(WINDSOR, ON) – The Ciociaro Club has announced that the facility will host Frosinone Calcio, a Serie A Italian professional soccer club, from July 29 to July 31. Frosinone plays in Lazio, Italy, the same region where the the members of Ciociaro Club originated.
Frosinone Calcio was founded in 1912 and is considered the one of the most popular clubs in the Lazio Region. Following the team’s promotion to Italy’s top soccer division, Serie A, Frosinone Calcio has ambitious plans to build its fan base throughout the world and to create formal and lasting relationships with local soccer authorities and soccer clubs.
“We’re excited and honoured to bring to Windsor-Essex County a unique experience of Italian professional soccer and proud to host Frosinone Calcio, which hails from our ancestral homeland in Italy,” said Anna Vozza, the vice-president of Ciociaro Club.
Frosinone Calcio will practice at the club at 9:30am on July 30 before playing an exhibition match against Detroit City FC, in Hamtramck, at 7pm the next evening.
“We decided to come to Canada in July to kick-start our training for the 2018-2019 season and are travelling to Windsor for three days to be with the community,” said Salvatore Gualtieri, director of marketing for Frosinone Calcio. “It is an honour to have the opportunity to play a game against Detroit City FC so that the soccer fans in Windsor-Essex have the opportunity to see Frosinone Calcio play.”
“The Essex County Soccer Association (“ECSA”) is proud to support this excellent initiative which will serve to further promote soccer throughout Windsor-Essex. This official tour of an Italian Professional Soccer Club in Windsor-Essex acknowledges the progress we have made in player development. Frosinone Calcio is looking to build lasting relationships with our local soccer clubs. I congratulate the Ciociaro Club for their efforts to support youth soccer through this initiative,” said Joe Barile, President of ECSA.
- Banquet (Sunday, July 29th): The Ciociaro Club will host a banquet in Frosinone Calcio’s honour at 7pm with a VIP meet and greet with corporate sponsors at 6pm. Tickets are $75, which include an extravagant dinner and can be purchased by calling the Ciociaro Club at 519-737-6153.
- Open Practice (Monday, July 30th): The Ciociaro Club will host an open practice with Frosinone Calcio at 9:30am at the main stadium field. The entire community of Windsor-Essex is invited to watch the open practice and participate in this exceptional experience.
- Frosinone Calcio vs. Detroit City FC (Tuesday, July 31st): Frosinone Calcio will play Detroit City FC in an international friendly game in Hamtramck at 7pm. The Ciociaro Club is offering a special package for $35 which includes bus transportation and a ticket to the game. Or, you can purchase game tickets for $20. Call 519-737-6153 to purchase tickets.