About Us

Welcome to Royal York FC, your specialized training and development club in the heart of Etobicoke.  We bring top quality international coaching to even the youngest of all our players.  We believe playing with the right fundamentals and skills from the beginning is an essential part of every player’s success.

Just because you are new to the game, doesn’t mean you settle for second best coaching.  Our certified and professional coaches work with players as young as three years old building early confidence and proper soccer skills to establish a love for the game and a foundation for playing at a recreational or elite level.

Led by Leon Brown, a former professional player with over 8 years on the professional soccer circuit, our style of play is influenced by a focused technical approach.  We believe there is a player in everyone and that our training and development philosophy helps each player develop to the best of their ability.

Whether you’ve never touched the ball, play at the park, on a school team or currently play at a competitive level, Royal York FC has a multitude of player development training programs.  Our club caters to all players from specialized group and individual programs, to team play and pathways to varsity or professional levels.

Regardless of where you want to take your game, our goal is to meet friends, play well, and share the beautiful game.

Quite Simply.  We’re possessed with football.  At Royal York FC we pride ourselves on delivering first class training sessions resulting in match day excellence.  Whatever your age or level of play, our philosophy is simple – we’re here to help you develop. We strive to deepen your love of the beautiful game using a skills-first approach. We cultivate a style of play that is athletic, fast and strong on ball control.  We focus on the technical excellence that is the cornerstone of success for the world’s top football professionals. While we enjoy winning games, it will not be at the expense of true technical expertise.  Our players do not “kick and chase” their ball down the field. Royal Yorkers are the team that consistently perform 3 and 4 pass moves, who are hard to get the ball from, and who understand that winning is an effort of both physical, mental and psychological proportions.  With the best professional coaches from across the globe, we expect players to invest as much in their performance as we do in top quality training.

A Professional Club At Your Doorstep.  You don’t need to drive downtown or move to the suburbs for professional level coaching. Leon Brown, founder and owner of Royal York FC, has followed and achieved the soccer dream. Born in Birmingham, England, he has been involved in soccer at an international level for over 30 years.  His career launched with his first professional contract for England’s Bristol Rovers in 1980. Over the course of 7 incredible years, he continued playing professionally in Sweden, Malta, Iceland and New Zealand before his final run with the Winnipeg Fury.  He continued to play semi-pro for 10 years and began his coaching career in 2003.  An accredited coach, he has extensive experience developing young soccer players of various ages and levels of experience. He has a highly motivational style that he shares with his players, coaching staff and Royal York family. He is dedicated to developing players into the best they can be and relishes the excitement of playing soccer any place, any day, any time. As President of Royal York FC, Leon has hand-selected all of Royal York FC’s coaches and ensures that they are driven with the passion, integrity and elite level professional performance that is the Club’s trademark.

Learn more about the RYFC Difference

Open Player Invitation

Royal York FC Player Open Invitation Dates

Royal York FC is holding open player invitations for girls and boys aged 5-13.

Please pre-register by clicking on this link and filling out the registration form.
See dates below:
  • Thursday, August 25, Bloordale Middle School 6:30-8:00pm: Rep competitive team invitation.
  • Monday, August 29, Bloordale Middle School 6:30-8:00pm: This date is for any players who would like to participate and sample our Football School Technical session. Get a chance to work with our Technical director and technical team.
  • Tuesday, August 30, Bloordale Middle School 6:30-8:00pm: Rep competitive team invitation.
  • Wednesday, September 07, Bloordale Middle School 6:30-7:30pm: Rep competitive team invitation.

RYFC Football School

Players aged 5 to 8, welcome to RYFC's Elite Technical Football School - your entry point into rep competitive soccer. This program will prepare players to be competitive and technically skilled by age 8. Players will progress to a more advanced technical level than what they were exposed to in our Mini Master technical soccer program.

The RYFC Soccer School will bring more focus on mechanical movements, balance and true technical skill work delivered 3 times per week.

See our Football School page for more information.

Girls Only Technical

New to Royal York FC are our girls only technical soccer programs. It is important to fast-track the technical development skills in all girl soccer players.

The opportunity is NOW. These technical skill programs are centered around building ball handling confidence in all players. Other areas of focus will be individual player mechanics using dynamic agility techniques. The time is NOW!

Goalkeeping Technical Training

In this clinic the ‘Net Minder’ is king and chief and commander of the team. Fine tune ALL the techniques and skills required to become the best goalkeeper you can be. Our elite goalkeeping coach will give players of all ability the confidence needed to play between the sticks with authority. Improve your technical skills, vision of the game and improve match day performance

Email info@royalyorkfc.com for more information and booking a session.



House League

Do YOU want to play soccer games - Yes? Now you have the opportunity to play soccer in our Futsal House League games every Saturday morning at Lambton Kingsway School.

Our House League will be centered on a player centric small-sided game model. This will ensure that ALL players are involved in the game and fewer players are sharing the ball. This approach will fast track players in-game confidence and allow them to rapidly develop their individual technical ball skills.