Ahead of the 2022 season, sportswear company Macron and the Canadian Premier League have unveiled the primary kits of its eight clubs: HFX Wanderers FC, Atlético Ottawa, York United FC, Forge FC, Valour FC, FC Edmonton, Cavalry FC and Pacific FC.
Each jersey is uniquely-designed to represent the cultural distinctions of each club, outfitted with custom graphics emblematic of their respective communities. In working with Italian sportswear company Macron, the CPL is one of the few leagues with custom-designed kits league-wide. The kits are designed from high-quality eco-fabrics derived from 100% PET recycled polyester certified by the Global Recycle Standard. Starting today, fans can shop the official 2022 league kits via their respective teams’ sites. To kick off the season, take a closer look at the primary kits that will debut during the 2022 season, starting April 7.
Vancouver Island, a populous island part of the Canadian province of British Columbia, is home to idyllic beaches and a flourishing art community. The predominantly purple jersey with blue accents evokes the region’s starfish and the land’s bordering water, the great Pacific. In honor of Vancouver Island’s Red Creek Fir — the largest Douglas fir recorded in history — the jersey showcases a textural fir motif throughout the design. The Gold Champion North Star is positioned above the team’s crest, denoting the club’s 1-0 victory over Forge FC in 2021. Shop Pacific FC here.
Cavalry FC plays out of the Calgary metropolitan region of Alberta, renowned for its natural landmarks like the Elk Island National Park and Columbia Icefield. The team’s home kit — originally unveiled during an event at Spruce Meadows, Cavalry FC’s flagship venue — is outfitted in red with white and green accents that subtly nod to the city’s Rocky Mountains and visionary architecture. The club’s crest, comprised of the chevron and the Lord Strathcona’s Horse, ties in Cavalry FC’s historic regiment of the Canadian Army. Shop Cavalry FC here.
The Eddies 2022 jersey showcases the club’s royal blue thematic, inspired by the Alberta flag. Edmonton is coined “Canada’s Festival City” in response to the city’s bustling music and arts scene. FC Edmonton kit honors the province’s coat of arms, including pops of green, gold, and pink to denote the region’s natural forests, wheat fields and Edmonton’s official flower, the wild rose. Shop FC Edmonton here.
Valour FC plays out of IG field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a multicultural city known for its annual festivals like the notable Jazz Winnipeg Festival. Valour FC will showcase an all-black jersey with harvest gold accents incorporated throughout to demonstrate the team’s unyielding vigor and courage. The simplistic jersey features a maroon overlay at the right sleeve. Shop Valour FC here.
Hamilton, Ontario is lauded for its waterfalls, museums, art galleries and emerging gastronomy scene. Forge FC’s primary 2022 jersey is clad in bright orange with tonal grey and dark orange graphics that appear on the front and black panels. Channeling the energy of its urbanized environment, the jersey features flame motifs at the lower panel to commemorate the spirit of its diverse community. The jersey will include a Legacy Patch in celebration of Forge FC’s winning championships in 2019 and 2020. Shop Forge FC here.
Based in Toronto, Ontario, York United FC’s kit will debut the team’s primary colors: York Green, Lake Ontario Blue and Victory Gold. The jersey evokes the natural landmarks of Ontario, the bordering rivers that run through the northern forests of York and Toronto’s modernized city trails. Highlighted on the jersey is a green-and-blue striped pattern on the front panel. Shop York United FC here.
Atlético Ottawa’s jersey builds upon the historical legacy of its parent company, Atlético Madrid. The jersey sees vertical Federal Red stripes throughout, including an inverted “V” chevron pattern embossed at the lower panel and a large maple leaf motif visible under each player’s number. Shop Atlético Ottawa here.
HFX Wanderers FC’s league kit is representative of Halifax, Nova Scotia, known for recognizable landmarks like the Old Town Clock, Halifax Waterfront and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. In honor of its water-locked region, the HFX Wanderers FC kit features an embossed tidal wave pattern throughout the tonal blue jersey. Shop HFX Wanderers FC here.
Visit Canadian Premier League’s home website to shop the revamped 2022 jerseys and learn more about CPL’s featured teams. Adult jerseys are priced at $119.99 CAD and youth jerseys at $79.99 CAD. Consumers can customize their jerseys with their favorite players or personal names for an added fee of $34.99 CAD.