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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Get Behind the New Tradition

With the tremendous run of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets long playoff run, still fresh in our minds, a new journey within the Winnipeg professional sporting world is set to begin with the Canadian Premier League June 6th. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will announce the team name, colors, and ticket prices. As the “White Out” rallied Winnipeggers for a common cause of seeing the Winnipeg Jets go for a deep playoff run, we as soccer fans of a new professional team in this city can take some inspiration and lessons as we embark on our exciting new journey. The enthusiasm shown by Jets fans during the playoffs is a testament to this city’s passion for supporting their sports teams in both poor and great times. Before the 2017-2018 season, the Winnipeg Jets had only qualified for the playoffs once since returning for […]

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