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New Canadian women’s pro league to be called Northern Super League, launching with 6 clubs

May 29 – Canada’s professional women’s league that debuts in April 2025 with six founding clubs will be called the Northern Super League.

An announcement by Diana Matheson, CEO and Co-Founder of Project 8, the company behind the league’s formation unveiled new clubs based in Ottawa and Montreal will join previously announced franchises in Halifax, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

The six founding clubs come from the key markets across Canada.

“We are thrilled to announce this update to soccer fans across Canada as we take a big step toward our season opener in April 2025,” said Matheson.

“After years without a professional women’s domestic soccer league, the Northern Super League and its six founding clubs will fill a significant void in Canada and bring about meaningful change coast to coast. We are proud to launch with a name that will instill pride in all those who play and love the game. With a brand that is fresh, we welcome all who want to be a part of this exciting moment in Canadian sports history.”

The league will have a 25-game regular season schedule followed by playoffs and a National Championship in Autumn 2025. Clubs will operate with a salary cap structure and minimum salaries aligned with established leagues worldwide, said the league.

Canada’s women’s are current Olympic champions and ranked 9th in the world, but the majority of their team have to play their club soccer outside the country.

A core tenet of the Northern Super League is to create a home for Canadian players, though the league said that clubs will also recruit world-class international talent “to help elevate the overall quality of play and drive further development”.

Canada Soccer have given their backing and support to the league.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in the exciting evolution of the newly-named Northern Super League. Canada Soccer remains steadfast in its support for professional women’s soccer in our country, and we will…

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Author : Paul Nicholson

Publish date : 2024-05-29 02:32:48

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