Langley FC offers financial aid to players

Langley FC recently organized and hosted a referee training program, with all profits will be put towards their LFC Financial Aid program.

For years, Langley FC has been dedicated in helping Langley community athletes have the opportunity to play soccer, especially those families whose daughters and sons want to play soccer but require financial assistance to do so.

To this end, their most recent fundraising efforts has resulted in more money being made available for their financial aid program.

Langley FC recently organized and hosted a referee training program, with all profitsfrom this will be put towards their LFC Financial Aid program. Over 24 people attended the training from several local soccer clubs, and are now able to referee and line games.

“We are able to further help community members play soccer who might otherwise not be able to play soccer, we are helping youth gain experience, confidence and a little pocket money by reffing soccer games, and our club now has a larger ref pool to choose from. It’s a win-win-win for everyone,” said Cindy Andal, Langley FC president.

Langley FC also works with government and community programs who offer financial assistance including Athletics for Kids (A4K), KidSport Langley, and the Canadian Tire JumpStart program.

But it doesn’t stop there. As part of Langley FC’s philosophy of “life-long soccer” they also offer their U18 players the opportunity to apply for an LFC scholarship towards their post-secondary education, and they offer guidance and support to players who apply for soccer scholarships directly at universities and colleges.

Over the past five years dozens of Langley FC players have received LFC scholarships and more then 30 players have earned scholarships directly from universities and colleges all over North America from their development through the Langley FC system. One of those Langley FC players was Ally Williamson, an LFC keeper who has gone on to the UBC program and was the Canada West Rookie of the Year.

Andal said, “It’s Langley FC’s strategic goal of offering high quality, life-long soccer experiences for all female and male players of all ages and abilities and this includes helping them succeed at soccer even after they’ve left our club, as we anticipate they’ll return after their university years to play in our adult programs.”

Visit their website at www.langleyfc.com or contact them at info@langleyfc.com for more details on their financial aid options or how to register with Langley FC using one of the aid programs mentioned above.

Langley FC is Langley’s most successful community soccer club offering girls, boys, women and men of all ages and abilities high quality soccer programs in recreational and competitive levels.