Smyrniotis looking to forge winning culture in Hamilton

Sigma co-founder in charge at CPL’s Forge FC Matthew Gourlie Most Canadian Premier League head coaches have called the chance to build a team and a program from the ground up, a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” For Bobby Smyrniotis, it will be at least a twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After co-founding the Sigma FC program in Mississauga, the 39-year-old…

Cavalry FC retains winning staff

Martin Nash and Jordan Santiago join Wheeldon in moving over from PDL champs to Cavs FC By Matthew Gourlie Cavalry FC has found two good men to join their ranks. Tuesday, the Calgary-based Canadian Premier League named Martin Nash as Tommy Wheeldon Jr.’s assistant coach, while also naming Jordan Santiago as the club’s goalkeeper coach.…

Foothills success shows depth of talent

Canadian college and university players show their worth on PDL title run Matthew Gourlie Tommy Wheeldon Jr. is taking a well-earned vacation after winning a championship before he starts building a new club with the same goal in mind. After four years as head coach of Calgary Foothills FC, Wheeldon will assume the role of…

Brennan ready to take on coaching role

Brennan to assume York 9 head coaching post along with role as VP and co-owner Matthew Gourlie When Jim Brennan was introduced as York 9 FC’s head coach he took off a suit jacket and put a track suit top over his dress shirt. It was a fitting symbol. In becoming York 9’s first head…

Hamilton club forging a promising future

New CPL club Forge FC offering co-founding memberships to general public Matthew Gourlie Bob Young described the creation of the Canadian Premier League and a club for Hamilton as a “six-year process.” Thursday all those years of hard work paid off as the Forge Football Club was unveiled in Hamilton at Tim Hortons Field. “The…