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Valour FC, Winnipeg’s soccer entry in the Canadian Premier League, announced Wednesday that the team will hold a training session in Steinbach on Thursday, July 4, as part of their rural outreach initiative in their first professional season in the inaugural nation-wide loop.
The team will train at the Steinbach Soccer Park from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with a 30-minute autograph session to follow on the pitch. Fans will be able to watch the training session as well as meet Vic the mascot.
"As part of our continuing development as a first-year professional franchise and our desire to be a team for all Manitobans, we are excited to be able to go and train in the Eastman region," said Rob Gale, Valour FC head coach and general manager.
This will be the second location the club has visited this season. In May, the team held a training session Portage la Prairie for close to 200 people.
Hanover Soccer Club president Norman Anderson encourages any and all that are interested to come out and see Valour FC, "it is open to the community."
Valour FC, who were 2-0 losers in Halifax Wednesday night, have had mixed results so far this season in the CPL with a 3-6-0 record. They next see action on Canada Day at IG Field at 12 noon in Winnipeg as they host York9 FC from Toronto.
That will be the last game of the spring season and following a two-week break will begin play on the 18-game fall schedule.