Ahead of the Impact FC UWS inaugural season, here is a word from their league the United Women’s Soccer league:
United Women’s Soccer (UWS) has announced their primary competition outline for the upcoming 2021 season. With a record number of 40 teams competing in five conferences across the United States and Canada, the national pro-am league kicks off their regular season on May 8th and will culminate with a National Championship on the weekend of July 23-25. Conference schedules will be released in March. SOURCE
With a timeline in place, tentative as it might be in a Covid world, let’s turn our attention back to the Impact and specifically their growing coaching staff. General Manager and Head Coach Troye Flannery has added Dean Cordeiro and Shaun Lowther to his staff.
Cordeiro’s official title will be Associate Head Coach. He is also the MacEwan University Women’s Head Coach. “Dean has been instrumental in building our squad, I personally am very grateful for his unwavering support, advocacy and commitment to this project. Dean’s contribution to the women’s game is significant and I am excited to work with Dean“, stated Flannery.
Lowther’s role will be as an Assistant Coach. He is the technical director for Sherwood Park Soccer. “Super excited about this, Shaun and I have a long history, crossing PDL, USPORTS, CCAA and more. Experienced, exceptional and one of my long term mentors. Grateful for the spirit of collaboration with SPDSA,” tweeted Flannery.
The Impact WFC have also signed two more players to their roster in Kennedy Gray and Meagan Lemoine. See their player cards below:
Why choose the Impact Womens Football Club (WFC)?
Three Impact WFC players and their yet-to-be-named Supporters Group recently held an online Q&A session hosted by Katie and Jessica of the For Kicks Podcast. Olivia Chu, Erika Vecchio, Kayla Evans were each asked about their beginnings in soccer and why they chose to sign with the Club for the 2021 season.
Chu: “4 years old, I liked it because I was super speedy passing the other boys and girls. Signed with the Impact because I’ve been away from Edmonton so long. Good opportunity to be a professional player with the comforts of home.”
Vecchio: “I’m half Italian, I didn’t really have a choice (laughs). Everyone in my family played soccer at some point. The Impact is too good of an opportunity to pass up. The fact I get to play with so many players I’ve played against for years. Nightmares to play against but excited to be their teammate and learn from them.”
Evans: “Age 4 my Mom put me into the sport. Through the years my teammates became my family. To play against Calgary – the battle of Alberta – excites me.”
Stay safe everyone. Hope to see all of you at Riel Recreation Park sooner than later.