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Forge FC is a Canadian professional soccer club based in Hamilton, Ontario, that competes in the Canadian Premier League, the top tier of Canadian soccer.

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Forge FC Youth Development System

The Forge FC Soccer Skills Clinic welcomes hundreds of youth soccer players to Tim Hortons Field to learn skills from Forge FC coaches and players.  Forge FC coaches and players lead young soccer players through a series of drills to teach them proper techniques and skills. No additional information is provided at the time of this writing on Forge FC Soccer Clinics.

Forge FC Recruitment Trials

At the time of this writing, there is no official publishing’s on Forge FC trials. Please come back at a later date while we monitor this club or click here to visit their official news section. Additionally, explore Forge FC social media accounts below:


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Forge FC History

Even as early as June 2013, when news first surfaced of a professional soccer league being established in Canada, Hamilton was mentioned as a possible location for a professional soccer franchise. Bob Young, owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, was one of the investors that collaborated with the Canadian Soccer Association and its president, Victor Montagliani, to form the company. The majority of the investors were from the Canadian Football League.

In February of 2016, the ownership group requested authorization from the Hamilton City Council to construct a dome over the playing surface at Tim Hortons Field in order to enable activities to take place throughout the entire year, including soccer. It was confirmed that Hamilton’s club would be the flagship franchise of the Canadian Premier League when it was formally declared that the league would be formed.

Hamilton, Ontario – August 8, 2021. The Forge F.C. Hamilton take on the Ottawa at Tim Hortons Field in Canadian Premier League action. This is the home opener for the Forge F.C.

On May 6, 2017, Hamilton was one of two cities that were accepted by the Canadian Soccer Association for professional club membership when the Canadian Premier League was overwhelmingly approved. Hamilton was also one of the locations that hosted a professional soccer team. On July 12, 2018, Forge FC was presented to the public for the first time as the sixth and newest team in the league. In addition to revealing its position in the league for the first 2019 campaign, the team also unveiled its emblem, color scheme, and branding.

The name was selected to allude to the city’s long history in the industrial sector as well as its commitment to forging ahead and developing its future. On April 27, 2019, the club competed for the very first time against York9 FC in the opening match of the Canadian Premier League.

The club, which was considered one of the league’s “inaugural teams,” competed against FC Edmonton and Valour FC for a place in the 2019 CONCACAF League. On June 16, 2019, the club qualified into the league after earning a 2โ€“0 victory over Valour FC. Forge advanced to the round of 16 in their first ever encounter on the international stage by claiming a 2โ€“1 victory over Antigua GFC in the aggregate score of their two-leg preliminary round series. There, the Honduran club Olimpia defeated Forge FC 4โ€“2 overall to eliminate them from competition.

Forge FC Stadium

The club calls Tim Hortons Field, a multi-purpose stadium with 23,218 seats and a history of largely being utilized for Canadian football, its home field for all of its home games. The number of spectators has been limited to 10,000 in order to create a more personal atmosphere for the fans.

The stadium first opened its doors in 2014 to serve as the permanent home of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In 2015, the stadium was utilized as a venue for the sport of soccer at the Pan American Games.

Forge FC Crest

Both the letter “H” for Hamilton and the letter “F” for Forge are used into the design of the crest. The waterfall is represented by the wide space in the writing, and the city, community, and club of Forge FC are each represented by one of the three orange sparks.

The ‘H’ from the primary crest is displayed at the head of the club’s secondary crest, which is a hammer with six stripes on the handle. These stripes are meant to represent the six municipalities that merged to form the new City of Hamilton in 2001: Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Flamborough, Glanbrook, and of course, Hamilton.

The official colors of the club are “spark orange,” “platinum steel” grey, and “waterfall white.” These colors represent the sparks that are created when a hammer is struck, the local manufacturing industry, and the many waterfalls that are located in the area. Forge FC will play their first home game in June, which will be on the 9th of June, in a black and gold kit to honor the date that Hamilton was founded in 1846. The Hamilton Tigers, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the Hamilton Bulldogs have all competed in their respective sports while donning the city’s historic team colors.