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Jim Lamond


We are saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Jim Lamond Co-Founder of Richmond Sports Council & Richmond KidSport.  He was an RUSC Lifetime member & was inducted into the Richmond Wall of Fame in 2016. Jim was a longtime volunteer & supporter of sports in Richmond.  He was a strong advocate of sports and helped many achieve their dreams.  He will be greatly missed.


Spring Break Camps 2023


The RUSC 2023 Spring Break Camp registration is now open: REGISTER HERE

All of our program offerings align with the Long Term Player Development Model set out by Canada Soccer.  Our team of highly knowledgeable, extremely talented and well respected Professional Coaches will continue to set the standard in terms of fun and player development that our club has been recognized for.  By registering your athlete(s) with Richmond United Soccer Club, your athlete will receive first-hand experience and training from one or more of our professional coaches. Our camps are open to all players and will focus on improving technical skills and decision-making on the field. Our primary goal is to create the best learning environment for every player at every level so that it matches his or her individual playing needs and abilities.


Camp 1
March 13-17, 2023
Ages: U5-U18 (2005-2018)
Location: Hugh Boyd Soccer Fields 
5:30-6:30  is U5-U10 (players born 2013- 2018)
6:45-7:45pm is U11-U18 (players born 2005 - 2012)
$75 early bird registration until January 31, 2023
$100 regular registration after January 31, 2023

Camp 2:
March 20-24, 2023
Ages: U5-U18 (2005-2018)
Location: Hugh Boyd Soccer Fields 
5:30-6:30  is U5-U10 (players born 2013- 2018)
6:45-7:45pm is U11-U18 (players born 2005 - 2012)
$75 early bird registration until January 31, 2023
$100 regular registration after January 31, 2023

All registrations must be completed online and paid by Visa or Mastercard.

Questions can be sent to

Spring Season 2023


Our popular Spring soccer program is back! Registration will open January 1, 2023.


Join us for our 2023 Spring program with all sessions delivered by our professional staff coaches. Whether you've played soccer for years or are wanting to give it a try for the very first time, our professional coaches will group players accordingly  and tailor their activities to meet you where you're at on your soccer journey. 

Our program will focus on all facets of soccer, building age appropriate technical and tactical confidence and competence through fun, engaging activities and games. The program will also incorporate fun activities designed to build physical literacy and the ability to move in ways that are essential for all sports. The curriculum for the program has been designed by our Technical Coaches in line with leading best practice in supporting young players on their development journey. 


April 3rd to June 23rd



As above, our professional coaches will tailor your program for where you're at in your soccer development.  

  • Existing Richmond United Players
  • Players wanting to try Richmond United and our development model for the first time
  • New players wanting to try soccer for the very first time



Richmond United Soccer Club's Monday Night Academy is designed to give all interested players and teams an opportunity to receive an additional training session with our professional coaches.  All the players will rotate between the coaches so that they experience a variety of coaching styles which is beneficial to overall player development. As the weeks progress, player confidence on and off the ball will improve as they learn and perfect their skills through ball exercises, drills practice and small-sided games.

The Academy will increase a player's skills, knowledge and awareness of the game while focusing on the following principles:

  • Attacking and Finishing skills, turning them into sharp operators inside and outside the penalty box.  Our professional coaches will break down different techniques of ball striking, teach players how to adopt proper body posture and reveal the right kinesthetic movements when approaching and striking the ball. 
  • Defending - Defensively they will learn proper distance and angles to prevent opponents from creating goal scoring opportunities. 
  • Position Specific - Players will also learn phases of play, transitioning from attacking to defending and vice versa, and how to support the play and player in possession. 

The Academy will run from September 19, 2022 to March 6, 2022. To provide additional scheduling flexibility for our players, MNA will be provided in two separate Modules:

  • Module 1: September 19, 2022 - November 21, 2022
  • Module 2: January 9, 2023 - March 6, 2023

* There will be no Academy in the month of December due to the Winter break.


Academy Sessions will be held on Monday nights on Hugh Boyd Blue with three-time slots available for all U8-U18 players:

  • 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - U8-U10
  • 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm - U11-U13
  • 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - U14-U18
  • Individual Module - $125
  • Both Modules - $215

For additional questions, please contact the Administrator.  

