An Opportunity For All Kids

When the Canadian Premier League released their video story back in April, a few of us were intrigued by the presence of young female players.  It felt to me at least, that the league was signaling intent to eventually launch a women’s division.  While nothing had officially been confirmed, Steven Sandor tweeted in March that a women’s league was coming.  I was cautiously optimistic that a women’s league might not be all that far away. https://twitter.com/stevensandor/status/976999818923974657 The wording that the league and most teams used rubbed me a bit wrong though.  Suggesting Canadian ‘kids’ could now dream about playing pro felt disingenuous when there was (and still is) only a possibility for boys to do so in this country.  At Valour FC’s June 6th launch, Investors Group Field was packed with kids. Roughly half were girls, many adorned in their […]

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Kickabout in the Park

It’s summer, the weather is amazing and it’s been too long since we have gotten together.  It also doesn’t hurt that the mosquitoes are in short supply!  We can’t think of any better reasons to get together and kick the ball around. Join us on Friday August 10th at 6:30 pm at Assiniboine Park.  You bring your feet and your preferred method of ‘hydration’ and we’ll bring the ball. Skill optional, fun required!   https://www.facebook.com/events/533658113733753/

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Join us this week!

It has been an exciting few weeks and we have football on the brain.  If you are with us, you might want to join us for a couple of upcoming events this week. Informal Pub Night Come out and join us for a drink and to talk about ideas for creating awareness in the community for Valour FC.  It’s never too early to discuss tifo either!  Everything is on the table so come with your ideas, or just come to bask with us in the joy of knowing we have team. Date:   June 22, 2018 Location:   Garbanzo’s (471 Portage Avenue, Unit 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E3) Time:   7:00 pm If you want to let us know you are coming, you can do that on our Facebook page. No need to RSVP however.  Everyone is welcome! World Cup Viewing Party Join […]

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Welcome Valour FC!

Today we marched in full song and voice toward Investors Group Field, full of anticipation for the unveiling of our team name and branding.  We expected the team name to be Valour FC but we were still eager for confirmation, and couldn’t wait to see our logo.  We have been waiting for this moment for more than a year and it did not disappoint. The stadium was packed, and it was gratifying to see that so many others were also excited for the return of Professional Soccer in Winnipeg.  There is so much more to come, but we are signing off tonight with a cheer for Valour FC! Raise a glass #ForValour! A post shared by Red River Rising (@redriverrisingwpg) on Jun 6, 2018 at 2:16pm PDT

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Join Our First March to the Stadium

We weren’t joking when we asked you to book the whole afternoon off.  June 6th is the launch date for Winnipeg’s Canadian Premiere League team and our first ever march to the stadium will depart Nicolino’s Restaurant at 1:30 pm . Come early for beer and pizza and then join us as we march in full voice to the stadium for the very first time. We know it will be tough to come out in the middle of the work day, but we hope you join us to show the rest of Canada what Winnipeg support means.  You won’t want to miss this, and we don’t want you to miss it either. All are welcome (seriously — bring anyone you can), even if you can’t RSVP. It will help us immensely in our planning however if you can let us know if […]

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