What is Coastal FC?
Coastal FC is a registered, not-for-profit, society based in South Surrey, BC that offers soccer programs for boys, girls and adults in South Surrey, White Rock, and neighbouring communities.
Formation and Foundation
Coastal Football Club was created on October 15, 2012 as a result of the amalgamation of the Peace Arch Soccer Club, the Semiahmoo Soccer Club and the South Fraser Soccer Club.
Peace Arch Soccer Club was founded in 1965 to provide organized soccer programming for boys aged 5–18 years old, and, in 2008, added an adult men’s program. Semiahmoo Soccer Club was founded in 1988 to provide organized programs for girls aged 5–18 years old, and, in 2004, added an adult women’s program.
South Fraser Soccer Club was formed in 2011 as a joint venture of Peace Arch Soccer Club and Semiahmoo Soccer Club to apply for a BC Soccer Premier League franchise, which South Fraser was awarded in 2011. South Fraser FC provided elite-level soccer programs for boys and girls aged 12–18 years old.
The Club has grown from a membership of a few hundred boys and girls in its early years to a total of approximately 4,000 boys, girls, men and women, and has adopted a vision of providing a top-level, player-first soccer development environment in the South Surrey, White Rock, and neighbouring communities.
Financial Commitment to Our Community
Coastal FC’s history also includes financial participation with the City of Surrey in field improvements at South Surrey Athletic Park (SSAP), HT Thrift, Jessie Lee and South Meridian, and the new construction and renovation of soccer-related facilities. For example, Coastal FC was involved in financing the warm-up area at the east end of the SSAP #9 turf field, which the Club paid for at a cost of $300,000. The Club is also a member of the South Surrey Field House Society, which organized the 1992 construction of the Rotary Field House located in SSAP, and to which the Club contributed $110,000.
Fields and Other Facilities
South Surrey Athletic Park (SSAP), our home park, is a top quality facility located at 20th Ave. and 148th St. in South Surrey (map) that features:
- Three full-size, lighted, artificial turf fields.
- Eight full-size grass fields (four dedicated to soccer), including two of the best grass pitches in the province.
- Heated change rooms.
- Four buildings with washrooms.
- Meeting facilities.
- Game-day concession.
We also host games at:
- Morgan (Creek) Elementary (map).
- Peace Arch Elementary (map).
- South Meridian Park (map).
- Bakerview Park (map).
- Dufferin Park (map)
Coastal FC maintains office and meeting space at the Pacific Inn, 1160 King George Blvd. For our mailing address, please see the Staff and Directors page.
Many of our meetings and events are held at the Rotary Field House, at the west end of Field 9 (turf) at South Surrey Athletic Park.
To provide a player-focused, coach-driven environment that will empower players and coaches to expand their knowledge, ability and passion for the beautiful game of soccer.
Implementation of periodized expert player development programs, ongoing assessment systems, and coach education to ensure the advancement of each player throughout all stages of Canadian Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development Pathway.
Inclusivity to all players, teams, summer clubs, coaches, volunteers, referees and executives in order to create an unconditional feeling of Club love and pride.
One Club. Focus on building “Coastal Pride” in all players, coaches, teams and members, in order to represent one another at all times as One Club.
Family. Coastal Pride and the One Club attitude, will allow Coastal FC to act and succeed as a family, united in the development of all players.
Lifelong Participation. Everlasting Coastal Pride is the goal of Coastal FC, through lifelong programming, hoping to create a perpetual player pathway covering all stages of the Long Term Player Development Model.