Adapted Kicks


Richmond United Soccer Club is extremely excited and proud to announce our new program, ADAPTED KICKS.

In 2020, our grassroots, non-profit association was renamed the Richmond United Soccer Club, and our Constitution was amended to be accepting and inclusive of all youth and adults, and of all genders and identities. Inclusion is the most recent addition to RUSC’s pillars:

“We believe in creating opportunities for all players of diverse identities, backgrounds and abilities to be included in our programs."

To better meet the needs of all youth and families in our community, the Adapted Kicks program caters specifically to the abilities of individuals with cognitive or physical diversities/limitations.  By accommodating recreation activities to the goals of the individual, these youth are able to successfully participate in soccer programming, promoting self-confidence and self-worth, while also providing them an opportunity to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

  • 45-minute sessions
  • Monday evenings, once a week
  • Open to any youth facing physical or cognitive diversities/limitations
  • 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm - U6-U9 (2014-2017)
  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - U10-U13 (2010-2013)
  • Hugh Boyd Park (field TBA)

Adapted Kicks will run from September 19, 2022 to March 6, 2023,  provided in two separate Modules:

  • Module 1: September 19, 2022 - November 21, 2022
  • Module 2: January 9, 2023 - March 6, 2023

* There will be no training sessions on Oct 10, Oct 31 and Feb 20.

* There will be no programming in the month of December due to the Winter break.

  • Individual Module - $100 per player

Registration is now open for Module 1! Click here or on the link below to register.


Are you interested in joining the RUSC Adapted Kicks team as a volunteer coach? Please click here to submit a volunteer application.

For additional questions, please contact Gita Manhas.

Coaching Announcement


 As we enter September and the onset of another season, on behalf of the RUSC Board of Directors, I’d like to take this opportunity to give a warm welcome to all our new players and a welcome back to our existing players and members.  We’re really looking forward to this upcoming program and season.  After a couple years of uncertainty with the pandemic, we’re learning to live with the realities of covid and a new normal.  This season marks a somewhat return of the past with limited restrictions, at least to start the season and we’re hopeful things will continue without hesitations or pauses. 

If you haven’t heard already, RUSC is extremely excited to launch our new program, Adapted Kicks for the Fall.  It is a program catered specifically to the abilities of individuals with cognitive or physical diversities or limitations and places them in a position for success with an end goal to be fully immersed into the general playing membership if and when they are ready.  We’re ecstatic to be able to be able to provide this program and truly become a club of inclusion.

On the personnel front, a few announcements to share with our membership:

Cassandra Jankovic is now on maternity leave.  In fact, just yesterday she welcomed their new baby boy, Marco into their family! We wish all the best to Coach Cass, Fabian and now big brother Luca and already cannot wait until she’s back on the pitch.

Brent Branker has been elevated to Club Head Coach.  Coach Brent is a staple of the RUSC and has spent the last decade as the face of the club.  We are honoured and thrilled that Coach Brent will continue to represent the RUSC.

Emad Ghashghaee makes his return to the RUSC as Director of Coaching starting September 6th.  Coach Emad will assume much of the responsibilities that Coach Cass undertook.  He is a decorated and well-respected coach in the community, holding National B, National Children’s, Goalkeeping and Technical Director certifications.

Noah Jobson joins RUSC as a Provincial B licensed coach and brings his experience in the creation and execution of adaptive sports programming.  Coach Noah will lead the Adapted Kicks program and help continue to create opportunities for neurodiverse athletes to be a part of the diverse, inclusive and fun programming at RUSC. 

Gustavo Zadunaisky is coming to RUSC to oversee our Goalkeeper Academy this Fall.  Coach Gus has a lifelong passion for football and goalkeeping, as a player and as a coach.  He holds a Provincial B License and Goalkeeping Diploma and having previously coached with RUSC, is extremely excited to return “home”. 

Thank you for your continued support and let us all have a terrific season!


Congratulations to former RUSC player Emma Yee

Emma Yee has been chosen to represent BC for the Canada Summer Games

BC Soccer is excited to announce the players representing our province at the upcoming Canada Summer Games in Niagra!!

