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.
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