The Trois-Rivières Attak FC is born

“It’s a great day for soccer in Trois-Rivières because the team finally has an identity,” said Tony Iannitto. “We are very pleased that Marc has accepted to coach the team. He has all the leadership qualities we are looking for as well as the know-how to develop our future stars.”

Dos Santos, a 29-year old coach, has a provincial B and UEFA license. He was head coach of the Lac St.Louis Lakers Senior Team, which is currently in first division of the Quebec Elite Soccer League (LSEQ).

The reserve team also announced the signing of two players: forwards Nicolas Lesage and Jean-Louis Bessé. Formerly with the Trois-Rivières Sélect, the two players were constant offensive threats last summer in the LSEQ. Lesage was top scorer in the league with 23 goals while Bessé finished third overall with 11 goals. They also continued their excellent work at the Canadian national championship, helping the Select clinch the bronze medal.

“Lesage and Bessé have earned their place on the team not because we are doing them any favours but rather because they have proved that they are among the best talents in the province,” said Dos Santos. “We believe we can build a winning team around these two local players.”

The team also announced a new major partner as Stratos Pizzeria joins the club in a five-year partnership. “Stratos is a leading example of the dynamic business community in Trois-Rivières, which also illustrates the level of interest for this team locally,” said Attak Director of Operations Stéphane Chiarello. “With his commitment, Stratos becomes a leader in this venture by being first in line.”

The Attak will kick off its inaugural season in the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) next May. The team will play a total of 22 games, 11 at home at the Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières. Fans who are interested in purchasing season tickets can do so by calling 819-374-2327 or by visiting the website

Mr. Bobby Thivierge was the winner of the contest « Name Your Team » which was launched before the holidays, throughout the province of Quebec, to find a name for the Impact’s reserve club. By submitting the name « Attak de Trois-Rivières », he will receive the club’s first pair of season tickets, as well as the team’s official jersey. The team’s new jersey will be unveiled in upcoming weeks.


Info: Stéphane Chiarello, 819-701-0470