latest news

  • HAPPY FAMILY DAY!!

    February 19 ,2024

    Wishing everyone a Happy Family Day!!
    AEL FC Canada!!

  • NO TRAINING AT ST MARGUERITE D’ YOUVILLE GYMNASIUM ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15

    February 14 ,2024

    Due to a school event the gymnasium will not be available at St Marguerite D’ Youville for Thursday February 15. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    AEL FC Canada

  • CANCELLED DATES FOR ALL GYMNASIUMS

    February 05 ,2024

    There will be no training on the following dates due to school events, PA days and non availability of the gymnasiums.
    PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO TRAINING AT ST NICHOLAS GYMNASIUM ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9.
    All cancelled dates are listed below.


    WEDNESDAY TRAINING AT WILFRID JURY STARTS ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11
    Cancelled Wednesday dates are as follows:
    - October 4
    - December 27
    - January 3
    - March 13

    THURSDAY TRAINING AT ST MARGUERITE d' YOUVILLE STARTS ON THURSDAY OCT 5
    Cancelled Thursday dates are as follows:
    - November 9
    - December 28
    - January 4
    - February 15
    - March 14

    FRIDAY TRAINING AT ST NICHOLAS STARTS FRIDAY OCTOBER 13
    Cancelled Friday dates are as follows:
    - November 17
    - December 29
    - January 5
    - February 9
    - March 15
    - March 29

  • TRAINING CANCELLED THURSDAY FEB 15 AT ST MAGUERITE D’ YOUVILLE

    January 21 ,2024

    Please note that the gymnasium will not be available on Thursday Feb 15 at St Marguerite D’Youville. Training is cancelled on this day

  • PRACTICE CANCELLED FOR FRIDAY JANUARY 19

    January 19 ,2024

    Unfortunately we do not have access to the gymnasium tonight (Friday Jan 19) and the practice is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • CANCELLED TRAINING DATES DUE TO PA DAYS AND SCHOOL EVENTS

    January 11 ,2024

    There will be no training on the following dates due to school events, PA days and non availability of the gymnasiums.
    PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO TRAINING AT ST NICHOLAS GYMNASIUM ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9.
    All cancelled dates are listed below.


    WEDNESDAY TRAINING AT WILFRID JURY STARTS ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11
    Cancelled Wednesday dates are as follows:
    - October 4
    - December 27
    - January 3
    - March 13

    THURSDAY TRAINING AT ST MARGUERITE d' YOUVILLE STARTS ON THURSDAY OCT 5
    Cancelled Thursday dates are as follows:
    - November 9
    - December 28
    - January 4
    - February 15
    - March 14

    FRIDAY TRAINING AT ST NICHOLAS STARTS FRIDAY OCTOBER 13
    Cancelled Friday dates are as follows:
    - November 17
    - December 29
    - January 5
    - February 9
    - March 15
    - March 29

  • INDOOR TRAINING RESUMES WEDNESDAY JAN 10, THURSDAY JAN 11, FRIDAY JAN 12

    January 09 ,2024

    TRAINING REUMES WEDNESDAY JAN 10 AT WILFRID JURY GYMNASIUM
    TRAINING RESUMES THURSDAY JAN 11 AT ST MARGUERITE D'YOUVILLE GYMNASIUM
    TRAINING RESUMES FRIDAY JAN 12 AT ST NICHOLAS GYMNASIUM

  • FACILITY AND EQUIPMENT SAFETY POLICY AND PROCEDURES

    January 02 ,2024

    AEL FC Canada ensures that Facilities and equipment are safe, well-maintained, and in good condition
    The following conditions are met prior to training and games.
    A complete walk through of the fields to ensure no dangerous objects, level field etc
    All equipment is inspected to ensure safe for usage
    Damaged equipment is sent for repair or discarded.
    Our mandate is ensure a safe and well maintained facility

  • Facilities are accessible to participants of all abilities

    January 01 ,2024

    AEL FC Canada's training facilities have accessibility for participants and observers of all abilities.
    Facilities come complete with wheelchair ramp, accessible washroom, accessible viewing and participation area(s).
    we are always striving to better our facilities. Please contact us anytime with suggestions and comments.
    AEL FC Canada
    aelfccanada@gmail.com

  • RULE OF TWO GUIDELINES (CANADA SOCCER)

    January 01 ,2024

    AEL FC Canada strictly adheres to Canada Soccer Code of Conduct Rule of Two Guidelines

  • RULE OF TWO GUIDELINES (CANADA SOCCER)

    January 01 ,2024

    Rule of Two continued

  • RULE OF TWO GUIDELINES (CANADA SOCCER)

    January 01 ,2024

    Rule of two continued

  • RULE OF TWO GUIDELINES (CANADA SOCCER)

    January 01 ,2024

    Rule of Two continued

  • RULE OF TWO GUIDELINES (CANADA SOCCER)

    January 01 ,2024

    Rule of Two Continued

  • RULE OF TWO GUIDELINES (CANADA SOCCER)

    January 01 ,2024

    Rule of Two continued

  • COMMITTMENT TO RESPONSIBLE COACHING MOVEMENT PLEDGE

    January 01 ,2024

  • AEL FC CANADA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

    January 01 ,2024

    AEL FC Canada

    An open, accessible, equitable and respectful soccer club where everyone is welcome to participate and fully and contribute to all AEL FC Canada programs.

