As the summer slowly fades away, and the leaves turn color as autumn creeps in, one can reflect upon this past summer, as we get closer towards the 2019 inaugural Canadian Premier League season. It began with the official announcement of Winnipeg’s CPL club, Valour FC. The club’s crest and colors were unveiled on Investors Group Field, the pitch where the team will eventually play. Later in June, Valour FC announced Rob Gale would be the first Head Coach and general manager. The mouth was watering for a local Winnipeg soccer fan, as the road began to next spring. At a Meet the Coach’s night for founding season ticket members at Nicolinos, Rob laid out that his vision for the club was to represent Valour FC’s identity of values: Honour, courage, in the midst of the battle on the pitch. There was also the Valour FC World Cup final viewing party as France battled Croatia. What […]
Winnipeg is a vibrant community, represented by many different cultures and socioeconomic groups. Since moving to Winnipeg nearly 4 years ago, one of the things that has impressed me the most is how Winnipeg truly reflects Canadian Multiculturalism. It is only fitting that our city’s soccer club, Valour FC, will have a rich, diverse supporters section to match. Recently some of our members reached out to express concern about a post made in our Facebook group by Route 60 Radicals. We love your passion and your protectiveness for Red River Rising, Valour’s first and original supporters group. We agree that the recruitment feel to the end of the post was not ideal. However, we chose to leave that post up and here is why. We believe that the supporters section should truly represent this community. While Red River Rising will continue to represent broad support across […]
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. 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 club […]
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!
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 […]