Press Release – Sept. 30/2022
Youth sport should play a vital role in the social responsibility of its participants. Since 2021, Calgary Rockies FC has been working diligently to elevate the importance of reconciliation within our soccer network.
Local indigenous artist Allie Lefthand authorized the logo displayed on this press release for the 2022/23 Indoor season and beyond. Calgary Rockies FC jerseys will display this symbol of national reconciliation on our right sleeves.
President of Calgary Rockies FC, Jens Lipper, encourages all local soccer clubs, as well as municipal, provincial, and national soccer associations, to add this logo to their own jerseys as a symbol of commitment to national reconciliation in Canada: “As minor sports entities, we have a responsibility to our players and our country to allow for avenues of reconciliation and social responsibility. We would like to encourage all other minor soccer clubs in Canada to follow suit by adding this logo to their club wear. We are actively looking for the support of such entities as CMSA, Alberta Soccer, and Canada Soccer.”
Reconciliation in Action
As part of our commitment to Responsibility and Reconciliation, Calgary Rockies FC announces that we are in final stages of a partnership with the Stoney Education Authority through Superintendent Bill Shade, and the indigenous bands of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley, to bring our soccer academy to the Morley Reserve. Steve Thomas, USSF National B Licensed Head Coach, is scheduled to lead our Rockies Academy on the Morley Reserve for this indoor season.
As Thomas expressed, “Our logo, of Every Child Matters, sets out the ambition and aspiration of our club. We hope that this is a positive step towards coming together and a pathway for all children to have the opportunity to become involved in our wonderful sport.”