Calgary, AB – Calgary Northside Soccer Club (“CNS”) and FC Metro Soccer Club (“FC Metro”) announce a soccer collaboration to provide quality service delivery to the soccer community in the Northwest of Calgary. CNS is a leading Club in the Northwest of Calgary including competing at provincial championships and also representing Alberta at the National Level. FC Metro has emerged as a strong grassroots club focused delivering quality skill development and strong coach education to communities in the Northwest. The collaboration will have a clear goal to provide greater resources and an improved overall experience for players.
CNS will now be the Official Community Provider for the communities of Kincora, Sherwood, Sage Hill, Nolan Hill, Citadel and Hamptons and provide soccer from U4 to U19. This large grassroots base will allow for like minded and like skilled players to be playing together on a wider range of teams within the combined larger entity.
CNS is very pleased to have this collaboration that provides a larger player pool so kids can play at the right level, as well as allowing the more competitive player to achieve their potential. CNS will always remain focused on a fun based, developmental grassroots soccer program in the community and serving the community needs.”
CNS will also be partnered with and supported by Calgary Foothills Soccer Club (“Foothills”) as their preferred partner for the eventual Alberta Youth League, as well as elite development pathways offered by Foothills.
Foothills has some unique resources in the City of Calgary that CNS will be supported by and have access, such as:
- The only full-size Fieldhouse with an international size, soccer specific field that is 84,000 square feet and also has FIFA Grade A Fieldturf.
- The only USL2 (formerly the PDL) team in Calgary and Alberta. The USL 2 league is a league of over 70 teams in Canada and the United States and Foothills is the reigning National Champions.
- A United Women’s Soccer league team (“UWS”) which is currently the Conference Champion. The UWS is Division 2 in the United States Soccer Federation under the NWSL.
CNS will continue to run programs U4 to U19 in the community. As a player gets older, U17 Tier 1 players will have additional developmental pathways open to them to achieve their full potential. Players can opt to play within CNS or be invited to the USL2 or UWS developmental program.