“We are so excited to host you at St. Albert Soccer Association tomorrow!
Doors open at 5:30 pm. We have Sweet Tequila band playing, a kids zone (with snow cones for sale), food trucks (cheesecake on a stick is rumoured) and the best women’s soccer north of the border!
The fields are beautiful and our clubhouse is open. Our players are ready, our coaching staff prepared and our fans are hungry for some soccer. We look forward to seeing you there tomorrow. It’s not too late to invite your friends as this will be one of the first summer events in a long time.
Parking is FREE and located on the street in the Riel area as well as at the Larry Olexiuk Turf, a short walk away. We will have volunteers on hand to help direct you.
Our ticketing volunteers will be on site to take your printed or mobile ticket…”
As a season membership holder for the Impact FC UWS I received the above the e-mail in preparation for their inaugural game tonight. If you’ve been meaning to buy tickets but are a last minute person, click HERE for tickets.
If you’re asking yourself who is this brand new team, that’s okay, they are a brand new. Here’s the basic answers to get you ready for tonight’s match against provincial rival Calgary.
WHO ARE THE IMPACT FC UWS:
The UWS acronym stands for United Women’s Soccer League. The following is from their “about” page:
“United Women’s Soccer (UWS) is a national pro-am league composed of professionally operated clubs within the United States and Canada. UWS provides high level competition for college players, aspiring and former professionals, and international stars.”
The Impact FC explanation starts with the St. Albert Soccer Association (SASA) and ends up being a team in the UWS headed up by two-time UWS Coach of the Year Troye Flannery, who will serve as the team’s inaugural Head Coach & General Manager.
The team was built around former team captains and women who have had a winning pedigree:
- Tanya Boychuk – University of Memphis (also Canada U-20)
- Brittany Kindzierski – University of Texas And El Paso, two-time CSA National Champion
- Sheena Tracey – MacEwan University, CCAA National Champion
- Erika Vecchio -MacEwan University, CCAA National Champion
- Yasmine Hall – Kent State University
- Kayla Mostowich – Canada Summer Games Team Alberta
- Laura Kautz – two-time CSA National Champion
- Kayla Evans – CCCAA National Champion
Riel Recreation Park in St. Albert. CFN Media on-line.
“To provide a greater opportunity for women in the game of soccer. To provide a pathway from Alberta to the highest level. This has been a vision for years. We started seriously exploring a franchise in the UWS in September, hired Troye in October, and the league announcement was made official January 6th.” Chris Spaidal, executive director of SASA.
See you tonight soccer fans. Come be a part of herstory!