Wheat Kings and Pretty Things: Valour FC Unveil 2022 Alternate Kit

While Canada’s men’s national team was securing its berth in the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, another Canadian soccer team was unveiling a new kit for the upcoming season.

Canadian Premier League side Valour FC, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, unveiled its 2022 alternate kit on Sunday, just prior to kickoff of the Canada-Jamaica match. The unveiling took place at a watch party at the Pinnacle Club at IG Field, where the club plays its home games.

The new kit, manufactured by league-wide supplier Macron, is predominantly white, with gold trim on the collars and sleeve cuffs. Gold inserts also appear on each shoulder and on stripes at the hem.

The front of the jersey contained an embossed pattern of wheat stalks, which mirrors the wheat stalks found in Valour FC’s crest.

The back of the jersey and the sleeves are solid white. The league’s slogan, “We are Many, We are One” is printed on the back collar, as it is on all other 2022 CPL kits.

Wheat has been one of the backbones of Manitoba’s economy for over 100 years. According to the provincial government, there were 3.1 million acres of seeded wheat fields in Manitoba in 2020, which yielded exports of 4.2 million tonnes of wheat valued at $1.3 billion Cdn.

All photos courtesy Canadian Premier League