The Trench on the Road

The Spring season is over, and wow was that a busy couple of months!  June alone was packed, between Valour games, the Voyageurs Cup, Gold Cup and World Cup.  On July 2nd, as I looked ahead to 16 days without any games, it almost felt like a welcome reprieve.  But after 6 days, I’m already feeling a little bit of withdrawal.  And we are facing a long 3 weeks before we can get back to The Trench on July 27th. If, like me, you are looking for ways to keep the support going through July, I highly recommend travelling to an away game.  It’s a fun way to connect with other travelling supporters, and there is a comraderie  that comes while supporting on the road.  With 276 people in our section, it’s hard to get to know everyone and away days […]

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It’s Voyageurs Cup Time!

Tonight, Valour plays its first Canadian Championship match in Halifax (4:15 CDT).  For supporters, this tournament means a lot.  Affectionately known as the VCup, The Voyageurs Cup got its humble beginnings when a group of Voyageurs crowdfunded to purchase the cup.  If this story is new to you, you can read more about it here, but the most important thing you need to know is that this cup was made right here in Winnipeg. Early stage cup games can be light on attendance but given the cup’s history with supporters and with Winnipeg, I would love to see us fill The Trench (and the stadium) for our home leg of the tie on June 12th.  If ever there was a game for us to be loud, it is this one.  A series win means we move on to play Ottawa Fury.  […]

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Valour FC 2019 Schedule Released

Save the date: May 4, 2019. That’s the day Valour FC will play their inaugural home game against FC Edmonton, according to the schedule release from the Canadian Premier League (CPL) The CPL finally released its schedule to the public this week. Valour FC will play 14 home and 14 away games in its first season, with all home games at Investors Group Field (IGF).  The first ever game for Valour FC is May 1st when they head to Victoria to play Pacific FC. What is unique about the schedule format is its split into two seasons, a spring season and fall season. The spring season will end with a Canada Day home battle with York 9 FC.  The fall season starts on the road with a clash against FC Edmonton on July 17th. Valour’s first home game of the […]

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Annual General Meeting

We’re holding our first ever Annual General Meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday February 7th at the King’s Head pub. We’re going to discuss our plan for the inaugural season and elect a board of directors to run the group. If you’d like to get involved on the board you can send your name and the position for which you’re applying to volunteer@redriverrising.ca. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm Sunday February 3, 2019. And if you don’t want to be on the board but still want to pitch in we’ll have opportunities for volunteers to join the committees we’re creating. We’ll focus on things like game day operations, community outreach, merchandise, and communications. We’ll share more details at the meeting. So make sure you join us at the meeting at 7:00pm on February 7, we’re excited for the league kick off […]

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Christmas Wish List

As they say, tis the season as the holidays are in the air. With just over four months until Valour FC’s first season in the Canadian Premier League (CPL), we are waiting like kids at the Christmas tree for the first kick off. With recent player signings and the U-Sports draft in the books, the picture is starting to become more apparent with what our team will look like. As the stockings are being hung by the chimney with care, here are some things we wish for in the inaugural Valour FC season. Signing an overseas well known International With the CPL now in play, the potential is there for top Canadian internationals to potentially come home. Just dreaming of the likes of Ian Hume, Milan Borjan, suiting up for a CPL club is mouth-watering. While it is more likely […]

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