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Langford’s Pacific FC unveil Indigenous-designed alternate jersey ahead of season

With soccer season on the horizon, Pacific FC have unveiled their 2024 alternate jersey featuring Indigenous-designed art focused on resilience and reconciliation.

The 2024 alternate kit was designed by Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. and features the salmon, a symbol of the resilience and perseverance required on the continued journey toward truth and reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

For each jersey sold, Pacific FC and Johnny, whose traditional name is Thii Hayqwtun, will donate $20 to Indigenous-based organizations such as Hope and Health and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.

“The salmon represents resilience and that reminds me of Indigenous people surviving oppression in Canada,” said Johnny.

“This jersey will create awareness and raise questions among Canadians about how we can make a positive change in the future and inspire our youth.”

Pacific FC became the first organization in professional sport history in Canada to don an Indigenous-designed jersey in 2022, when Johnny created the club’s alternate kit design that season.

Johnny’s latest kit design for the club in 2024 features salmons in both of Pacific’s
colours, purple and teal, on a white background.

(Sheldon Mack / Pacific FC)

Johnny draws parallels between the thousands of miles salmons swim, avoiding predators such as whales, seals, and fishermen or women, and the long road still ahead for the healing and reconciliation with Indigenous people in Canada.

“Our mandate as a club is to empower young people to create their own thriving futures,” said Paul Beirne, Managing Director, Pacific FC.

“This jersey represents our commitment to using our platform to work towards a better future for Indigenous youth in our community.”

The kits were produced in collaboration with Macron, the official kit provider for the CPL, and features TELUS, the League’s Official and Exclusive Telecommunications, Digital Health, and Home Security partner, as the front of jersey sponsor for the second season.

Additionally, CIBC returns as the Pacific FC sleeve sponsor for 2024.

Jersey proceeds will help support an upcoming Hope and Health event on Vancouver Island on Sunday, March 24th.

The jersey retails for $124.99 and comes in sizes youth to 4XL—it’s now available for purchase online here.

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Pacific FC previously unveiled its primary kit, which celebrates the communities that make Vancouver Island special, last month.

The Tridents will take to the field for their home opener at Starlight Stadium in Langford on April 13th against coastal rival Halifax Wanderers FC—you can sign up for pre-sale tickets for the match (and future matches) here!

 

Pacific FC Home-Opener vs. Halifax Wanderers FC

  • When: Saturday, April 13th – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Starlight Stadium, 1089 Langford Pkwy
  • Tickets: Sign up for pre-sale here

 

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