Surf Nation Rides its First Wave Into Canada with OCSC & SoccerX
For Immediate Release
Ottawa, ON – June 4, 2021 – Ottawa City Soccer Club (OCSC) is proud to announce its partnership with Surf Club Sports (San Diego, CA) and SoccerX. This new partnership is the first arrival of the Surf brand in Canada which beyond creating improved experiences and opportunities for their players and community, they will also be outfitted in a new collection of Nike Surf apparel for the entire club and its players.
As part of this program, all OCSC coaches and players will wear the Surf badge on their club apparel program. Members will be outfitted in top-line Nike uniform and sideline apparel which will be organized and provided by SoccerX, will have designated kits for general club members and coaches, and Surf Select gear for the premiere players who take part in the Surf Select program.
“Soccer Express could not be more excited to partner with Ottawa City SC, along with Nike and Surf Nation, in what we are certain will be a partnership truly beneficial to all parties,” says Brad Leitch, Brand Leader for Soccer Express and OneTeam Sports Group. “Our goal is to provide OCSC’s Surf Nation members a best in class service platform with world class football apparel, along with offering one of the most unique programs we have in the marketplace.”
“We are excited to have Soccer X as our partner and we look forward to a great working relationship as they support our club.” Ottawa City SC Executive Director Kim Gamble said. “Soccer X, Nike & Surf offers a great opportunity for our members to have a quality product with a World Class brand and they will serve Ottawa City SC well for years to come!”
Surf USA leader Andy Prosser noted, “Surf Nation is delighted to partner with Soccer X and Nike as the official Canadian apparel provider. We have worked together to create a smooth process for our community, clubs, players and families. Along with Nike being the pioneer in soccer globally we believe Soccer X is the market leader in Canada. We look forward to developing this relationship further along with expanding the Surf brand’
The Ottawa City Soccer Club provides an enhanced soccer experience for all members through quality coach education, community engagement, and a supportive training environment for all players. With over 80 years of soccer history began somewhere on a pitch in 1966 originally as the Ottawa Royals SC. OCSC’s vision is to foster a lifelong passion for the beautiful game.
For over 44 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in youth soccer. With over $7 Million in charitable donations, 16 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate, and youth national team players, we are forever striving to be the “Best of the Best.” OCSC joins 35 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what they are proud to call Surf Nation.
Founded in 1998, SoccerX specializes in partnering with soccer clubs across Canada to fulfil every possible need. The company has a large retail presence in Vancouver operating a 10,000 square foot facility and distribution and production facilities. The website, soccerx.com, services players, coaches and teams across the country and operates dozens of Club stores where players can purchase custom printed apparel and accessories from soccer’s biggest brands in Nike, adidas, Puma and Admiral.