Included in the presentation was a clip of local kids chanting "LET'S GO FOOTHILLS!", and these kids were not only mentioned as potential future players, but future Foot Soldiers. While the Foot Soldiers had been bandied about since early 2014, this was really the first official mention of the group from the club.
And so, you could say, this way the day that the Foot Soldiers were born.
We're not going to lie, building a supporters group from scratch appears much harder now that it is a real task. Creating a Twitter account and getting followers is the easy part. Getting those followers to show up to games, sing, chant, yell and become a force on the Calgary sports scene seems like a monumental task, At least from this vantage point.
But we're up for the challenge.
Now the only question is, are YOU?