A positive 2021 outdoor season!
With the 2021 summer behind us, Edmonton Fusion FC looks back on a season that was mainly dominated by the COVID-19, but also by the development of its youth and adult programs. Here is a quick overview.
Men’s team: a promising first season in div2
For the first time in its young history, Edmonton Fusion FC discovered the Div2 EDSA. With a lot of turnover during the off-season, the men’s team had a renewed squad with many new faces. In their first season at this level, the Edmonton Fusion FC finished 3rd after a close second-place finish.
“It was an emotional season that saw us through both happiness and despair. It proves that talent alone is not enough, but the collective wins. We all have to work hard to be on the same track” said team captain Lamine Niang.
According to coach Job Lilango, it was the lack of experience that was lacking for the team. Despite this, Edmonton Fusion FC can be proud with 41 goals scored (2nd best attack) and 17 goals against (2nd best defense) and continue to see the future serenely.
Finally, the Edmonton Fusion FC ended the summer season by participating in a friendly tournament. The team finished in second place.
The COVID-19 pandemic had impacted the organization of the sessions in the spring with a specific reorganization to ensure compliance with health rules. With a new lockdown in May, the sessions were able to continue with a virtual format via Zoom mainly focused on physical conditioning.
Despite the circumstances, more than 90 children attended the spring and summer seasons. Aged from 3 to 13 years old, the young players were able to discover soccer or improve their techniques.
For this special edition, a special edition was needed…in the newspaper. In partnership with Le Franco newspaper, Edmonton Fusion FC gave many children the opportunity to have their individual photos published on four special pages, as well as their team photos.
Parents who wished to receive a hard copy received it at home. A great experience to make our young champions shine!
Edmonton Soccer Meetup
To ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy a sporting activity after the many months of confinement, Edmonton Fusion FC has organized its traditional “Meetup” sessions entirely free of charge during the spring and summer. The result: full sessions each week with 22 soccer lovers for a fun and active time. In total, more than 300 people have enjoyed the free Edmonton Fusion FC meetup sessions.