Selection and preparation for the Soccer competition in Niagra is built into the BC Soccer Provincial Program which is designed to bring together identified players into training and game environments from the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and wider membership. Aligned with Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Development (LPTD) guidelines, the Provincial Program is primarily focused on the individual player and not the team as players develop at different rates, stages, and ages, thus each individual experiences a unique development path. In addition to supporting each player’s development, the program also aims to create an overall environment that allows scouting opportunities by Universities, Colleges, professional programming and ultimately Canada Soccer’s youth national teams programming.

Full details here:

RUSC Scholarship Recipients of 2022


RUSC Scholarships (2 recipients)

These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating athletes who are currently involved in an RUSC program as a player, coach, referee or any other position within the club. Beyond excellence in playing, each individual’s contributions to RUSC programs is also considered. 

Peyton Barnes

Congratulations Peyton Barnes! Peyton began playing soccer on a Division 3 team eight years ago, working hard at this level to develop her soccer skills. In time, Peyton also grew as a leader on the field, offering guidance to new teammates.

Erica Forman

Congratulations Erica Forman! Erica has been playing soccer with RUSC since age 6, eventually dedicating time as a volunteer and now coach for the club. Erica is also well-representative of a team player, having overcome injury to show dedication to her team and the sport. 

Ashley Chen Scholarship (1 recipient)

This $2,000 scholarship exists to enshrine and acknowledge the values that Ashley consistently demonstrated. It is dedicated to a graduating athlete who demonstrates hard work and competitiveness on the soccer field, and also, like Ashley, combines this with fairness and compassion for others off the field.

Jaya Punia

Congratulations Jaya Punia! Jaya truly exceeds all the above criteria. Especially, Jaya embodies exactly what a role-model is, and should be for their peers and for our younger players. We are so proud to have had Jaya also join our coaching staff at RUSC.

After an extensive search, RUSC is extremely excited to announce to its membership the hiring of Kristin Biro as our new Administrator.  Kristin is a seasoned community soccer professional having served in various positions with both Coastal FC and Cliff Avenue United FC.  In addition, she has also founded and operated her own soccer business, Creative Soccer for Tots, in which she designed, programmed and implemented soccer programs for 2-5 year olds. 

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of the Fraser Valley and has an abundance of experience working in a variety of sports, fitness and recreational environments and roles.  Please join us in welcoming Kristin to the RUSC family.


Approved! Richmond United Soccer Club receives BC Soccer and Canada Soccer “Quality Soccer Provider Status”.

Richmond United Soccer Club is excited to announce that BC Soccer and Canada Soccer have recognized our club as one of Canada Soccer’s Quality Soccer Providers.

Ensuring that our club operates within the standards set forth by both BC Soccer and Canada Soccer is important to us. This “stamp of approval” signals to the Richmond Community that our governing bodies have confirmed that our club has the Governance, Administration, Infrastructure, and Technical processes in place to provide Quality Soccer Programming that facilitates the ongoing development of all players.

A huge Congratulations to all other local organizations! Well done everyone!!!

A huge Congratulations to all other local organizations in BC! Well done everyone!!
Read full article at

BC Soccer congratulates 18 BC Organizations achieving Canada Soccer's Quality Soccer Provider designation

Posted on March 15th, 2022 by BC Soccer

BC Soccer joins Canada Soccer in announcing 18 BC based Clubs achieving Quality Soccer Provider designation in line with Canada Soccer’s National Youth Club Licensing Program

March 15th, 2022 - Vancouver BC  / Ottawa ON

BC soccer is pleased to welcome 18 new Quality Soccer Provider organizations to the Canada Soccer National Club Licensing Program. These organizations have worked dilligently to achieve the designation and provide a safe and welcoming environment to participants.

Effective 2023, the Quality Soccer Provider designation will become a requirement of affiliated clubs within the membership.  This provides clubs with the opportunity to meet important standards, along with fullfilling the requirements of Canada Soccer's Safe Sport Roster which was unanimously adopted at the 2019 Canada Soccer Annual Meeting of the Members. 

We applaud the efforts of the following organizations:

  • Abbotsford United SC
  • BC Surf Soccer
  • BC Tigers Football Club
  • Bowen Island Football Club
  • Burnaby Girls Soccer Club
  • Campbell River Youth Soccer Association
  • Chilliwack Football Club
  • Comox Valley United Soccer club
  • Gabriola Soccer
  • Juan de Fuca Soccer Association
  • New Westminster SC
  • North Delta Football Club
  • Port Moody Soccer Club
  • Richmond United Soccer Club
  • Ridge Meadows Soccer Club
  • Squamish Youth Soccer
  • West Vancouver Football Club
  • Westcastle International Academy


Congratulations to the RUSC players!!

