Winnipeg’s professional soccer team is scoring on the pitch with an elite soccer program for girls.
The Valour FC Elite Girls’ team is open to players 14 to 17 years of age and will replace the former Manitoba Blizzard team.
“Giving these girls a chance to compete at the highest level and continue on to play at a university level and beyond is the goal,” said Rob Gale, head coach and general manager of Valour FC, in a release.
The program will educate players and parents in the recruiting process, and travel to showcases in the U.S and Canada to compete in front of college coaches.
The team will be led by head coach Jim Zinko and manager Trevor Kidd.
Training begins in the fall, while the Valour FC Elite Girls competition season runs from late November into April.