VANCOUVER, BC – Prime-level ladies’s skilled soccer is coming to Canada in 2025.
The primary two groups within the Canadian ladies’s skilled soccer league have been introduced with Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Calgary Foothills Soccer Membership turning into founding members in what’s going to begin out as an 8-team league throughout Canada.
The six remaining groups will probably be confirmed in 2023.
The league may have a pair of conferences with 4 groups every.
“Our membership has all the time been an enormous supporter of the ladies’s recreation, beginning on the grassroots stage via to our Ladies Elite program,” stated Whitecaps FC CEO and Sporting Director, Axel Schuster. “The lacking piece has been a top-level skilled ladies’s staff. We’re excited to be a founding member of a home ladies’s skilled league in Canada.”
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Below the banner of Mission 8 Sports activities inc, two-time Canadian Olympic medalist Diana Matheson and enterprise companion Thomas Gilbert have partnered with Canadian sports activities leaders to assist change the panorama of girls’s soccer in Canada, and create an avenue for Canadians to have the ability to play at residence.
“Whitecaps FC are thrilled to be one of many first groups to signal on to knowledgeable ladies’s soccer league in Canada,” stated Steph Labbe, Whitecaps FC Normal Supervisor of Girls’s Soccer. “The creation of this league is one thing we’ve got been advocating for over a few years, and to be a part of seeing it come to fruition is actually thrilling. We look ahead to working with stakeholders throughout the Canadian Soccer surroundings to make this league profitable.”
The yet-to-be-named league will probably be led primarily by a number of former nationwide staff gamers, with Christine Sinclair and Labbe contributing to the planning and total growth of the league.