A History Worth Celebrating
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.
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