Women in Soccer

Inclusivity is a core value for Chinooks FC. The commitment to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for all is vital for the organization. Accordingly, we seek to enrich the lives of our members through specific initiatives. 

Our objectives 

  • Perpetual improvement of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Chinooks FC. 
  • Welcoming players and families of diverse backgrounds and experiences. 
  • Ensure our players can feel safe regardless of culture, color, ancestry, nationality, age, political beliefs, religion, family status, physical or mental disability, gender, or sexual orientation. 
  • Increase Accessibility 
  • Offer programs to our players that target underrepresented groups. 

 According to Sport Canada’s 2005 Sport Participation in Canada report, girls and women are the most underrepresented in the Canadian sport and recreation system although they account for more than 50 percent of the population. 

 Awareness about biomechanical and physiological considerations unique to women and girls has increased, providing a foundation to improve training methods and competition programs for athletes; however, large gaps persist in knowledge and practice relating to the psycho-social factors that influence women and girls as participants, athletes, coaches, officials, leaders, or administrators (Canada Soccer).

Chinooks FC strives to create an environment and a community where women and girls lead healthy lives and have opportunities to contribute in meaningful ways. 

Chinooks FC continuously strives to increase the participation rate of women players and coaches. 


Kaie Younger

Position: Striker
Strong Foot: Right
Favorite Women’s team: Bayern Munich
Favorite Women’s player: Janine Beckie

When did you start playing soccer?
I started playing soccer when I was three years old. 

When did you start playing for Chinooks? 
I started playing for Chinooks in 2018.

Favorite soccer playing memory:
My favourite soccer memory was winning our CMSA final. It was one of the biggest matches of my youth playing career and we won 7-0!!

Proudest moment as a player:
My proudest moment was telling my coach that our team needed a tactical change during a match. He initially refused but as soon as he made the change we scored and won the game! 

What do you enjoy the most about coaching:
I enjoy seeing the kids develop and grow to love the game the same way I did at their age. 

Next Steps:
I will be playing for SAIT Women’s Soccer team and Chinooks Women’s team while continuing to coach with Chinooks. Come support us!!!

Message to the young Chinooks girl players: Trust the process and always believe in yourself! 

Kaie, thank you for being part of the Chinooks Family, we are proud and excited to celebrate your future achievements!