Together we will build something truly unique.
It is with great honour and privilege that we introduce the Guelph Union women’s semi-professional soccer team to our community and the League 1 family. Our goal is to ignite higher expectations with our players, our community, and our youth.
Coming to L1O in 2021.
League1 Ontario is the province of Ontario’s pro-am, standards-based, senior league.
League1 Ontario serves as a stepping stone between the high-performance youth level and elite amateur and professional levels of the game. Owned and managed by Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) and sanctioned by FIFA through the domestic bodies of Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer, League1 Ontario’s primary focus is the showcase and development of Canada’s future stars.
Our licence holder Guelph Soccer is a non-profit soccer club in the City of Guelph est. in the 1960’s. With 3,500 current members, Guelph Soccer is the largest sports club in the City. Together we complete the high performance player pathway for young women in our community.
Guelph, We Play For You.
Together , we will build something truly unique.
We will reshape expectations and think differently about how we improve the sporting landscape in our community. One of the goals of the Guelph Union is to ensure high level playing opportunities for women in our city. Beyond our city, we need to work collectively to provide the same opportunities for women to advance in the sport of soccer. Reshaping our expectations will be to think towards a future where top women’s players have the ability to compete in a professional environment. Further, we hope that by reshaping expectations, it will always provide a progressive pathway for ideas.
We will strive to provide enhanced opportunities for women in sport. Female sport leaders play a critical role in creating a welcoming and safe space for girls in sport. We will continually look for and try to develop more pathways beyond the playing field. A constant that has never wavered is our desire to empower people to reach their full potential. Through providing the right tools and resources, and encouraging a culture of leadership, goal setting and personal responsibility, we strive to build future leaders in the game.
We will join with Guelph Soccer to provide a strong player pathway with a tangible impact. Sport plays an increasingly important role in more and more people’s lives, on and off the field of play. Sport is central to culture and society and is core to an individual’s health and happiness. Therefore, we believe that through our sport, we have the power to impact those around us.
Our vision as an organization is to keep high-level female athletes visible in our community and inspire our players to dream big.
~ Sara Orrell, GM of Guelph Soccer
More information coming soon about our exciting new home.
We are committed to being a team that you can be proud of, on and off the field.
We will work with you on initiatives that support our community. Guelph, we play for you.
The Union is proud to have the following organisations involved. With enthusiasm and energy each organisation provides its own extraordinary expertise and value as we move towards a brighter and more robust future for women’s sports in our community.
Union Advisory Committee
The committee will be a varied group of individuals that will help to provide feedback and ideas on how we can implement our objectives. We hope to draw upon a vast base of knowledge and experience that will help with our community vision.
The Lang Innovation Team has its roots in sports, business and education where they have helped to build, advance and sustain a number of initiatives. As a strategic partner, they will work closely with leadership to provide guidance in helping to execute our vision.
We are proud to be a part of Guelph Soccer and to continue its journey as a sporting leader in our community. With guidance from Guelph Soccer’s strong senior leadership and infrastructure we strive to build a professional experience for all of our constituents.
University of Guelph
Known for its beautiful, safe campuses and welcoming, supportive culture, The University of Guelph blends historical and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology. We are proud to be playing and training out of the University's top class sports facilities.