At FGL Sports, our mission is to help Canadians live healthy, active lives. Through our passion for sports and activity, we strive to make a positive impact on our employees, customers, and communities. The success of FGL Sports depends on the way we achieve our objectives.
You’re sports-minded, engaged, and a big believer in community. Under the FGL Sports umbrella, there are many part-time and full-time employment opportunities with one of our brands.
At FGL we are committed to standing out in a competitive market and remaining one step ahead with leading programs like our award-winning Sport Chek Digital Flyer, eCommerce sites, marketing campaigns and stores. And our new mobile friendly eCommerce sites for Sport Chek, Sports Experts and Atmosphere offer customers all the conveniences of online shopping, while enabling our front-line associates to be equipped with real-time information to help enhance our customers’ experience.
FGL Sports Ltd.—acquired by Canadian Tire Corporation in 2011—is Canada's largest national retailer of sporting goods. We offer a comprehensive assortment of brand-name and private-brand products, operating more than 400 stores from coast to coast, under the following corporate and franchise banners: Sport Chek, Sports Experts, Atmosphere, National Sports, Intersport, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, Pro-Hockey Life, Sports Rousseau and L'entrepôt du Hockey.
With these tops brands under our belt, we provide an extensive product mix, making us Canada’s go-to sporting goods destination.
The earliest days of FGL Sports dates back to 1974, when John Forzani, former chairman of the board for The Forzani Group Ltd., opened a retail location called Forzani’s Locker Room in Calgary, which sold athletic footwear, apparel, and sports equipment.
The years to follow saw retail expansion and a number of business acquisitions. It continued in the early 1990s with the acquisition of Sport Chek International Ltd. in 1991, and Hogarth's Sport & Ski the following year. The Forzani Group officially became Canada's largest specialty sporting goods company in 1994 after the acquisition of Sports Experts Inc.—bringing the retailer to 260 stores and annual gross revenues of over $266 million.
In the two decades leading to today, the company continued its expansion acquiring brand names such as Coast Mountain Sport, Sport Mart, Nevada Bob’s Golf, National Sports, Fitness Source, and Athletes World.
In 2011, Forzani Group Ltd. was acquired by Canadian Tire Corporation and renamed FGL Sports, making it Canada’s ultimate sports retailer with over 1,000 stores across the country. – less