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Valour FC holds try-outs at Investors Group Field

WATCH: Valour FC GM/Head Coach Rob Gale talks about the turnout for the league's Open Trials.

Winnipeg’s Canadian Premier League soccer team held try-outs Thursday afternoon.

Valour FC had over 200 players — 85 per cent of whom were Manitobans — on the pitch at Investors Group Field.

“We had a player come (from) as far as Japan,” said Valour FC head coach and general manager Rob Gale.

“It just shows the interest worldwide in the new professional league here.”

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About 20 of the participants will be invited back to day two of camp on Friday before the list is cut down again for try-outs in the spring.

Valour FC and the CPL kick off in April of next year. Gale feels that whoever makes the cut, his squad will be ready.

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“You can watch the videos, talk to agents, but when you get the interactions with the players, that’s what we do it for,” Gale said.

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