    Diversity
    is the range of visible and invisible qualities, experiences and identities that shape who we are, how we think and how we engage with, and are perceived by the world. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical or mental abilities, religious/spiritual beliefs, or political ideologies. They can also include differences such as personality, style, capabilities, and thoughts/perspectives.
    Inclusion
    is recognizing, welcoming and making space for diversity.

    Equity
    is fairness, making sure everyone has what they need to succeed and removing barriers that disadvantage some groups over others. This is different than treating people equally, which is behind the concept of “equality.”

    Anti-racism
    is a specific approach to eliminate racism that acknowledges that systemic racism exists and that takes proactive steps to fight racial inequity. It actively confronts the unequal power dynamic between groups and structures that maintain it.

    Accessibility
    is ensuring that people of all abilities have equitable and barrier–free access to physical spaces, products, programs and services, as well as employment opportunities.

    AEL FC CANADA

  • CANADA SOCCER GRASSROOTS STANDARDS

    January 01 ,2024


    Play
    CANADA SOCCER GRASSROOTS STANDARDS
    The Canada Soccer Grassroots Standards have been designed to create the best possible learning and development environment for all young players in Canada. The Grassroots Standards are based on global best practice while taking into account the realities of Canadian soccer. As adults, it is our responsibility to ensure that all of our children are able to enjoy soccer in a safe, fun, accessible, inclusive and developmentally appropriate environment. Given the uniqueness of our country – where geography, climate and infrastructure can be vastly different from one region to the next – it will not always be possible to implement the Grassroots Standards. Do your best to implement the Grassroots Standards while understanding that some standards may not be possible to achieve in your region.



    MATCH FORMAT
    The match format refers to the number of players on each team. This can range from very few players (1v1, 2v2 or 3v3) to the full FIFA regulation game format of 11v11.

    MINIMUM REST TIME BETWEEN MATCHES
    Young players need rest as they expend a great deal of energy during matches. It is important for their wellbeing that they have a minimum rest period between matches during a Festival or Memorable Event. This ensures that they have the time needed to recover, refuel and rehydrate. The rest time between matches is considered the time between the end of one match, including any additional time or kicks from the penalty mark, and the start of another.

    MAXIMUM MATCH DURATION
    This refers to the maximum length of the match. The match is normally played in two halves of equal duration (i.e. A 30-minute match would be comprised of two, 15-minute halves) however, the match may be divided as required (i.e. Three 10-minute periods)

    MAXIMUM MATCH TIME PER PLAYER PER DAY
    In order to ensure that our young players are safe, we do not want them to be pushed beyond their physical limits. The maximum match time per player is the total amount of match time each player experiences on match day. Be careful to track the total playing time of each player, as exceeding the recommended guidelines may lead to burnout or injury.

    COACHING QUALIFICATIONS
    This refers to the training that a coach is required to complete prior to coaching a group of young players. As part of Canada Soccer’s Safe Sport Roster, all coaches in Canada are required to complete the training outlined in the Canada Soccer Grassroots Standards.

    MEMORABLE EVENTS
    Playing in tournaments and special events is an important part of a positive soccer experience for young players. Some of their most memorable experiences will be when they participate in tournaments and festivals, often away from home. These events are where lifelong friendships are formed, and they are important to a young player’s soccer experience. However, adults can sometimes get carried away with the perceived importance of these events and can over-schedule them. It is best that memorable events are phased in gradually as young players mature in the game and are kept to a reasonable number of events.

    INTERNATIONAL VS OVERSEAS TRAVEL
    Given the size of our country and the proximity of many Canadians to the United States, it is often more convenient for teams to travel to memorable events in the United States than in Canada. We want our players to have great experiences in a variety of competitions, and there are many options to do this in Canada and the U.S. Overseas travel (i.e. Europe, Asia, South America) should generally be restricted until players are older so that they can fully appreciate the experience. However, there are exemptions, so please contact your Member Association to apply for an overseas travel permit.

    OFFSIDE
    Offside is Law 11 of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game, and is recommended to be implemented for young players at the U12 level. For a deeper understanding of Law 11, please follow this link.

