PRESTON GM LANGLEY FC

PRESTON GM LANGLEY FC

About Us

At Preston GM Langley FC our primary goal is to deliver stand-out programs to Langley kids soccer players.  Our teams are open to boys and girls from preschoolers to teenagers. We share a passion for the beautiful game which fuels us to be one of the best clubs in BC. Learn more about our club and the passion that drives us by clicking on the links on the left hand side of the page.

In Langley, kids soccer is one of the most popular sports for both boys and girls. That’s why we offer a variety of programs that suit players of different aged and skills. For those youth soccer players who just can’t get enough of the game we also run a number of different skill-building academies.

Our Philosophy

From teenagers competing in international tournaments to youngsters kicking the ball for the first time, when a Preston GM Langley FC player steps on the field they do so backed by the club’s belief in one overarching philosophy: the focus of our programs must be on molding both excellent soccer players, and outstanding people. Every boy and girl in our program is encouraged to not only be the best soccer player they can be, but also the best person they can be. We are a community soccer club that makes our home in Langley, but we also hope to serve Langley by creating good citizens and community members.

From board members, to club staff, to coaches, we are dedicated to the personal and soccer skills development of:

  • The individual as a person and an athlete
  • The individual as part of a larger team
  • The competitive soccer athlete at the local, provincial, national and international level

Our History

Preston GM Langley FC proudly serves boys and girls of all skills levels, but it has taken over a decade of hard work and dedication for us to be able to offer such a diverse program. In fact, when we were founded in 1999 it was as a girls-only club. Before then the female players of Langley were being discriminated against by the only other soccer club in town, and parents as well as their kids were upset. Fed up with second class treatment, the girls’ parents struck out on their own, forming Langley FC as the city’s home for girls of all ages, and the program was an immediate success. That spirit of equality and fair play still permeates our organization to this day.

For over ten years we operated as a girls only club, until in 2011 when we opened our club to male players. Finally Langley families could enroll all their children in our popular programs, and our registrations reached record heights. Three years later the stage was set for our biggest announcement ever – the formation of Fraser Valley FC.

In the fall of 2014 the EA BC Soccer Premier League awarded our club with a franchise, which allowed us to compete at the highest level in the province. Christened Fraser Valley FC, these new teams would be comprised of our own players along with players from around Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. The entrance into the BCSPL represented a watershed moment for our club, and for soccer in Langley as a whole. It was during this period that we also renamed our club Langley FC Alliance, to represent how we included players from around the Fraser Valley. But, that name would only last two years before we reached an agreement that would forever change our organization.

For decades Preston GM has been fixture in Langley as a popular car dealership, and during that time they have become known as one of the community’s biggest supporters of youth sports. In 2015 Preston became the title sponsor of our club, and so we embraced the name Preston GM Langley FC. Their generous support has allowed us to improve our programs at every level, and we hope this wonderful partnership extends for years to come.

Today we are one of the province’s most dynamic clubs, offering programs for a variety of skills levels and ages. Although we may be playing at the highest levels of sport, we’ve never forgotten the circumstances that led to our formation. No matter what happens, you can trust the our club will always have the best interest of all of our players at heart.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are elected during our annual general meeting and are therefore chosen by the club itself. Each member is committed to a term of at least one year, and they are each given an area of responsibility in which they must serve.

President: Amy Read

Past President: Daryl Cairns

Secretary/Treasurer: Christy Innes

Director of Game Day Operations: James Fox

Director at Large: Tom Millar

Director of Coaching U9-U12 Development: TBA

Director of Academies & Programs: Mike Schue

Senior Coordinator: Gary Kilby

Executive Director, BCSPL: TBA

Technical & Administrative Staff

Our club could not be successful without the efforts of our staff, all of whom work very hard to deliver the best possible experience to the kids in our club.

Staff members include:

Technical Director – Steve Millar

Administrator – Carol Millar