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CanPLs Valor FC würdigt Winnipegs Fußballvergangenheit und indigene Wurzeln mit Trikots für 2024 – SportsLogos.Net News

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The Canadian Premier League club Valor FC drew inspiration from two very different but important sources for their Macron-manufactured jerseys for 2024.

Based in Winnipeg, the club unveiled both their primary and alternate jerseys for 2024 during an event on Thursday, April 4th at Trans Canada Brewery. „The two jerseys pay homage to Winnipeg’s professional soccer history while also honoring the rich Indigenous culture of Manitoba, encompassing Anishinaabe, Cree, Anisininew, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Deene, Inuit, and Red River Métis,“ said Valor’s website.

Historically known for their maroon primary jerseys, Valor’s 2024 primary jersey shifts the focus from maroon to white. The white base features maroon shoulders and a maroon stripe across the chest as a tribute to the Winnipeg Fury, the city’s first professional soccer team. The Fury competed in the Canadian Soccer League from 1987 to 1993, winning the championship in 1992.

Three members of the championship-winning Fury team were present at the unveiling on Thursday: Constantine Ignat, Ralph Cantafio, and former captain Tony Nocita.

„They’re phenomenal,“ Nocita commented on the club’s website. „I thought I had a game to play later and had to be ready for it. It brought back. It came so close to reality and brought back many memories. I just imagined wearing the jersey, and it immediately brought me back.“

Meanwhile, Valor FC’s away jersey draws heavily from Indigenous art and culture. A large maroon and gold sunflower dominates the front of the black shirt, with Prairie Crocus flowers in each of the four corners. The rest of the shirt features patterns and lines that „honor the dynamic and profound contribution of Indigenous peoples in our home province to art, science, and knowledge.“

„I love it,“ midfielder Raphael Ohin said. „As soon as I saw it, I recognized the Indigenous themes. My girlfriend’s background is Indigenous. I had seen it before and said to her, ‚Once you see it, you’ll love it.‘ When I showed her a picture, her first reaction was, ‚Oh my God, that’s beautiful.‘

„For us, it’s so important to include the Indigenous community in what we want to build. This jersey helps with that.“

Valor FC kicks off their CanPL 2024 season on Sunday, April 14th, with an away game against Vancouver FC. They will play their first seven games away as the turf at their home stadium, IG Field, is being replaced. Their home opener will take place on Sunday, June 2nd, when they host Vancouver FC.

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