July 14, 2024
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NSL’s Montreal Team Adds Big Names To Leadership Team

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Montreal’s Northern Super League team is adding two big female names to the club’s leadership team ahead of its inaugural season.

The team has just announced Montreal Alliance’s Annie Larouche as its first President and former France international Marinette Pichon as its Sporting Director.

“They will help build a solid foundation for the personal and professional growth of female athletes, while upholding the club’s values of courage, integrity and diversity,” add club co-founders Isabele Chevalier and Jean-Francois Crevier, who state they are delighted to see the duo help with them write this page of history in Quebecois sporting history.

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Larouche brings decades of sporting experience with her to Montreal’s NSL team, having spent 25 years in the Alouettes organization before joining the CEBL’s Montreal Alliance as a VP in 2021, moving up to the role of Club President last year. She will remain with the basketball team through to the end its current season on July 28.

Pichon will be a recognizable name for fans of the women’s game: capped 112 times for France, she contributed an astounding 81 international goals with a club career that saw her play for the likes of the WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge, W-League’s New Jersey Wildcats, and the team that would eventaully become Paris FC, amongst others.

The former football pro has lived in Quebec since 2019, having recently held the role of the LaSalle Minor Soccer Association’s General Manager.

The newly-unveiled NSL team is still in its early stages has yet to unveil its identity, colours, and a logo, with the owners stating a main brand launch is slated for September. While the team will be ready for 2025, a permanent home won’t be: they will play on different fields for year one as a stadium solution comes to fruition.

Co-founders Chevalier and Crevier has also leaned on input from former Alouettes President Patrick Boivin and former player Amy Walsh, too.

Chevalier herself is a veteran entrepreneur-investor who fans may recall seeing on the French edition of Dragons Den, while Crevier owns a an automotive and commercial lubricant manufacture and distributor of significant stature, adding big capital to the table.

The Northern Super League will kick off with six teams in April 2025. Of those six, three have now unveiled their branding: the Calgary Wild, AFC Toronto, and the Halifax Tides. Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa are the others.

Header Image Photo Courtesy: NSL Montreal

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