History

1999/2000

Single adult men’s team formed, played in MCSL 4th Division. Won Championship and promotion to 3rd Division.

2001

Hanover Kickers Soccer Club formed. Third place & promotion to 2nd Division.

2002

Third place 2nd Division. New team Strikers added to 4th Division. Finished 3rd in Division.

2003

  • Kickers, second place & promotion to 1st Division. Fair play winners.
  • Strikers 3rd in 4th Division & promotion to 3rd Division.
  • Kickers assume control of youth soccer in Steinbach.

2004

  • Kickers sixth place, won fair play award for 2nd time.
  • Strikers third place in Division 3.
  • Old Timers team started 35yo.
  • U16 boys team playing in Winnipeg, Playoff finalists.

2005

  • Kickers in 1st Division.
  • Strikers in 3rd Division.
  • New team added, Hanover Sting, in 6th Division.
  • New girls U16 team added playing in Winnipeg.
  • Old Timers join Masters Division of MMSL.
  • U16 boys unbeaten in regular season play.
  • 28 Mini (U3 – U8) teams, approx 250 players.
  • 12 Youth (U9 – U18) teams, approx 240 players.
  • TOTAL PLAYERS: 607.

Our contribution to a Canadian total of 825,031 registered soccer players, with 86% being youth players, also 42% being Female.*

There are nearly 100,000 registered Coaches in Canada.*

The CSA (Canadian Soccer Association) has the target of being the first sport in Canada to reach the One Million mark in terms of registered participants.*

To help achieve this target, we need to provide the participants with:
a) quality coaching at grass roots.
b) quality facilities to encourage staying in the program.
c) equal opportunities for all.

*Excerpt from CSA booklet “First Steps, First Kicks” coaching 6-10 year olds.

February 2006

  • All winter player development academy for some U12’s & U16’s.
  • More coaches and referee’s qualified.
  • Hosts for Eastman Youth Soccer League end of season tourney.
  • Plans to start a senior women’s program.
  • After more than four years lobbying Steinbach City Council, we are as close as we can be to beginning work on a new soccer complex. The club having raised $150,000. in sponsorship/donations, are asking the city to approve spending approx $450,000 to complete the first phase of the complex.

June/July 2006

FIFA World Cup Finals held in Germany. Over 4 billion people watch the Final game between Italy and France, where Italy wins to become World champions.

October 2006

Construction of the new Soccer Complex begins with earthmoving and shaping of 5 full size fields seeding to be completed in summer/fall 2007.

Summer 2007

Drainage, irrigation and a well is installed in the new soccer fields, along with detailed landscaping of fields and perimeters before seeding was completed before fall.

Spring 2008

Council approve spending to install access road and parking lot for Soccer Complex during summer 2008. This means the site will be fully operational for season 2009.

Summer 2009

We're Thankful For Our Sponsors!