April 21, 2022, North Vancouver, BC — ALTITUDE FC is delighted to announce a new partnership with BlueShore Financial, a local financial institution focused on helping clients achieve financial wellness. BlueShore Financial will be the Gold sponsor for ALTITUDE FC, the North Shore’s new semi-pro soccer team.
ALTITUDE FC will begin representing the North Shore with a men’s and women’s team in the inaugural season of League1 BC starting in May 2022. The goal of the league is to provide a transition for players with aspirations to play professional soccer, but need more time, training and mentoring in a local, semi-pro environment.
Mark Marshall, ALTITUDE FC club co-founder, said upon execution of the agreement, “When we set out to establish the Club, all of us in the founding group shared League1 BC’s vision of focusing on young adults who could stay in their communities while they pursued their soccer dreams. The community is the root of the club, and BlueShore Financial is one of the corporate anchors of our community. They immediately identified the opportunity to connect with – players and families engaged in local youth clubs, young men and women who want to pursue higher-level soccer in their own country, and residents who choose to live on the North Shore and in Sea-to-Sky country because of the strong identity that binds us all together.”
Chris Catliff, President and CEO of BlueShore Financial said, “Currently, our Canadian men’s and women’s national teams are enjoying great success. We are proud to partner with ALTITUDE FC to provide even more opportunities for soccer players of all ages and demographics, while fostering physical wellness here on the West Coast. Promoting wellness in all its forms is integral to BlueShore’s values.”
The teams are scheduled to play a 12-game regular season – with six home games and six away games – against the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy, the TSS Rovers, the UBC-affiliated Varsity FC and clubs in Langley, Kamloops and Victoria. The team will play at North Vancouver’s Kinsmen Field, with a special club-zone and programming for youth players from local clubs to come out to support the Altitude FC teams.
Tickets will be available in the near future. More details about ticket sales and club merchandise will be announced in the coming weeks.
About BlueShore Financial
BlueShore Financial is a boutique financial institution providing a full range of personal and business banking, wealth management, insurance and commercial lending solutions. With a branch network located across the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor, BlueShore Financial helps clients achieve financial wellness® through personalized solutions and expert advice, delivered in a unique Financial Spa® branch environment. BlueShore Financial manages $6.9 billion in Assets Under Administration and is consistently ranked among the top 10 financial planning firms in Metro Vancouver.
BlueShore Financial is an Imagine Canada Caring Company, contributing at least 1% of pre-tax profits annually to charities and not-for-profit organizations within the communities it serves. BlueShore Financial is the operating name of BlueShore Financial Credit Union.
About Altitude FC
ALTITUDE FC is a Canadian semi-professional soccer club based in North Vancouver, British Columbia that will play in League1 BC starting in May of 2022. The club will field both women’s and men’s teams. For more information about ALTITUDE FC, visit the club’s website at www.altitudefc.ca