The Canadian Premier League officially unveiled its second club, Cavalry FC, based out of Calgary, at an event at the Gallery on the Green Congress Hall in Spruce Meadows. The club joins York 9 FC as the two that have been announced by the CPL ahead of its stated kickoff date of Spring 2019.
Calgary’s CanPL team will be owned by the new Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment Group, at the helm of which are CEO Linda Southern-Heathcott and COO Ian Allison. The club also introduced its technical director, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., who had been technical director of the Calgary Foothills PDL team since 2008.
The name Cavalry pays homage to Lord Strathcona’s Horse regiment. The official unveiling event saw several horses and men in cavalry garb as part of the festivities.
A Crest that represents Quality and Tradition. The Flag of The Lord Strathcona’s Horse, the Chevron at the Heart, and the Football. A nod to the Past and Future. #CavsFC #CanPL pic.twitter.com/rUei19r929— Cavalry FC (@CPLCavalryFC) May 17, 2018
We already effectively knew that Calgary would be playing at Spruce Meadows, which is (if Google Maps hasn’t done me wrong) about half an hour outside the city’s main core. It is also a well known equestrian site within Canada, a fitting venue considering the club’s name, and will host a 5000 seat soccer venue come next spring.
The club’s official website can be found here. Waking the Red will continue to update readers as more information becomes available about the league and Calgary’s team.