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The “Callies” or Caledonians were the unofficial champions of Canada from 1907 to 1909, winning the People’s Shield each time and earning a spot in Canada’s Soccer Hall of Fame.

Calgary’s soccer history is more extensive than most people realize.

The “Callies” or Caledonians were the unofficial champions of Canada from 1907 to 1909, winning the People’s Shield each time and earning a spot in Canada’s Soccer Hall of Fame.

Like in many communities across Canada, the pro soccer landscape has been hampered by vision, finance and endurance. The Calgary Boomers of the NASL came and went, along with several tier 2 pro teams including the Strikers turned Kickers of the Canadian Soccer League, then the Mustangs and Storm of the A-League.

Suitable venues were non existent which didn’t help, the CSL was positive but not built on solid ground, and the American based leagues were transient. More recently, the Pro Development League’s Foothills U23 club has enjoyed incredible success at the semi-professional level, with the club finishing as runners up to Michigan in the 2016 Championship.

Despite the drifting snow of pro soccer in Calgary, the youth game endured, and still thrives today. Owen Hargreaves may be the most notable name to come out of Calgary, but there have been many others including Sam Adekube, and Kevin McKenna both of whom went on to represent Canada.

The Adult Game administered by CUSA is also active with hundreds of men’s women’s and co-ed teams joining the ranks.

Groups

Calgary Minor Soccer Association

1. Calgary Minor Soccer Association

Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club

2. Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club

Calgary Northside Soccer

3. Calgary Northside Soccer

Deerfoot United Football Club

4. Deerfoot United Football Club

Calgary West Soccer Club

5. Calgary West Soccer Club

Calgary Women’s Soccer Association

6. Calgary Women’s Soccer Association

Calgary Rangers Football Club

7. Calgary Rangers Football Club

Calgary Eastside Memorial FC

8. Calgary Eastside Memorial FC

Calgary Foothills Soccer Club

9. Calgary Foothills Soccer Club

Calgary Chinooks Football Club

10. Calgary Chinooks Football Club

Airdrie & District Soccer Association

11. Airdrie _ District Soccer Association

Strathmore Minor Soccer Federation

12. Strathmore Minor Soccer Federation

Okotoks United Soccer Club

13. Okotoks United Soccer Club

Cochrane Minor Soccer Association

14. Cochrane Minor Soccer Association