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Windsor City’s Owen Antoniuk Joins Calgary Foothills

By on March 19, 2024 0 551 Views

The Calgary Foothills FC men’s side have begun constructing their roster ahead of the 2024 League1 Alberta season, revealing today their first major signing in Owen Antoniuk.

The reigning L1A men’s Champions announced the signing Monday on X (formerly Twitter) highlighting Antoniuk’s ‘dynamic attacking prowess’ as a key reason for the signing.

Antoniuk has previously described himself as a box-to-box midfielder who likes “being creative and building-up attacks, getting stuck in, but having that little bit of flair in terms of finishing or creating chances.”

Antoniuk joining the Foothills marks the fourth roster the Calgary-native has been a part of since 2020. Beginning his development as a footballer at the age of 16 when he entered the Vancouver Whitecaps system, he would quickly become a household name of the Caps’ MLS NEXT PRO fans in their 2022 inaugural season.

Whitecaps FC 2 Owen Antoniuk

After a promising start with the Caps, Antoniuk was loaned to Canadian Premier League side Atletico Ottawa to provide the surging club with much-needed U21 Canadian minutes. Despite a promising first appearance against FC Edmonton, however, the 20 year-old would only make it onto the pitch an additional four times, accumulating 168 minutes and a single yellow card.

After having returned to Vancouver following the end of his loan in the nation’s capital, he would once again make a move Ontario-bound to the Rose City, donning number eleven for the newly-rebranded Windsor City FC of League1 Ontario. Here, he was a mainstay on the club’s Starting eleven, netting 13 goals over 20 games, grossing 1780 minutes played, and proving to be deadly when combined with L1O Defender Of The Year Gianfranco Facchineri.

Antoniuk will be looking to reset his professional career in the League1 Alberta system while also cementing himself as a mainstay within the Foothills lineup. His new club at large are seeking to defend their 2023 league title as the Calgary Foothills and the rest of their semi-pro counterparts enter the first true season of D3 soccer in the province.

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