November 13, 2022

To our valued players, parents, and members,

We are pleased to advise we are working with the intention to amalgamate Mountain United FC, Cliff Avenue United FC, and Wesburn FC, as one club. This strategic union brings youth players, coaches, staff, volunteers, and parents under one club named: Burnaby Football Club.

The new Burnaby FC amalgamation will include a diverse representation from the three clubs. The first executive group will be made up of key executive members from the three principal organizations. This will do well in guiding the beginning years successfully ensuring high standards and governance.

Our new best in class club will build a continuous player pathway for players to develop skills, create memories, and learn in a team environment while enjoying the game.

Burnaby is one of Canada’s largest soccer producing cities, yet it is one of the few regions that does not have a fully integrated club to develop and nurture players through their soccer-playing path at different technical levels. We have a multi-tiered system operating in different organizations.

The new organization will look to bring a comprehensive technical and operating infrastructure to yield a superior experience for the players

Burnaby FC will embrace a positive culture and facilitate a movement to improve the youth sports culture in Canada to one that encourages high-quality coaches and environments that support positive youth development and social-emotional learning and well-being.

Continuous Pathway – A holistic strategy to develop exceptional humans who are growing and developing through the Canadian Soccer Pathway, Burnaby FC.

Mountain United FC (MUFC):

Founded in 2011, MUFC is part of the BCSPL (BC Soccer Premier League), a standards-based development environment, focused on player development for players and youth ages 12-18 in the Districts of Burnaby and is positioned as the highest level of youth development community soccer within BC.

MUFC is the largest supplier of players for University scholarships and programs and provides opportunities for Canadian youth national teams and professional clubs.

Cliff Avenue United FC (CAUFC):

Established in 1956, CAUFC is the largest and only club in Burnaby with over 2,000 youth players of all abilities aged U5-U18. CAUFC strives to create an atmosphere of fun, equality, fairness, and fair play for both recreational and competitive players, coaches, referees, and administrators so they may achieve their highest potential based on their own skill and desire.

Wesburn Youth Soccer Club (WFC):

In 1949, the Wesburn Community Association was formed and established a neighborhood park to facilitate youth sport. WFC is one of the Lower Mainlands oldest youth sporting organizations and has ties to our community that extend back more than a half-century serving four generations of Burnaby soccer players.

Burnaby FC will be the largest soccer club in the City of Burnaby aiming to be best in class in Canada.

Amalgamation Meetings & Details:

To facilitate the amalgamation and answer questions, each Club will hold a Special General Meeting to adopt both the Amalgamation Agreement and the Constitution and Bylaws of our new Burnaby Football Club.

WFC Special General Meeting:

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Time: 7:15pm
Location: Wesburn Community Centre, 4781 Parkwood Ave, Burnaby, BC.
Documents: Please refer to these relevant and circulated documents:
o Amalgamation Agreement
o BFC Constitution and Bylaws

More details to follow as we announce the completion of the amalgamation.

For more information, please contact our Club President:

Michael Iallonardo:

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