    GAME LEADER
    In many parts of Canada, Game Leaders are used to facilitate matches between young players. The Game Leader will be trained to achieve a few objectives on the field:• Enable children to have a fun and rewarding experience while competing in small sided games.• Ensure player safety.• Implement simplified rules while keeping the game moving — limiting stoppages and assisting the young players with all restarts.

    The Game Leader can be a club representative, coach, parent or a beginning or senior referee who has been selected by the club or district to participate in the Game Leader Instruction program.

    MATCH DAY FORMAT
    Canada Soccer recommends that Grassroots programs for players U7-U12 utilize the Festival Format for match days. Traditional league play format should not be introduced until U13.A Festival Format is a competition that includes multiple matches in a single day, whereas league play includes only a single match per day.

    MATCH DAY ROSTER GUIDELINES
    The match day roster is the list of players that a coach has available to play in a given match. It is important for coaches to remain within the guidelines provided; too few players and there is an increased risk of fatigue, burnout and injury. Too many players and there is a risk of boredom as players will spend too much time on the sidelines and not enough time playing soccer.

    SUBSTITUTIONS
    Substitutions are used to ensure that players have an opportunity to play different positions and to get some rest, when required. While ensuring that all players get exactly the same playing time is a challenge, it is important for players to have an opportunity to play as much soccer as possible. Team

    TRAVEL TIME
    For young players to fall in love with the game of soccer, they need to play. A general rule is that players should not spend more time in a car traveling to a match, Festival or tournament than they spend on the field enjoying that experience.

    RETREAT LINE
    The retreat line has been introduced in grassroots soccer in recent years to help develop young players’ ability to play out from the goalkeeper and to keep possession of the ball as they build an attack.

    This teaching tool has also been used to help build confidence in players as they retain possession of the ball.

    The Retreat Line should be used in relation to the age and stage of development of the players, and is optional for players in the U12/U13 age categories.

    SEASON OR BLOCK LENGTH
    Development programs for young players are often broken up into seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) or into multi-week “blocks”. There should be time between these seasons or blocks for players to get some rest or to play other sports. The parameters around minimum/maximum time of the seasons/blocks are flexible to ensure that clubs are able to offer appropriate programming for players without overloading them physically.

    PLAYING TIME
    One of the most challenging tasks for a Grassroots coach is to ensure that players get equal playing time. More often than not, this is an impossible task. When matches begin to occur at U7, the recommendation is that all players are given “fair” playing time. This means that coaches will do their best to ensure that all players get to play as much soccer as possible. All children have the right to enjoy their soccer experience – and they can’t do that if they don’t get to play.

    PLAYER-TO-COACH RATIO
    Coaching young players can be challenging. In order for coaches to enjoy their experience and be able to build meaningful relationships with their players, Canada Soccer has provided a range of player-to-coach ratios, from “Ideal” to “Maximum”. This ensures that all players will have the opportunity to interact with their coach(es) as much as possible.

    PRACTICE-TO-MATCH RATIO
    This is the number of practice sessions (practices) that players participate in during a week compared to the number of match days (Festivals, Memorable Events) in that week.

    RESTARTS FROM THE SIDELINES
    One of the greatest challenges that young players face as they are learning to control the ball is keeping the ball in play. When the ball goes out of play along the sidelines, it is required to be played back into play by the team who did not touch the ball last. The traditional method of returning the ball into play is via a throw-in. However, for young players, this can be a challenging skill to learn and often results in the ball going back out of play. To facilitate more contact time with the ball at their feet and more time for the ball to be in play, players up to U12 will be permitted to pass or dribble the ball back into play when a restart from the sidelines is required.

    NUMBER OF MATCH DAYS PER WEEK
    Players spend far more time on the ball in practice learning the skills they need to enjoy soccer than they do in a match. (In a 90-minute match in professional soccer, the top players who are on the ball the most only have the ball for approximately 2 minutes.) Practice is where players learn the fundamental skills to enjoy soccer, and matches are where those skills are applied or tested. The limitations on the number of match days per week are to encourage more meaningful practice sessions and to de-emphasize the importance of matches and competition.

    STRUCTURED PRACTICE DURATION
    This is the length of time that the structured practice session takes place. This is generally from the time the coach gathers all of the players at the start of the practice (prior to the warm-up, if required) to the time the coach has a debrief with the players at the end of the practice session. This does not include the coach’s set up and take down time before and after the practice session.

  • CANADA SOCCER GRASSROOTS STANDARDS

    January 01 ,2024


    Play
    CANADA SOCCER GRASSROOTS STANDARDS
    The Canada Soccer Grassroots Standards have been designed to create the best possible learning and development environment for all young players in Canada. The Grassroots Standards are based on global best practice while taking into account the realities of Canadian soccer. As adults, it is our responsibility to ensure that all of our children are able to enjoy soccer in a safe, fun, accessible, inclusive and developmentally appropriate environment. Given the uniqueness of our country – where geography, climate and infrastructure can be vastly different from one region to the next – it will not always be possible to implement the Grassroots Standards. Do your best to implement the Grassroots Standards while understanding that some standards may not be possible to achieve in your region.



