Morris County Colonials, New Jersey’s only representative in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), are pleased to announce a change of name to Jersey Blues FC.
While the team has changed its name and logo, this year it will stick to its roots and wear the traditional maroon and white uniform.
Blues Football Club started in 2013, and now includes Jersey Blues, CT Blues, and NY Blues, all of which have men’s and women’s programs. The highest level Blues FC teams compete in the NPSL and WPSL with reserve and other teams playing in local leagues. The club also has hundreds of youth select players, training and playing in leagues and tournaments across the Northeast in the summer and winter.
Morris County Colonials joined the NPSL in 2008, and were the first northern New Jersey members of the league. Over the years the Colonials have consistently featured some of the top collegiate talent in the area, as well as professional players such as Chris Greatwich, the Philippines international.
“We are excited to announce the coming together of these two fine soccer organizations under one umbrella,” General Manager Ashley Wells stated. “This is an exciting and rare opportunity to have a full pyramid structured club for both men and women. There are few clubs that provide such an opportunity.”
Blues Football Club is an elite soccer program, with teams at the youth and adult levels, including the National Premier Soccer League and the Women’s Premier Soccer League. The club has teams in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, and includes the former Millburn Magic, Morris County Colonials, New Jersey Blaze, Jersey Select, and New York Freedom.
“This partnership makes sense for all parties,” said Colonials Head Coach Fred Wright, who will continue as head coach of the Blues. “The professionalism of the Blues organization, partnerships with Major League organizations, along with our history and talent pool, should help the Blues continue the finest traditions of the Colonials, and proudly represent the area in the National Premier Soccer League.”
Blues Football Club runs summer and winter select programs, a year-round training program, and a number of camps, none of which interfere with regular travel soccer play. They typically have over 1000 youth players playing for and training with Blues youth teams in the summer and winter.