Vancouver United Football Club (VanU) was founded in 2011 as a result of joining three long-standing west side Vancouver youth soccer clubs - Dunbar Soccer Association, Kerrisdale Soccer Society, and Point Grey Soccer Association. The founding clubs go back to the late 1950’s, and VanU inherited from these clubs a long tradition of strongly engaged players and teams, community involvement, supportive families, and a large number of volunteers.
VanU is one of the largest soccer clubs in the Lower Mainland with over 3000 boys and girls from the ages of three to 17 playing at the U4 to U18 levels. The club also hosts teams for women and men playing in their respective adult leagues. While most of the players are from the west side of Vancouver, there are many players from throughout the Vancouver area.
- Active Start
VanU FC's philosophy for the Active Start Program is to develop passion for the game and love of the ball.
To achieve this, we need to create as many opportunities as possible for every player to touch the ball as often as possible while focusing on fun, physical literacy (learning fundamental momvement skills) and soccer skill development (particularly ball manipulation and game play).
Vancouver United FC House League program focuses on creating a positive environment to learn the game of soccer and to further develop physical literacy skills.
Divisional Soccer is played in the U11 to U18 age groups. All U11-U12 divisional teams play eight-a-side games on half fields.
All U13 to U18 divisional teams play eleven-a-side games on full fields.
The VanU Academy is open to all VanU FC players U9-U13. These programs are geared to those players who are interested in a competitive and tiered development program. The Academy philosophy is to place like-minded and like-skilled players together, allowing players to train and develop in an environment suitable to their current ability.