Ledgerwood Signs One Year Extension With Cavalry FC
Cavalry FC Captain Nikolas Ledgerwood will be returning to Spruce Meadows for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season.
The 35-year-old has signed a one year extension with the Alberta-based team, where he’s made thirty appearances and contributed four goals across all competitions (one of which came in the league’s biggest win). This year saw him collect a single goal and assist across seven appearances at The Island Games.
A crucial figure for the Cavalry FC locker room, the veteran – who has appeared for the Canadian national team some fifty times – still has more to contribute on the pitch.
2020 has definitely been a hard year and it just magnified how much I miss sharing a home stadium with our fans. I honestly can’t wait to share my passion and love for the game again in a packed ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows in 2021.Nik Ledgerwood
Ledgerwood becomes the twelfth player to sign on for the club’s 2021 campaign, with head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. re-signing a core contingent that all saw action at The Island Games before bringing in Brazilian winger Richard Luca and two fresh faces in Ahinga Selemani and former York United midfielder Joseph Di Chiara.
Turning 36 in a month, Ledgerwood clocks in as the oldest athlete in the Canadian Premier League. There’s the very real possibility that this could be his final season, with his long-time national team squadmate David Edgar having hung up his boots last month.
Nik is an integral part of our football club as beyond being a terrific player, he has so many intangible qualities that set a great example for the younger players in our squad. His experience is invaluable to the team as he brings great professionalism, a high level of compete in training and game days and ultimately sets the standard of what it means to play for our crest. These are valuable assets to have in the role of a captain and we are delighted to keep this story going with Nik continuing to lead our side on and off the pitch.Tommy Wheeldon Jr.
Having accumulated some 1,500 minutes of action for Cavalry FC, he’s provided a lot of character-setting to create a culture that Tommy Wheeldon Jr. says has been crucial to the club’s success both on and off the pitch. With over 370 professional appearances to his name – many in Germany – the lessons he gives to the club’s youngsters are likely to be invaluable, too.
Cavalry FC did not disclose the financial terms of Ledgerwood’s one year extension with Cavalry FC.