With the end of the World Cup, one cannot help but reflect on the passion that has been presented by soccer (or football) fans all over the world. Even here in Brantford, we’ve seen flags waving along the sides of cars on the roads, representing the supported nations in the World Cup. Sports bars have experienced heavy attendance during World Cup matches as Brantfordians get together to watch the “Beautiful Game”.
That being said, Brantford is not short of its own soccer related activities. The Brantford Galaxy competes in the Canadian Soccer League, a semi-professional league that is based mostly in Ontario. In their debut season, the Galaxy made league history by being the first expansion team to win their inaugural season, after defeating the Hamilton Croatia in the CSL Championship. The team regularly calls the Steve Brown Sports Complex at Lion’s Park home. Finishing fifth in the 2017 season, there’s no doubt they will be hungry for a championship this year. While there aren’t any matches in Brantford this season, the team still plays all around the golden horseshoe.
The Brantford Galaxy is not the only way soccer is represented in this city. There’s also the upcoming “Brantford Soccer Classic” taking place August 10th to 12th. The event is a North American Competitive Tournament for under 13s to under 18s. The three-tiered tournament allows for boys and girls of all ages and skill ranges to participate in an exciting event showcasing Brantford’s talent in the sport. The price of entry ranges from $250 to $450, depending on the age category of the team. The event will take place on pitches all across the city, hosting teams from all across Southwestern-Ontario. If you wish to be involved in this exciting event, visit their website at http://www.brantfordsoccerclassic.com for more information.