A merger for the top men's and women's soccer teams in Guelph.
The ownership for Guelph United FC men's soccer acquired the Guelph Union women's team, in what officials said is an effort to "optimize their impact in the soccer community."
Both teams play in League1 Ontario in the men's premier division and women's premier division respectively.
Guelph United general manager Keith Mason will take on the same role for the women's side.
"It's an exciting time for Guelph," Mason said in a news release. "To have the two premium, semi-professional soccer teams under one umbrella is going to be fantastic for our community.
"Uniting of the two makes us a complete club. We can offer the same sort of quality and services to the women's side as the men's side and help players reach that next level, whether that's getting into L1O or beyond."
The hope is to also field a women's reserve division team next season.
The team said all competitive women's teams will retain the Guelph Union name.
Last season, the Guelph Union finished 13th in the 20-team women's division with a 7-9-3 record and missed the playoffs.
And after winning a championship in 2021, the men's side narrowly missed the 2022 playoffs with a 13-5-3 record, good for seventh in the division.