    MATCH FORMAT
    The match format refers to the number of players on each team. This can range from very few players (1v1, 2v2 or 3v3) to the full FIFA regulation game format of 11v11.

    MINIMUM REST TIME BETWEEN MATCHES
    Young players need rest as they expend a great deal of energy during matches. It is important for their wellbeing that they have a minimum rest period between matches during a Festival or Memorable Event. This ensures that they have the time needed to recover, refuel and rehydrate. The rest time between matches is considered the time between the end of one match, including any additional time or kicks from the penalty mark, and the start of another.

    MAXIMUM MATCH DURATION
    This refers to the maximum length of the match. The match is normally played in two halves of equal duration (i.e. A 30-minute match would be comprised of two, 15-minute halves) however, the match may be divided as required (i.e. Three 10-minute periods)

    MAXIMUM MATCH TIME PER PLAYER PER DAY
    In order to ensure that our young players are safe, we do not want them to be pushed beyond their physical limits. The maximum match time per player is the total amount of match time each player experiences on match day. Be careful to track the total playing time of each player, as exceeding the recommended guidelines may lead to burnout or injury.

    COACHING QUALIFICATIONS
    This refers to the training that a coach is required to complete prior to coaching a group of young players. As part of Canada Soccer’s Safe Sport Roster, all coaches in Canada are required to complete the training outlined in the Canada Soccer Grassroots Standards.

    MEMORABLE EVENTS
    Playing in tournaments and special events is an important part of a positive soccer experience for young players. Some of their most memorable experiences will be when they participate in tournaments and festivals, often away from home. These events are where lifelong friendships are formed, and they are important to a young player’s soccer experience. However, adults can sometimes get carried away with the perceived importance of these events and can over-schedule them. It is best that memorable events are phased in gradually as young players mature in the game and are kept to a reasonable number of events.

    INTERNATIONAL VS OVERSEAS TRAVEL
    Given the size of our country and the proximity of many Canadians to the United States, it is often more convenient for teams to travel to memorable events in the United States than in Canada. We want our players to have great experiences in a variety of competitions, and there are many options to do this in Canada and the U.S. Overseas travel (i.e. Europe, Asia, South America) should generally be restricted until players are older so that they can fully appreciate the experience. However, there are exemptions, so please contact your Member Association to apply for an overseas travel permit.

    OFFSIDE
    Offside is Law 11 of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game, and is recommended to be implemented for young players at the U12 level. For a deeper understanding of Law 11, please follow this link.

    GAME LEADER
    In many parts of Canada, Game Leaders are used to facilitate matches between young players. The Game Leader will be trained to achieve a few objectives on the field:• Enable children to have a fun and rewarding experience while competing in small sided games.• Ensure player safety.• Implement simplified rules while keeping the game moving — limiting stoppages and assisting the young players with all restarts.

    The Game Leader can be a club representative, coach, parent or a beginning or senior referee who has been selected by the club or district to participate in the Game Leader Instruction program.

    MATCH DAY FORMAT
    Canada Soccer recommends that Grassroots programs for players U7-U12 utilize the Festival Format for match days. Traditional league play format should not be introduced until U13.A Festival Format is a competition that includes multiple matches in a single day, whereas league play includes only a single match per day.

    MATCH DAY ROSTER GUIDELINES
    The match day roster is the list of players that a coach has available to play in a given match. It is important for coaches to remain within the guidelines provided; too few players and there is an increased risk of fatigue, burnout and injury. Too many players and there is a risk of boredom as players will spend too much time on the sidelines and not enough time playing soccer.

    SUBSTITUTIONS
    Substitutions are used to ensure that players have an opportunity to play different positions and to get some rest, when required. While ensuring that all players get exactly the same playing time is a challenge, it is important for players to have an opportunity to play as much soccer as possible. Team

    TRAVEL TIME
    For young players to fall in love with the game of soccer, they need to play. A general rule is that players should not spend more time in a car traveling to a match, Festival or tournament than they spend on the field enjoying that experience.

    RETREAT LINE
    The retreat line has been introduced in grassroots soccer in recent years to help develop young players’ ability to play out from the goalkeeper and to keep possession of the ball as they build an attack.

    This teaching tool has also been used to help build confidence in players as they retain possession of the ball.

    The Retreat Line should be used in relation to the age and stage of development of the players, and is optional for players in the U12/U13 age categories.

    SEASON OR BLOCK LENGTH
    Development programs for young players are often broken up into seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) or into multi-week “blocks”. There should be time between these seasons or blocks for players to get some rest or to play other sports. The parameters around minimum/maximum time of the seasons/blocks are flexible to ensure that clubs are able to offer appropriate programming for players without overloading them physically.

