Upstairs in a bar, overlooking downtown Vancouver, they gathered. Despite the balloons and the sound system at the front of the room, the crowd of roughly 150 people weren’t there for a birthday party, but a celebration of a different sort.
Will Cromack and Colin Elmes stood in front of the crowd, each taking a turn with the microphone. The group facing them had gathered to support the two’s ambitious project, one the pair hoped would lead to better development of Canadian footballers.
The men had known each other as teammates on the same university football team and reconnected in the summer of 2016.
Elmes is a former University of British Columbia varsity soccer player and Canadian national team member, while Cromack played alongside Elmes and represented Canada at the youth levels. Read More