The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced today that Living Sky Sports and Entertainment Inc. (LSSE) has been awarded the exclusive rights to launch a CPL expansion team in Saskatchewan.
“First off, we want to thank Al Simpson and his ownership group for their vision and commitment to bring the world’s game to Saskatchewan on a professional level. We are also grateful to the Canadian Premier League; with this announcement, they are another step closer to building a truly Canada wide league.
Saskatchewan Soccer’s Mission is “to develop great people and connect healthy communities through lifelong participation in soccer.”
Our goal at SSA, is to ensure all soccer athletes, coaches and referees have opportunities available so they may achieve their dreams to play and participate at whatever level they aspire to.
With a Canadian Premier League team in Saskatchewan, led by local ownership, we send a strong message that you can achieve your dreams in soccer, not only within our country, but right here in our home province.” SSA President, Lisa Bagonluri
The presence of a CPL team will bring tremendous benefits to the growth of the game at all levels, from grassroots through to high performance. All sport fans need heroes to cheer for that they can relate to, and provincial teams help to fuel people’s passion for the game. A CPL team in Saskatchewan will bring fans together and draw in new players and supporters.
“With hard work, common vision and alignment of effort, the talents of our skilled athletes will be recognized. We look forward to seeing Saskatchewan players making an impact in the CPL on a Saskatchewan team. We also hope that a CPL franchise will spark the passion of our coaches, referees and volunteers.
It is known worldwide that Saskatchewan sport fans are incredibly loyal and supportive and a partnership between SSA, our members and the CPL franchise will be mutually beneficial. This is truly a historic day for soccer in Saskatchewan and we thank owner Al Simpson and the Canadian Premier League for their confidence in our soccer community.” SSA Executive Director, Doug Pederson
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