In response to numerous media requests for comment on women’s professional soccer, the Canadian Premier League issued the following statement:
“We are very excited about the potential for women’s professional soccer in Canada, and of course we are aware of the new Canadian Women’s Professional Soccer League project as well as other proposals that have yet to be announced.
Like any valid business proposition, all proposed initiatives must pass thorough market due diligence, require individual clubs to apply for and be accepted as members of CFL membership, and meet professional league membership criteria. We know it’s not an easy road, but it will ensure that any league that is eventually accepted into CFL membership is set up for long-term success.
The CPL is interested in any initiative that contributes to the growth of soccer in Canada and is currently looking into all options for women’s professionalism.
Meanwhile, through the Canadian Soccer Business, we will continue to invest in, operate and grow our Women’s League 1 programs, which feature an exceptional 39 teams across Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec (via Quebec Premier Soccer League) throughout the 2022 season, culminating in the Canadian Provincial Championship for the ladies. .
We look forward to exploring all potential opportunities with various stakeholders as they develop and we wish the very best to all involved in the process. »
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