“Camaraderie, Community, Character”
While our fundamental goal is provide the opportunity for adults to enjoy the health and social benefits of soccer, Westside Football Club is proud to be contributing to the communities in which we live and play. Westside Football Club is committed to youth soccer development and to charitable giving to help troubled children, fund education and fight cancer.
Youth Soccer Development
Our members and alumni are coaching in youth soccer clubs around the lower mainland and particularly in Dunbar, Point Grey, Douglas Park and Kerrisdale where our alumni also often serve as technical directors.
Westside Football Club operates at arms length from the youth soccer clubs with which it is affiliated. Westside provides youth clubs and young players with opportunities and options as they progress from youth soccer. Westside has a longstanding affiliation with UBC Soccer.
Westside Football Club’s flagship youth development event since 1995 is the Annual Westside FC Kids Help Phone Charity Youth Soccer Jamboree. Every Thanksgiving, 400 boys and girls from age 6 to 9 participate in a fun day of soccer and skills clinics. The event is 100% volunteer operated and all proceeds are donated to charity with the lions share directed toward the Kids Help Phone.
Vancouver Food Bank
Westside Soccer has been supporting the Vancouver Food Bank since the late 1980s. A donation to the Food Bank is encouraged at the main Westside functions and the club set a new one day collection record at the 2006 Westside Charity Youth Tournament.
Run For The Cure
Westside Football Club is proud to be a strong supporter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The Westside Football Club team “Devils for Kelli” has participated in every CIBC Run for the Cure since 2006. In five of these six years, “Devils for Kelli” has won the Team Challenge Award for most funds raised by a womens team at the Vancouver run site. To date, “Devils for Kelli” have raised more than $130,000.00 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In 2006-2007, Westside Football Club raised the seed money to establish a modest trust fund. The income is used to disburse scholarships to help young athletes with the cost of post secondary education. Westside FC now awards two scholarships each season to a male and a female graduating grade 12.