VICTORIA, BC. July 21 – The Canadian Premier League (CPL) introduced Pacific FC as one of its founding clubs – slated to hit the pitch when Canada’s highly-anticipated professional men’s soccer league debuts in Spring 2019.
Pacific FC is inspired by the power and energy of Vancouver Island’s ocean surroundings. Like the ocean, the club intends to sculpt a new and exciting landscape, this time for the beautiful game in one of the world’s most beautiful places.
Pacific FC is led by former Men’s National Team members Josh Simpson and Rob Friend along with local British Columbia business leader Dean Shillington.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for soccer in Canada and more importantly for soccer on Vancouver Island,” said Pacific FC President Josh Simpson.
“I left my home in Victoria 20 years ago because there were no opportunities for young soccer players in the region. I am thrilled to say that changes today. Pacific FC is creating a winning culture and a pathway for players leading to a national stage. Pacific FC will proudly represent the power, energy, strength and beauty of the Pacific Northwest as we look to inspire a new generation of football heroes.”
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Pacific FC into the Canadian Premier League – truly making the CPL a coast-to coast league for Canadians,” said David Clanachan, Canadian Premier League Commissioner. “Pacific FC already has an iconic name reflective of the region and we can’t wait to see the club and its supporters sculpt a new and exciting sports landscape for the beautiful game in one of the world’s most beautiful areas.”
Pacific FC will play out of a redesigned Westhills Stadium in Langford, BC. The venue will feature steep intimate seating for 6,500 spectators, a world-class grass pitch along with top-tier training facilities.
Find out more on CanPL.ca.
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