About us

Guiding Principles

 

REGISTER HERE Organized soccer has been a part of our city for nearly 70 years, but for a long time the sport was splintered among many groups, genders, and locations.

Richmond has a rich soccer history that embraces diversity and community, and in 2023, after several years of discussions, all Richmond-based soccer teams came together and united as one to form Richmond United FC.

Club Staff & Coaches

Technical Director

David Thorburn

David is recognized as one of the most – if not the most – qualified and successful Technical Directors in Canada, with over 30 years’ experience in soccer as a professional player, coach, manager, chief scout and international player agent. Thorburn has worked extensively in Scotland and England with clubs including Glasgow Rangers, Aberdeen, and Greenock Morton, and has been employed by the Scottish and English FA in youth development roles.
Before taking the reins at RFC, David turned Whitby Iriquois and Aurora Soccer Club into national champions out of Ontario.

 

“I’ve sent players to clubs as big as Chelsea, Southampton, Leicester City, Fulham, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, and Aston Villa in the Premier League,” says Thorburn. “Locally, at the MLS level, I’ve worked with the Vancouver Whitecaps, Minnesota FC, Toronto FC to name a few. My goal is for every graduating player at the advanced levels to have offers for college scholarships and beyond. To make that happen, you need to do more than just make good players, you have to present them to scouts, you need a network that s extensive, and you need that network to know your club is serious.”

Head of LTPD

Scott Guy

cott has been coaching professionally for 18 years and his time with the Scottish Football Association was as a qualified Coach Education Tutor with the national governing body of the sport. He has coached with Glasgow Rangers FC, Aberdeen, and Leyton Orient, as well as the Scottish and English FA.

 

He holds a UEFA (A), Int. UEFA (B) License, Youth License, and Children’s License. He has a B.A. in Sports Development. and SAQ (Speed, Agility, and Quickness) Trainer Award, and is a coach educator for FIFA. He also holds a USA Youth License.

Administrator

Tania Webster

Club Operations (Administrator, Registrar, Competitions/Events)
admin@rufc.ca - 236-990-1955

Field Locations & Field Maps

Our sessions take place at Hugh Boyd Park in the west, Minoru Park and Richmond High in the city centre, and King George Park in the east.

News

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Richmond United FC Unveils New Club Logo

November 27, 2023

We are excited to unveil the new brand identity for Richmond United FC with a new club crest.  We distilled the essence of our brand into a fresh new look that represents the community of Richmond while retaining our vibrant legacy colours.  With the merger of RFC and RUSC, our combined club needed a new…

Richmond United FC Confirms David Thorburn as Technical Director

August 24, 2023

RICHMOND, BC– Richmond United FC proudly announces the appointment of renowned player development expert, David Thorburn, as the club’s Technical Director. The appointment comes as a result of an exhaustive process by the RUFC Technical Committee, emphasizing their commitment to elevate the club’s stature and success on the national stage. Thorburn, having shown his technical…

RFC & RUSC Merger: New Chapter Begins with Richmond United FC

August 8, 2023

RICHMOND, BC, AUGUST 2, 2023: Since 1955, young soccer enthusiasts in Richmond have donned various club names and colours, symbolizing a variety of different inter-city localities and affiliations. However, the city has never rallied under a single unified banner until now. Today marks a transformative milestone as Richmond FC and Richmond United SC (previously Richmond Girls…

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We acknowledge and thank the First Peoples of the territory of the hən ̓q ̓əmin ̓əm ̓ language group on whose traditional and unceded territories we play soccer and live, and upon where the Musqueam people continue their traditions and cultural education.