VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have hired former Canadian national team goaltender Stephanie Labbe as general manager of the club’s women’s program.
“I will continue to push the envelope on what is possible in this country, and provide opportunities for our Canadian players to have the choice to stay home in Canada to pursue their dreams.” – @stephlabbe1#VWFC
—Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) October 6, 2022
In a statement sent Thursday, the Whitecaps said Labbe would « oversee and transform » this program.
Among its tasks is that of evaluating the feasibility of developing a national women’s league, which would include a professional club in Vancouver.
Aged 35, Labbe announced in January that she was ending her playing career, she who was then playing for Paris Saint-Germain.
Labbe played a crucial role in Canada’s Olympic gold medal win at the Tokyo Games. She also won a bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.