Two years have passed since Hamilton Soccer has first entered discussions of a partnership with Forge FC. Since coming into existence in Forge FC have worked on a variety of programs to help unite and grow soccer in our region.
Along with the inclusion of local teams in game-day activities, programming has been provided to raise the level of all areas of the game. Youth players have been exposed to the professional setting both at Tim Hortons Field through Soccer Day in Hamilton and at local clubs through training and autograph sessions.
Last season match officials were invited to watch and interview their professional counterparts post game, while coaches were invited to a clinic with technical director and head coach Bobby Smyrniotis.
Finally, Fit with Forge has opened the doors for Forge FC and Hamilton Soccer to enter schools and teach kits about the benefits of playing soccer and being able to connect them with their local clubs.
The future of soccer in our region is bright because we are able to come together and unite on partnerships that help all levels of the game grow together.
Stay tuned for more partnerships to be announced in the coming months and view our partnership video below.