VICTORIA, BC – Pacific FC (PFC) and members of the club’s supporter base wrapped up a busy work week Friday night, meeting in downtown Victoria to chat football, PFC and the CPL. The enthusiastic group was joined by PFC President and Co-Founder Josh Simpson and Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Rob Friend.
The club and local supporters converged upon Victoria’s historic Irish Times Pub for an evening of conversation, laughter and introductions. With kick-off in the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League (CPL) just over six months away, Simpson and PFC have been hard at work behind the scenes to put the club’s multiple pieces in place.
“Tonight was a really great experience for our first Pub Night,” said Simpson following Friday’s event. “The enthusiasm for what we’re putting together is first-class and I hope that can continue to build as we march closer to April.”
Earlier on Friday, the CPL announced a kit partnership with Italian-based company Macron. Macron—a leader in the international teamwear market—is set to provide bespoke playing kits and training gear for each of the league’s clubs.
“It certainly has been an eventful week for our club and the league as a whole,” added Friend. “Securing a long-term partnership with Macron today, as well as the second stop of the Open Trials is keeping everyone busy. Here at PFC, we’re working on some exciting developments and announcements that we can’t wait to share.”
Among those in attendance Friday night were members of the Lake Side Buoys, Victoria’s football supporters group whose drums, bagpipes and cheers have driven the local soccer community for over nine years.
“We welcome the opportunity to engage with the club owners, staff and eventually players at events like the one on Friday night,” stated Julian Anderson, Lake Side Buoys’ director of communications. “It’s encouraging that the club is willing to engage both our supporters group and the public. We look forward to learning about and providing feedback about the direction PFC is going to take.”
Founded in 2018, Pacific Football Club is bringing professional football to Vancouver Island. Playing out of Westhills Stadium in Langford, the club will provide an outlet for Canadian youth to realize their dreams of playing at the professional level. Fans will be able to enjoy the thrilling, fast-paced sporting atmosphere associated with the sport when the Canadian Premier League season kicks off in April, 2019.
Pacific FC is accepting membership deposits ahead of the CPL’s inaugural season. Visit PacificFootball.Club for more information and CanPL.ca for the latest CPL news.