    PLAYING TIME
    One of the most challenging tasks for a Grassroots coach is to ensure that players get equal playing time. More often than not, this is an impossible task. When matches begin to occur at U7, the recommendation is that all players are given “fair” playing time. This means that coaches will do their best to ensure that all players get to play as much soccer as possible. All children have the right to enjoy their soccer experience – and they can’t do that if they don’t get to play.

    PLAYER-TO-COACH RATIO
    Coaching young players can be challenging. In order for coaches to enjoy their experience and be able to build meaningful relationships with their players, Canada Soccer has provided a range of player-to-coach ratios, from “Ideal” to “Maximum”. This ensures that all players will have the opportunity to interact with their coach(es) as much as possible.

    PRACTICE-TO-MATCH RATIO
    This is the number of practice sessions (practices) that players participate in during a week compared to the number of match days (Festivals, Memorable Events) in that week.

    RESTARTS FROM THE SIDELINES
    One of the greatest challenges that young players face as they are learning to control the ball is keeping the ball in play. When the ball goes out of play along the sidelines, it is required to be played back into play by the team who did not touch the ball last. The traditional method of returning the ball into play is via a throw-in. However, for young players, this can be a challenging skill to learn and often results in the ball going back out of play. To facilitate more contact time with the ball at their feet and more time for the ball to be in play, players up to U12 will be permitted to pass or dribble the ball back into play when a restart from the sidelines is required.

    NUMBER OF MATCH DAYS PER WEEK
    Players spend far more time on the ball in practice learning the skills they need to enjoy soccer than they do in a match. (In a 90-minute match in professional soccer, the top players who are on the ball the most only have the ball for approximately 2 minutes.) Practice is where players learn the fundamental skills to enjoy soccer, and matches are where those skills are applied or tested. The limitations on the number of match days per week are to encourage more meaningful practice sessions and to de-emphasize the importance of matches and competition.

    STRUCTURED PRACTICE DURATION
    This is the length of time that the structured practice session takes place. This is generally from the time the coach gathers all of the players at the start of the practice (prior to the warm-up, if required) to the time the coach has a debrief with the players at the end of the practice session. This does not include the coach’s set up and take down time before and after the practice session.

  • Provides an environment that supports participant's physical and emotional safety

    January 01 ,2024

    AEL FC Canada

    Provides an environment that supports participant's physical and emotional safety. e.g. Anti-bullying Policy, Anti-discrimination/Equity/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy, etc.) In accordance to AEL FC Canada's Code of Conduct, Bullying, discrimination, equity / diversity, equity and inclusion violations by players, coaches, parents. officials and spectators is strictly prohibited. AEL FC has a zero tolerance.

    An open, accessible, equitable and respectful soccer club where everyone is welcome to participate and fully and contribute to all AEL FC Canada programs.

    Diversity
    is the range of visible and invisible qualities, experiences and identities that shape who we are, how we think and how we engage with, and are perceived by the world. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical or mental abilities, religious/spiritual beliefs, or political ideologies. They can also include differences such as personality, style, capabilities, and thoughts/perspectives.
    Inclusion
    is recognizing, welcoming and making space for diversity.

    Equity
    is fairness, making sure everyone has what they need to succeed and removing barriers that disadvantage some groups over others. This is different than treating people equally, which is behind the concept of “equality.”

    Anti-racism
    is a specific approach to eliminate racism that acknowledges that systemic racism exists and that takes proactive steps to fight racial inequity. It actively confronts the unequal power dynamic between groups and structures that maintain it.

    Accessibility
    is ensuring that people of all abilities have equitable and barrier–free access to physical spaces, products, programs and services, as well as employment opportunities.

    AEL FC CANADA

  • AEL FC Programs adapt To Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) stage appropriate principles

    January 01 ,2024

    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-talented-pathway
    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-grassroots

  • AEL FC Programs adapt To Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) stage appropriate principles

    January 01 ,2024

    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-talented-pathway
    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-grassroots

  • AEL FC Programs adapt To Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) stage appropriate principles

    January 01 ,2024

    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-talented-pathway
    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-grassroots

  • AEL FC Programs adapt To Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) stage appropriate principles

    January 01 ,2024

    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-talented-pathway
    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-grassroots

  • AEL FC Programs adapt To Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) stage appropriate principles

    January 01 ,2024

    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-talented-pathway
    https://www.ontariosoccer.net/player-grassroots

  • TRAINING CANCELLED AT ST NICHOLAS THIS FRIDAY DECEMBER 15 DUE TO SCHOOL EVENT

    December 15 ,2023

    Please note that the gym is not available due to a school event. Training is cancelled for this Friday December 15 6:00-9:00pm.
    We apologize for the inconvenience.
    AEL FC Canada

  • AEL FC CANADA 2023 - 2024 WINTER INDOOR SOCCER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    September 02 ,2023

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
    LIMITED SPACES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO AVOID OVERCROWDING.

