League1 Canada announces exploratory visit to Atlantic Canada

Toronto, ON – (March 14, 2023) – Representatives from League1 Canada will visit Nova Scotia and New Brunswick at the end of March 2023 to discuss the potential for League1 Atlantic, a provincial soccer competition that would expand the existing League1 Canada Alliance.

Meetings will take place in Halifax, N.S. on Thursday, March 30 and in Moncton, N.B. on Friday, March 31. Representatives from organizations interested in discovering more about the opportunity to become an inaugural League1 Atlantic License Holder are welcome to attend either meeting, where presentations will be delivered by Dino Rossi, President, League1 Canada and John Gibson, Director of Interprovincial Affairs, Canadian Soccer Business.

Interested parties are asked to register their interest via and confirm a contact email address where further information will be shared.

League1 Atlantic, like its national counterparts League1 Ontario, League1 BC and Première ligue de soccer du Québec, would be a Division III Pro-Am League comprising both men’s and women’s divisions. If launched, it would become the highest level of women’s soccer in Atlantic Canada and the second highest level of men’s soccer behind the Halifax Wanderers of the Canadian Premier League.

“We are looking forward to heading to Halifax and Moncton to build on the positive dialogue we have enjoyed with many members of the soccer community and stakeholders in the region about the prospect of launching League1 Atlantic,” said Rossi.

“Our presentations will provide context for anyone with a passion for growing the game who would like to understand more about the role of a license holder. We are excited by the potential to deliver a competition in this part of the country and welcome the opportunity to explore the process and timelines in more detail with interested parties.”

League1 Canada, owned and managed by Canadian Soccer Business, launched in March 2022 in partnership with BC Soccer, Ontario Soccer, and Soccer Québec, with a goal of unifying, aligning, and elevating the sport of soccer at the Division III Pro-Am level.