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Professional Women's Soccer League is coming to Canada!

Diana Matheson, CEO and Co-Founder of Project 8, announced earlier this week that a Women's Professional Soccer League is coming to Canada! The Northern Super League (NSL), which is scheduled to debut in April 2025, represents a significant milestone for women's soccer in the nation! 

The NSL will feature six founding clubs from Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto. The league will operate on a 25-game regular season schedule, followed by playoffs and a National Championship in Fall 2025. 

“We are thrilled to announce this update to soccer fans across Canada as we take a big step toward our season opener in April 2025,” said Matheson in the official announcement. “After years without a professional women’s domestic soccer league, the Northern Super League and its six founding clubs will fill a significant void in Canada and bring about meaningful change coast to coast. We are proud to launch with a name that will instill pride in all those who play and love the game. With a brand that is fresh, we welcome all who want to be a part of this exciting moment in Canadian sports history." 

While the NSL will surely open new doors for women and girls across Canada, the league will also welcome world-class international talent to enhance the quality of play and foster athletic development. 

“The launch of the Northern Super League (NSL) provides new inspiration for a generation of young players in our Province. We are looking forward to welcoming the league to Vancouver in 2025, adding a new and exciting component to the soccer landscape in our Province”, added Gabriel Assis, BC Soccer CEO. 

As the league prepares for kickoff, Canadians can expect to see club brands, partner announcements, player signings and ticket pre-sales slated to begin in the summer. 

BC Soccer Association

Established in 1904, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

Safe Sport Statement

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in. The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.