About the Sons of Italy Football Club
Sons of Italy Hamilton FC became a reality in February of 2007, when the Hamilton District Oldtimers Soccer League granted the Sons of Italy Trieste Lodge its first team. HDOTSL is the largest Senior Men's league in North America with 40+ teams across 4 divisions. In 2009, a formal constitution and executive board was established to oversee the club's expansion to include a second SOI FC team. The first two teams "Trieste" and "Roma" are named after the Sons of Italy Lodges located in Hamilton, Ontario. In subsequent years the club has expanded to two Ladies teams “Azzurre”, "Fiorentina" and a mens U35 team "Napoli", as well as one additional HDOTSL team "Internazionale".
The name Sons of Italy FC was selected for its simplicity. The acronym FC for “Federazione Calcio” is synonymous with soccer and with great soccer clubs around the world. The logo integrates a traditional shield with imagery reflecting the Canadian Maple Leaf, the Sons of Italy Golden Lion and the colours of the Italian Flag. The blue kits the players wear connects us to the colours of the many famous National Italian Soccer teams of the past. The SOI FC motto of "Friends, Family and Fun" and pre game chant of "SOI, SOI, SOI!" truly reflect the club's character that was developed during our inaugural season.