Soccer Gains Interest

Early soccer team.  Photo courtesy of "Homegrown Heroes: A Sports History of Sudbury".Throughout the 1900's, soccer slowly grew in popularity.  Sudbury, Copper Cliff, North Bay, Garson, and Creighton would play against each other throughout the summer without having created a formal league.

Soccer was referred to as "football" in Sudbury's early days, and as such, the first soccer club was known as the Sudbury Football Club (S.F.C.).  The S.F.C. did not have a standard group of players for all games.  A membership meeting was held a few days before a game to determine who would play.  The deciding factor was often a question of availability rather than talent, and it wasn't uncommon for a team to play short-handed if enough players couldn't be found.


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