Supporters United for the CanPL
Canada is getting a league. This is our league, it’s your league. If you truly love the game you support local soccer. No excuses.
- It won’t be as good as the MLS. We don’t care
- It won’t be as good as Serie A. We don’t care
- It won’t be as good as the EPL. We don’t care.
Now that we have that out of our system it’s time to get on board and make this work. It's time to ask how you can help make this league succeed right here at home.
There are fans of the game coast to coast in this country and we need every single one on board with the spirit and initiative to build something new. How often do you get be at the start of a football league? For most people the answer is never. This is your chance to get involved and help build things from the ground up.
How Can You Help?
Join a supporters group: Even if standing and singing the whole game is not your thing, join the supporters group now to help keep apprised of CanPL developments in your community. Want to form your own group for seniors? Youth? Get in touch with these people and get it going. This is about building community and putting people in seats, however they want to enjoy the game.
Support Local Stadium Initiatives: Multiple teams are looking at building small intimate soccer venues, possibly in your community. Get behind it. It is our number one challenge and we need to let municipalities know that we want these built.
Commit to buying tickets: I don't mean year one. It will take a decade for this league to have the impact on the game in Canada that we want. You need to be there, game in game out season in season out. For the long run. The leagues of the world were not built yesterday. They were built by generations supporting them long before you were born. We need you and your friends to be that foundation.
Advocate for the support of local soccer: Petition your club, your family, your pub team, your EPL Saturday regulars. Everyone. Support Local Soccer is the message. You suppor the game locally because that is how it is done. Everywhere.
Crowd Funding the CanPL Supporters Groups
The Voyageurs will assist kickstarting CanPL supporters culture by raising funds for the following
- Seed money for CanPL supporters groups
- Organization funds for a 2019 pre launch supporters summit
100% of the net from all Supporters United sales will go to the seed capital fund. This money will be managed by the Voyageurs with sales data vetted by the CanPL SGs as they are created. To date we have raised over $2200 for the CanPL supporters groups.
These shirts are more expensive than our Voyageurs shirts as they are made to raise funds. A shirt is $25 and includes shipping. $14 from each shirt sold goes towards the Supporters United fund.