    REGISTRATION FEE: $185 includes team jersey.

    Payment by e transfer to aelfccanada@gmail.com or by cash

    Register online at www.aelfccanada.ca

    TRAINING SCHEDULE

    Wednesday Oct 11 - Wednesday April 24 (every Wednesday)
    Location: Wilfrid Jury Public School gymnasium (950 Lawson Rd)
    Times: 6:15 - 7:15pm Girls 2013/2014
    7:15 - 8:15pm Girls 2011 /2012
    8:15 - 9:15pm Boys 2010 /2011

    Friday October 13 - Friday April 19 (every Friday)
    Location: St Nicholas gymnasium (1956 Shore Rd)
    Times: 6:00 - 7:00pm Boys 2014 /2015
    7:00 - 8:00pm Boys 2013
    8:00 - 9:00pm Boys 2012

    Thursday October 5 - Thursday April 4 (every Thursday)
    Location: St Margueritte d'Youville gymnasium (170 Hawthorne Rd)
    Time: 6:00 - 6:45pm Girls ages 5-7
    6:45 - 7:30pm Boys ages 5-7

    SPACES ARE LIMITED. REGISTER NOW TO AVOID DISAPOINTMENT

    AEL FC Canada strictly abides to our code of conduct. Please familiarize yourself with the code of conduct as it applies to all players, coaches and parents. The code of conduct can be found on the website www.aelfccanada.ca

    AEL FC CANADA
    aelfccanada@gmail.com
    www.aelfccanada.ca


  • PRACTICE CANCELLED DUE TO LIGHTENING THURSDAY AUGUST 17

    August 17 ,2023

    Practice has been canceled due to lightening and heavy rain.

  • PRACTICE CANCELLED THURSDAY JULY 20 DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER

    July 20 ,2023

    PRACTICE HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND THE FIELD IS CLOSED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER.
    OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE
    AEL FC CANADA

  • AEL FC 2012 Boys game at Byron 5:15pm CANCELLED Today

    July 09 ,2023

    THE LEAGUE HAS NOTIFIED ME THAT TODAY’S GAME (Sun July 9) AT BYRON 5:15om HAS BEEN CANCELLED
    I will provide an update when I get more information

  • PRACTICE CANCELLED THURSDAY JULY 6 2023

    July 06 ,2023

    The field Convener for the Hellenic Soccer Facility has informed me that the field is flooded and thus closed. There is no practice tonight.
    Our apologies for the inconvenience
    AEL FC Canada

  • PRACTICE CANCELLED THURSDAY JULY 6 2023

    July 06 ,2023

    The field Convener for the Hellenic Soccer Facility has informed me that the field is flooded and thus closed. There is no practice tonight.
    Our apologies for the inconvenience
    AEL FC Canada

  • PRACTICE CANCELLED THURSDAY JULY 6 2023

    July 06 ,2023

    The field Convener for the Hellenic Soccer Facility has informed me that the field is flooded and thus closed. There is no practice tonight.
    Our apologies for the inconvenience
    AEL FC Canada

  • PRACTICE CANCELLED THURSDAY JULY 6 2023

    July 06 ,2023

    The field Convener for the Hellenic Soccer Facility has informed me that the field is flooded and thus closed. There is no practice tonight.
    Our apologies for the inconvenience
    AEL FC Canada

  • Practice As Normal Tonight. Thursday June 29, 2023

    June 29 ,2023

    We are practicing as normal tonight.
    Bring lots of water to stay hydrated.

  • LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR AEL FC 2011 GIRLS U12

    May 15 ,2023

    Please note that game are subject to change. You will be notified and website updated immediately. An email will soon follow with roster player info.

  • AEL FC 2012 BOYS SCHEDULE

    May 13 ,2023

  • AEL FC LARISSA 2012 BOYS SCHEDULE

    May 13 ,2023

  • GIRLS 2011 /2012 GAME THIS SUNDAY MAY 14 POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY JUNE 4 2:30PM

    May 12 ,2023

    RE: Girls 2011/2012
    AEL FC V Glencoe

    Please note this Sunday's game (Sunday May 14 11:00am) has been postponed and rescheduled TO SUNDAY JUNE 4 AT 2:30pm AT OAKRIDGE MINI FIELD.
    No game this Sunday May 14,

  • WE'RE BACK AND READY TO SET THE LEAGUE ON FIRE!!!

