“The number 9 is a forward thinking player. He must anticipate the future…and then act on it.”
York Region is forward thinking, as are its 9 distinct municipalities: Aurora – East Gwillimbury – Georgina – King – Markham – Newmarket – Richmond Hill – Vaughan – Whitchurch/Stouffville
Featuring Highway 9 in the west, and including Viva Transit’s “9th Line” this sprawling region boasts the charming main streets of Newmarket and Unionville along with a rapidly evolving skyline in booming Vaughan.
“Ontario’s Rising Star” has also provided Canadian Soccer with many bright lights, including Vaughan’s Marco Reda and Newmarket’s Marcel DeJong.
But perhaps its most recognized native soccer son is now a managing partner of the Canadian Premier League’s ambitious new franchise. Jim Brennan represented his country 49 times, helped win the 2000 Gold Cup, and came full circle to finish his career at home with Toronto FC.
9 municipalities…one goal; harness the energy of 1.3 million people, and build a club that is authentic, futuristic, and has a “football first” mentality.
At their disposal; 55,000 registered players spread amongst 15 youth clubs, 6 OPDL clubs, and 4 League One Ontario sides.
An innovative, environmentally inspired stadium made from Tyrolian wood will instantly become an iconic venue for the region.
Wearing a modern charcoal strip inspired by neighbouring Black Creek, York’s first professional sports club will shoot for the stars, while keeping the ball on the ground. In all likelihood, the club will employ a traditional number 9 type player, but the actual number nine jersey will be reserved for, and worn exclusively by the supporters.
Playing the right way and tapping into York’s Region’s youth riches. Environmental responsibility with comprehensive community connectivity and total team transparency.
York 9 FC.