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Posted 8/21/2015 Ref # 98

AFC: Uniform Handout Day!

Albion FC Uniform Handout Day!

Albion FC will be handing out uniforms for the 2015-2016 season!

Date: Monday, September 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 12040 248 Street, Maple Ridge "Albion FC Clubhouse"

All AFC players will need to stop by the Albion FC Clubhouse and pick up your uniforms. Maple Ridge Chrysler will be on hand and we will be serving hot dogs, chips and water! There will be a raffle draw - so make sure you come by and get your tickets!

Here's an example of our jerseys for the fall season!

Posted 8/6/2015 Ref # 97

Albion Sports Complex Artificial Turf Project

New turf fields coming to Maple Ridge!

Posted 7/17/2015 Ref # 94

U16 Girls Gold Team - Goalie Needed

Albion FC U16 Girls Gold Team is looking for a goalie for the fall season. If you know someone that would love to join this outstanding team, please send us an email!

Posted 6/23/2015 Ref # 93

Albion FC U17 Girls at Women's World Cup

Tune in tonight to watch the Women's World Cup Japan vs. Netherlands game. Albion FC's U17 Girls will be flag bearers of the yellow FIFA flag! Way to go girls and enjoy every minute!

Posted 5/7/2015 Ref # 82

A Message from Technical Director, John Sneddon

Welcome to Albion FC

A Message from Technical Director, John Sneddon

Thanks to all of you who have signed up for the fall season. As Technical Director of Albion FC I look forward to working with all of you to create one of the best grassroots soccer clubs that is firmly rooted in our community.  As a club we fully endorse the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) program of the Canadian Soccer Association that places the development of children as its “ultimate goal.”  I have been asked a lot of questions about next season so the following hopefully will answer many of these inquiries regarding programs, coach education and the role of the Albion Technical Staff. If you have any questions that are not covered please feel free to email me.

GRASSROOTS I U4-U5 Parent and Child will run from mid-September to end of October 2015 on Sunday afternoons.  This is a six week fun-filled experience for both parent and child.  Children, jointly with their parent, learn the basic elements of physical literacy within a soccer related environment.  Each session is one hour in length led by our Adult Albion FC Technical Staff who have completed the Active Start Certification Stage 1 of the LTPD Canadian Soccer Association.  We are also planning a spring session in 2016 that will run for six weeks.  We hope to have Upper Albion Park as the location of the program.

GRASSROOTS I U6-U7 will operate from mid-September 2015 to March 2016.  All sessions will take place on Sundays.  All sessions will be run by the Adult Albion FC Technical Staff who have completed FUNdamentals Stage 2 of the LTPD Canadian Soccer Association. This program focuses on physical literacy for 5 and 6 year olds featuring the development of basic soccer skills in a co-ed environment.  As per the name given to this stage of soccer development FUN through soccer related games and activities is “the ultimate goal.”

GRASSROOTS II U8-U10 is team based with Parent Volunteer Coaches closely mentored by the Albion FC Technical Staff.  All our U8 to U10 boys and girls will be placed on ‘house’ teams that will compete against local clubs.  In our first year our teams played against Abbotsford and Langley FC.  We are hoping to complete against other local clubs in the coming seasons.  The Albion FC Technical staff will be evaluating all our players from August onward through the fall and will select players to play in ‘prospect’ games against Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley FC during the fall of 2015.  House league games will be on Saturdays while the ‘prospect’ games will take place on various Sundays.  We hope to have the schedule for both house and ‘prospect’ games completed for distribution to parents and players prior to the start of the first league game.

SUPER 8s U11 AND U12 Boys and Girls teams will play against other clubs in and out of the Alouette District.  We will have both ‘house’ and ‘select’ teams in both ages and genders.  For all these players the Albion FC Technical staff will evaluate players from August through to March.  The evaluation of players is an on-going process and the pathway for Albion FC players is toward the Fraser Valley BCSPL franchise.  We already have graduates of an earlier U6-U7 program playing in the BCSPL and we will endeavour to develop more players to that level.  At all levels of skill we will endeavour to make their soccer experience an enjoyable one whether it is ‘house’, ‘select’ or ‘elite’.
DIVISIONAL U13 TO U18 Boys and Girls teams will compete in 5 District and BC Coastal Girls respectively.  We will have more teams in divisional to add to our U17 Girls who were Champions this year beating Aldergrove FC 3-2 in a very well contested game this spring.
SPRING AND FALL LEAGUE ACADEMIES will be operated by the Albion FC Technical Staff for any players who wish extra training in the game. Presently we have our Spring League Academy training in April and games going into June.  We hope to set aside Monday nights as the day for Fall League Academy but more details will follow once we are given our field assignments in July.  In both cases Albion FC Academies are NOT MANDATORY and we hope to attract players of all skill levels to help them improve and make them more successful in the game.

COACH EDUCATION is a main priority for this club.  We had some of our coaches take Soccer for Life (S4L) this year and hope to have another S4L in the fall.  With the cooperation of the Abbotsford Soccer Club we will jointly host FUNdamentals (aimed at coaching 6-8 year olds) August 22 and Learning to Train (aimed at coaching 9-12 year olds) August 29 and 30 at Bateman Park.  I strongly encourage all coaches at these age levels to take these courses.

I hope the above helps you understand where our club will be heading and the programs we will be delivering.

John Sneddon
Technical Director
Albion Football Club

"Where Kids are the Ultimate Goal"

Posted 4/3/2015 Ref # 48

Albion FC Announces 2015 - 2016 Coaching Staff

Albion FC is proud to announce our Coaching Staff for the 2015/2016 season.

U11A Girls
U11A Boys
Darryl Evans & Bill McFadyen
Spencer Pallone
U12A Girls
U12A Boys
Jason Bermudez
Shawn Blakeway
U13 Boys
U13 Girls
John Sneddon & Matt Lyman
Cass Hamer
U14 BoysBill McFadyen
U16 GirlsSteve Pena
U18 GirlsDennis Tjernagle

Posted 2/24/2015 Ref # 40


Big welcome to the three new board members voted in at our AGM last night. 

We’d like to announce Richard McBride as Albion FC’s new Vice President, and Carrie Hurren and Andrew Anderson into the Director at Large positions. 

Combined with their knowledge in soccer, kid’s involvement, and positive intentions to build a strong foundation in this community, it’s clear that the three bring valuable virtues and strong skills to support the club. 

On behalf of Albion FC we welcome you all to the team and we look forward to working with you to ensure that the kids in our community, the coaches that guide them, and the parents supporting their children’s opportunities in soccer, together, are all having fun playing great soccer!

Posted 2/22/2015 Ref # 18



We are holding our first Annual General Meeting on February 23, 2015 at Samuel Robertson Technical School beginning at 7:00 PM

Samuel Robertson Technical School is located at: 10445 245 St, Maple Ridge
One main order of business with be to finalize the Albion FC Constitution & Bylaw and appoint the Vice President and two Member-at-Large positions.

We have received the following applications for the Vice-President’s position:
  • Mike Coulter
  • Richard McBride
We have received the following applications for the Member-at-Large positions (there are two vacant positions):
  • Andrew Anderson
  • Carrie Hurren
Members are asked to bring photo ID as all active members are entitled to vote. An individual or family is entitled to one vote for each currently enrolled family member if those members are Minor Players.

The agenda is as follows:

Call to Order
President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
New Business
Open Forum


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