Altitude FC (Canada)

Altitude FC is a Canadian semi-professional soccer club based in North Vancouver, British Columbia that will play in League1 British Columbia starting in 2022.

Altitude FC
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Full nameAltitude FC
Founded2021
StadiumKinsmen Park
LeagueLeague1 British Columbia
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was officially unveiled on November 15, 2021, as an inaugural license holder for the first season of the new semi-professional League1 British Columbia in 2022.[1] The founders began working on forming the club in 2020, when BC Soccer issued an RFP for interested clubs.[2] Located in the city of North Vancouver, the club plans to represent the entire North Shore region,[2] as well as the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.[3] The group was formed by Faly Academy and a group of local investors[4] and is set to play out of Kinsmen Stadium.[5] The club intends to work alongside local youth clubs, such as North Van FC, West Van FC, and the North Shore Girls SC, rather than to try to compete with them for players, who can move to Altitude as part of the player pathway.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "League1BC welcomes Altitude FC as founding License Holder". BC Soccer Association. November 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Altitude FC Introduced as the North Shore's League1 BC Franchise". Altitude FC. November 15, 2021.
  3. ^ Jacques, John (November 15, 2021). "League1 BC Climbing In Numbers With Altitude FC Announcement". Northern Tribune.
  4. ^ Jacques, John (January 30, 2021). "Is League1 BC Starting This Year?". Northern Tribune.
  5. ^ Jacques, John (November 18, 2021). "Fans Can Help Pick An Altitude FC Scarf Design". Northern Tribune.
  6. ^ Prest, Andy (December 12, 2021). "New semi-pro soccer team coming to North Vancouver this spring". North Shore News.