dube and Mike Rancipher all chipped in with a goal. In addition to Emmett Kelley’s three goals, TJ O’Connor scored four times for the Legends and Collin LaBranche scored once.
That will wrap up the 2018-2019 Artesians indoor soccer season. Thank you to all the fans that came out, while the results on the field were not ideal, we had our best support and best crowds and had so much fun celebrating our fifth season. We now turn our focus to outdoor, with tryouts for the 2019 EPLWA squad coming up on March 16th and 17th at Black Hills High School.