Welcome to Vancouver Athletic FC!

The mission of Vancouver Athletic FC is to provide soccer playing opportunities for young people in our community, in a supportive environment which promotes and values fair play and skill development. The club's approach emphasizes development of individual and team skills, dedication to practice and self-improvement, commitment to team and club and the values of sportsmanship, fair play, inclusiveness, diversity and respect. Ultimately, VAFC seeks to promote a lifelong involvement in soccer based on the notion that playing the game is fun.

VAFC endorses and follows the B.C. Soccer Association Long Term Player Development model, which is a player-centered approach that provides guidelines for correct training, competition and recovery based on scientific principles of human development and athlete training, combined with the knowledge of expert coaches. Player-centered means VAFC respects the developmental needs of players first and foremost. VAFC ensures that young players have fun while they learn so they want to continue playing. It also means VAFC provides challenging opportunities for special talents so they can develop their abilities and pursue excellence.

VAFC is home to more than 1,800 players ranging in ages from 5 to 18. We have a deep presence in central and east Vancouver, with House League chapters based at Douglas Park, John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park and Garden Park. The neighbourhood basis for our House League chapters allows for practices and games for younger players closer to home.

The club operates teams at the House League level (U6-U10), 8-aside level (U11-U12) and Divisional level (U13-18) for both boys and girls. Divisional teams participate in Gold, Silver and Bronze levels or Divisions 1 to 8 in leagues that play in the Lower Mainland's 4-District Soccer League, B.C. Coastal Girls Soccer League and Vancouver Youth Soccer League for 8-aside teams.

While VAFC offers fantastic playing opportunities within the club, we also provide the development, training and opportunities for players to move on to elite-level soccer through the Metro-Selects and B.C. Premier League clubs in our region.

VAFC combines and carries on the soccer traditions of its three founding clubs: Grandview Legion Football Club, Douglas Park Soccer Club and Vancouver Girls Soccer Club.
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Posted 7/1/2014
U21 Women's Registration Now Open
The U21 Women's registration is now open to players born 1993 - 1999. This registration is open by invitation only and players will need a code to register.
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Posted 4/29/2014
VANCOUVER ATHLETIC FC Notice of Annual General Meeting
VAFC Notice of Annual General Meeting, takes place on May 6th from 7.30pm at the Grandview Legion Auditorium , 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C.
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Posted 4/15/2014
League and Cup Results 2013/2014 Season
Congratulations to all our 2013/2014 cup winners.

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The U14 Rovers won the Silver 1 4 District Cup March 8th with a 1-0 victory over the VUFC Sonics.



Congratulations to the U21 Pumas who won the double in their first MWSL season! VAFC's very first women's team got the double: 2013/14 league champions and cup winners, in the U21 Silver division of the Metro Women's Soccer League. Promoted to Gold next season, and competing for the BC Provincials in May.

Most of these players came through the ranks of the VAFC founding teams, some from as far back as U8 and U9!
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Posted 3/30/2014
BC Soccer Goalkeeping Development Sessions - April 6/7
Continuing the success of last year’s Goalkeeper Development Sessions, BC Soccer will be holding four Goalkeeping Development Sessions on April 6-7, 2014 at Burnaby Lake West Sports Comlex. Top Goalkeeper coaches from British Columbia will be on hand delivering the sessions which are open to all BC Soccer member coaches. BC Soccer’s Goalkeeper Coach Development Sessions offer coaches the opportunity to learn about goalkeeper specific training session which they then will be able to deliver to their clubs and teams. The development sessions are open to all coaches within BC Soccer’s membership and all coaches who are interested in furthering their coach education are encouraged to attend.
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Posted 3/15/2014
BC Summer Games Girls' Trials - Zone 5 - Team Selection Information
The 2014 BC Summer Games are scheduled to take place July 17 - 20, 2014 in Nanaimo. Athletes from eight distinct zones will compete in several events. Zone-5 consists of Squamish-Lillooet, the Sunshine Coast, West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Vancouver. This year, for the fourth time, soccer will be played using the ’Super 8’s’ format. Players must reside in the zone and must be born in 2002 or 2003 (no underage players are permitted). The BC Summer Games program will commence in mid-April and will continue until the conclusion of the Games in late July. We will be selecting 14 players to participate in the BC Summer Games and take part in tournaments and friendly matches to prepare for the BC Summer Games.
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