Author: Allan Gorman

Battalion Chant Night – Friday April 26th

Friday evening we will be hosting our ‘Battalion Chant Night’ at Stonewalls (339 Yrk Blvd) from 7pm-9pm


Come down, have a beer, learn the words to our songs and chants, and think up some new ones.


We will have scarves and tshirts for sale.


All are welcome.

Battalion Charity Cup

Barton St. Battalion Charity Cup kicks off on the 18th of October, playing on the same pitch we will all be watching Forge FC, Tim Hortons Field. Teams from Niagara, Mississauga, Kitchener, Forge FC as well as our own Battalion will be competing to raise money for the brilliant Interval House of Hamilton, their mission being ”  Violence free lives for all women, children and communities”. Very pleased to say 100% of the money raised will be donated to them.

As for the format, an 8 team, 7v7 tournament, (including goalkeepers) where each team will play 3 x 20 minute games, plus a final will be played that evening. There will be 2 groups of four teams competing, the winner of each group advances to the final. The tournament is open to men and women. We request players be over the age of 16. There is no limit to the amount of players per team, (we would suggest 12 minimum) and the cost to each player per team is a minimum of $10. Some teams have amazingly committed to $20 per player. After all, it’s for a fantastic charity!

If you want to register to play for Barton St. Battalion, please add your contact details to our sign up sheet by using the link:  Our aim is to have at least two teams representing our Supporters Group. Skill level and fitness level are not a necessity! (*This signup form is not for other teams.*)

We are aware than many people might not have the opportunity to join in or attend, due to time or location, so we have also set up an online donations page

Please give any amount you can, it is more than greatly appreciated.

Let’s make this a great night of soccer under the floodlights, whilst raising  lots of money for a truly worthy cause!

As our group keeps growing, some questions keep appearing. Hopefully this helps.

Please contact us if you want to find out more about our supporters group – 

Battalion Pub Night – Aug 19th

Battalions! Pub night is back and we have a fun filled event in store. 

August 19th from 5pm.

This time on a Sunday evening (which hopefully works out best for the majority) at The Capitol Bar. There will be merch for sale, as well as some big news and plans to be announced, plus no doubt some reminiscing over the launch of our team Forge FC.

Bring your scarves, grab a drink and catch up with the first supporters group of CanPL and the loudest to launch a team.

If you are new to the group or looking to join this is the perfect way, come say hi, get to know the group and introduce yourselves as well as picking up a scarf. 

Hope everyone can make it, looking forward to seeing you all.

(**This pub night is an open event, please add yourself you the invited section of this event to this link**)


Launch Details

Battalions, some information ahead of our launch.

Gates officially open from 6pm, but we as a group can enter from 5pm onwards, at gate number 3. We will have a Battalion booth on the field, head to that as you enter.

Membership sign up for Barton St Battalion will happen between 5-6.30pm. It will be a $50 deposit by card. The membership number you recieve is your place in line when the team begins calling fans for the purchase of seasons tickets, i.e. member 57 is the 57th phone call the club make. A membership allows you to purchase multiple season tickets, so families etc will only need to pay one $50 deposit for one membership.

Our booth will have merchandise for sale, and it will also be where deposits are taken, by the club.

We as a group will all be invited on stage during launch, which starts at 7pm, so we will all need to be massed together prior, around 6.45.

After the event ends, we will all be heading to The Capitol Bar for drinks to celebrate.

Make sure to bring and wear your battalion scarves and any other gear you already own. We will have about 40-50 flags to wave, as well as drums, banners etc.

Hopefully this answers all questions, and again apologies for it being late notice. It is going to be a great day, it looks like a huge turnout. Hope everyone is just as excited. Soccer returns to Hamilton, and we will all be there to witness it.

Hamilton CanPL Launch

Thursday July 12th sees the moment all soccer fans in Hamilton have been waiting for, the launch of our very own team into the Canadian Premier League. The club name, colours and logo will all be revealed in what is certain to be the largest and loudest unveiling yet. Make sure you are a part of something special, and join in with the Barton St. Battalion as we witness the moment our city and soccer unite.

The event takes place at Tim Hortons Field.  and starts at 7pm, (with gates opening at 6pm). Tickets are currently available by clicking this link. The Battalion will have a booth on the field, where we will have scarves and other merchandise available, as well as more information on the group. Make sure to find us before the event begins, as we will be making our presence felt with flags, banners and drums. After all, it’s party time. 

The Ambitious City is about to embrace soccer, be with us as we welcome it to Hamilton.