    May 10 ,2023


    Training starts for all groups (competitive teams, development program and the tiny stars program Thursday May 11 at the Hellenic Community Centre Soccer Facility (133 Southdale Rd West).
    Our competitive teams are also in action this weekend!!
    Sunday May 14 at 11:00 am Oakridge Secondary School mini field AEL 2011 girls take on Glencoe
    Sunday May 14 at 12:30pm Oakridge Secondary School Football Field AEL 2010/2011 Boys take on Wingham
    COME ON OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR AEL FAMILY!!!
    PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CHECK THE WEBSITE NEWS SECTION FOR SCHEDULES, GAMES, TIMES, CANCELLATIONS, UPDATES AND NEWS. The website NEWS section is updated daily.
    Look for exciting news coming for the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Boys and Girls District Cup Festival / Tournament at BMO Centre London May 27 & 28.
    KEEP CHECKING THAT NEWS SECTION ON THE WEBSITE!!!
    AEL OLE! OLE!! OLE!!!

  • AEL FC NEWS UPDATE. PRACTICE, SCHEDULES ETC

    May 08 ,2023

    PRACTICE WILL START THIS COMING THURSDAY MAY 11 FROM 6:00-7:15pm at the HELLENIC COMUNITY CENTRE (133 SOUTHDALE RD W). WE WILL PRACTICE EVERY THURSDAY UP TOTHURSDAY AUGUST 31. ALL TEAM SCHEDULES (EXCEPT 2012 BOYS) HAVE BEEN POSTED ON THE WEBSITE www.aelfccanada.ca NEWS SECTION. THE 2012 BOYS TEAM SCHEDULE WILL BECOME AVAILABLE FRIDAY MAY 12. PLEASE SCROLL THROUGH THE NEWS SECTION TO VIEW SCHEDULES. YOU CAN ALSO FIND THE LEAGUE SCHEDULES ON THE EMDSL WEBSITE emdsl.ca
    PLEASE VISIT THE NEWS SECTION FOR ALL AEL FC SOCCER AND TEAM RELATED MATTERS IE SCHEDULES, CANCELLATIONS, TOURNAMENTS, DISTRICT CUPS. THE NEWS SECTION IS UPDATED TO THE MINUTE.

  • LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR AEL FC U9 (2014/2015) BOYS

    May 04 ,2023

    Please note that game are subject to change. You will be notified and website updated immediately. An email will soon follow with roster player info.

  • LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR AEL FC 2013 GIRLS U10

    May 04 ,2023

    Please note that game are subject to change. You will be notified and website updated immediately. An email will soon follow with roster player info.

  • EMDSL DISTRICT CUP TOURNAMENT MAY 27 / 28 AT BMO SCHEDULE

    April 30 ,2023

    A reminder of the Mini Festival being held at the BMO Centre 295 Rectory Street in London Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th. The schedule is also posted on the league website (emdsl.ca).

    Each team will play two games. Lunch will be provided at no charge to the players and team officials attending. Your team coach collect your lunch tickets and provide any last minute instructions.

    For the day there will also be a small skills area set up for players that want to try a target type or hardest shot. This will be located in the glass room area of the BMO. The space is limited, but we will do our best to get as many players thorough that want to participate in the skills area.

    For the games, the fields are turf. Cleats will be allowed. There will be no slide tackling allowed in any division.

    Team officials please remember to bring two copies of your game sheets and your official team roster from your Club Rep or Club Registrar. Please also bring money to cover one referee fee for your age division. We will attempt to cover as many games as possible with referees for all age groups. Some may run with a game leader if we do not have enough referee coverage.

    We are looking forward to a great Festival weekend! Thank you for participating!

    EMDSL Board of Directors

  • 2 SPOTS REMAIN ON THE GIRLS COMPETITIVE TEAM!!! ALL OTHER TEAMS & PROGRAMS ARE FULL & CLOSED.

    April 23 ,2023

    WE HAVE 2 SPOTS REMAINING ON THE GIRLS COMPETITIVE TEAMS FOR THE FOLLOWING AGE GROUPS:
    2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
    ALL BOYS COMETIITVE TEAMS ARE FULL AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
    THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR AGES 4-7 IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

  • REGISTRATION CLOSED & ROSTERS FULL FOR 2010/2011 BOYS, 2013 BOYS, 2014/2015 BOYS, 2016-2019 group.

    March 29 ,2023

    Rosters and registration are now full, closed and complete for the following age groups
    2010/2011 Boys Competitive Team
    2013 Boys Competitive Team
    2014/2015 Boys Competitive Team
    Ages 3-7 Boys and Girls children's program.
    Registration is still open for those who wish to train only and no games. The girl's competitive teams are still open and accepting players for the following age groups 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 2015 girls.

  • AEL FC 2023 INDOOR LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!!

    March 04 ,2023

    Congratulations to the AEL FC men's team on capturing the indoor league championship!!!
    A dominating performance!
    A dominating season!!
    Congratulations gentlemen!!
    Well Earned!
    Well Deserved!!!
    AEL OLE! OLE!! OLE!!!

