The NASL's Ottawa Fury FC today announced that the Complexe Branchaud-Brière in Gatineau will house the club’s first-ever training camp beginning March 3. Training camp will run for four weeks in Gatineau before moving south to Sunrise, FL where the club will continue training camp at the world-renowned KICS Sports Complex leading up to the season opener against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on April 12.
“It’s an honour for us to bring the Ottawa Fury FC brand to the Outaouais region. Gatineau has an incredible facility, in Branchaud-Briere and this will definitely put our players in the right training environment,” said Fury FC Head Coach Marc Dos Santos. “We strongly believe that this will bring the region closer to our Club and give more opportunities to players in the Outaouais”
“Vision Multisport Outaouais is extremely pleased to receive Ottawa Fury FC of the North American Soccer League (NASL) for their training session of 2014 at Complexe Branchaud-Brière. They represent an ideal of sports excellence in the region that aligns well with the vision and mission of our group,” said Nicholas Gamelin, Director of Customer Service and Business Development at Complexe Branchaud-Brière. “We believe that this partnership will be beneficial for the growth of soccer all across Outaouais.”
The Fury FC training camp moves to Sunrise, FL on March 31 where the club will train at one of the premier training centre – the KICS Sports Complex – that has hosted training camps for countless national team programs including the Canadian National teams, MLS teams, International club teams and numerous NCAA programs.
Fury FC will feature in five pre-season matches – two will take place at Branchaud-Brière, one in Rochester, N.Y. and the final pair in Sunrise, FL. All Fury FC preseason matches are open to the media and public with limited seating available. The preseason schedule is as follows:
• Saturday, March 15: Kickoff – 7:30pm vs York University (CIS) @ Complexe Branchaud-Brière
• Friday, March 21: Kickoff – 7:00pm vs Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) @ Sahlen Stadium (Rochester, N.Y.)
• Saturday, March 29: Kickoff – 7:30pm vs Syracuse University (NCAA) @ Complexe Branchaud-Brière
• Tuesday, April 2: Kickoff – TBD vs Floridians FC (PDL) @ KICS Sports Complex
• Saturday, April 5: Kickoff – TBD vs FIU (NCAA) @ KICS Sports Complex