  • PRO SOCCER SCOUT ATTENDS TRAINING TO SPEAK WITH AEL FC YOUTH

    February 11 ,2023

    AEL FC Canada would like to thank Mr. Dimitri Kouros for attending training on Tuesday Feb 7 and Wednesday Feb 8. Mr Kouros representing as a pro scout for AEL FC Canada travelled from Greece to assess the talent level at AEL FC Canada. Mr Kouros addressed the players after training with words of encouragement and wisdom. You will soon be seeing AEL FC Canada players receiving professional try outs in Europe!! You can view the video under the "VIDEO" section of this website.
    AEL OLE! OLE!! OLE!!!
    www.aelfccanada.ca

  • AEL FC ARRANGES A PROFESSIONAL SOCCER TRY OUT FOR LOCAL PLAYER

    December 06 ,2022

    AEL FC CANADA ARRANGES PROFESSIONAL TRYOUT FOR YIANNI NIKOLAKAKOS
    AEL FC Canada in conjunction with European soccer agency K Soccer Solutions have facilitated a professional soccer try out for Yianni Nikolakakos. Yianni is born in 2009. He has been selected for professional try outs with Greek Superleague clubs Olympiacos U15 and PAOK U15. Yianni will be travelling to Greece in January 2023. We are very excited to help Yianni and are highly confident he will be hugely successful in the Greek Superleague! AEL FC CANADA.

  • AEL FC U8 Player and AUTHOR!!!

    December 02 ,2022

    Knyhiem Fraser is a player with AEL FC U8 team. He will be turning 8 years old in 2023. This young lad is also an accomplished author!! He has already published children’s books and are available for sale on Amazon. The books make an excellent Christmas gift! Check out the website
    www.knyabi.com/our-books-1
    Congratulations Knyhiem!! We wish you all the best with tremendous success!!
    AEL OLE! OLE!! OLE!!!

  • AEL FC REPRESENTS STRONG AT LONDON HYDE PARK CHRISTMAS PARADE!!!

    November 27 ,2022

    THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE LONDON CHRISTMAS PARADE!! WE HAD ONE OF THE LARGEST SHOWINGS!!!
    WE WERE ALREADY INVITED BACK TO NEXT YEAR’S PARADE!!
    AEL OLE! OLE!! OLE!!!

  • AEL FC U10 Boys White Team Impressive 3rd Place Finish!!

    September 05 ,2022

    Congratulations to the AEL FC U10 Boys White team with an impressive 3rd place finish in the league.
    Excellent job boys and coaches!!

  • AEL FC U10 BOYS BURGUNDY TEAM LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

    September 04 ,2022

    Congratulations to the AEL FC U10 Boys Burgundy team and the coaching team on the league championship!
    Excellent job!!!

  • AEL FC U8 BOYS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

    September 03 ,2022

    AEL FC U8 Boys league champions with a record of 11 wins and 1 loss.
    Congratulations to all the boys and the coaching team!!

  • AEL FC U10 GIRLS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

    August 26 ,2022

    Congratulations to the AEL FC U10 Girls on winning the league championships!!!
    The girls finished the season with a record of 10 wins and 2 losses.
    Excellent job girls and coaches!!!

  • AEL FC U11 BOYS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

    August 26 ,2022

    Congratulations to the AEL FC U11 Boys on winning the league championship and finishing the season undefeated with a record of 12 wins and 0 losses!!
    Excellent job boys and coaches!

  • May 15 ,2022

  • AEL CHRISTMAS FLOAT MAKES NEWS IN GREECE!

    November 29 ,2021

    https://www.aelole.gr/2021/11/video_89.html
    AEL FC Canada Christmas parade makes it all the way to Greece!!
    www.aelole.gr

  • Jumpstart Program Now Part of AEL FC Canada www.jumpstart.canadiantire.ca

    November 25 ,2021

    Canadian Tire's Jumpstart Program is now part of AEL FC Canada's youth soccer program. Jumpstart is committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sport and recreation.
    Families who wish their children to participate in AEL FC Canada youth soccer program may apply through www.jumpstart.canadiantire.ca. Please contact us at aelfccanada.com if you require further clarification or further questions.
    Thank you to Jumpstart for giving children an opportunity to participate in the beautiful sport!
    www.jumpstart.canadiantire.ca

  • LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR AEL FC 2013 BOYS U10

    Please note that game are subject to change. You will be notified and website updated immediately. An email will soon follow with roster player info.

  • LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR AEL FC 2010 BOYS U13

    Please note that game are subject to change. You will be notified and website updated immediately. An email will soon follow with roster player info.

  • PRACTICE AS NORMAL TODAY! Thursday June 29, 2023

    We are practicing as norma.
    Bring lots of water!!