Richmond United are proud supporters of the Canada Soccer Long-Term Player Development Pathway.  A measure of our success each year is when a player is invited to the next step in their development.  We'd like to recognize and offer our congratulations to the following intake (born 2010) players:



Accepted invitations to TSS FC:

  • Payton Rogers 
  • Ava Wang  
  • Payton Cavazzi 
  • Erin-Rose Kelly 
  • Sohanna Kooner 
  • Adam Flores 

Accepted invitations to Fusion FC:

  • Ana Glavacic
  • Anna Dukes
  • Leah Hothi
  • Sonam Aulakhh
  • Neey Rana
  • Hailey Bindra

Additional congratulations go out to Aiden Wang for being accepted to the 2008 TSS BCSPL team.  

Well done players! Best of luck in the future.


Player Assessment Process for New & Current Players



Richmond United Soccer Club (RUSC) will no longer be holding formal “tryouts/evaluations” for our Competitive Program Stream (Metro, Div 1 and Div 2).




  1. We promote a Player First Approach
  2. To support Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Player Development principles
  3. To reduce player stress and anxiety
  4. RUSC Technical Staff are constantly monitoring and evaluating players within our environment throughout the season


  1. Player registers for their preferred stream (recreational or competitive)

  2. Once registration closes, players are placed on teams based on performance and commitment from previous season(s) by RUSC Technical Staff. If required, RUSC Technical Staff may consult with Club Coaches to aid in their decision making.

  • U11-12 teams will be created in line with Canada Soccer philosophy. Teams will be structured and tiered and we will utilize a fluid roster approach which will be evaluated and adjusted as required based on what is best for the individual player at the time, the learning objectives and desired outcomes for individual growth and development.

  • Depending on the number of players and other factors, U13 and up will be balanced or tiered.

  1. For players that have not played with the Club previously and want to register, the following steps will take place:

    • U10-12 players will be placed on a team to start the season, however may be moved onto a different team if significant imbalances occur

    • U13 and up players will join 2-4 training sessions with the appropriate team/level of play to establish best fit and suitability for the players overall growth and development 


  1. Once a player is offered or assigned a team/level of play, the individual has 72 hours to accept the offer by replying to the offer/placement email.  

  2. If a player does not reply within the 72 hours, the Club will place the player on a team to start the season and re-evaluate the player's placement at a later date.

  3. It is possible that certain factors/considerations result in the club creating a mixed age group/team. This will only be considered if RUSC Technical Staff believe this is in the best interest of the player(s)

To help facilitate this assessment process, the RUSC will provide best efforts to have complete age groups train at the same time and location to facilitate a flud roster process for consistent and sustained evaluations. RUSC is committed to creating an inclusive environment that provides opportunities for all players to continue playing soccer while supporting each player's individual growth, development and enjoyment of the game.


Spring Break Camp 2022


The RUSC Spring Break camps will be returning for 2022 with all sessions coached by our professional staff coaches.  Our Spring Break camp is open to all ages  from U5 (2017) to U18 (2004).


  • Camp 1: Monday 14th March - Friday 18th March
  • Camp 2: Monday 21st March - Friday 25th March

Training Schedule: TBD

  • Time and location to be confirmed upon final field allocations from the City of Richmond.

Who are our Spring Break Camps For?


Our professional coaches will tailor your program for where you're at in your soccer development.  

  • Existing Richmond United Players
  • Players wanting to try Richmond United and our development model for the first time
  • New players wanting to try soccer for the very first time

Our camps will focus on all facets of soccer, building age appropriate technical and tactical confidence and competence through fun, engaging activities and games. The program will also incorporate fun activities designed to build physical literacy and the ability to move in ways that are essential for all sports. The curriculum for the program has been designed by our technical coaches and in line with leading best practice in supporting young players on their development journey. 


$125 per camp

$200 if both camps are booked together

Welcome Back Coach Cassie!

We have some wonderful news to share and celebrate… Coach Cassie is returning to our soccer fields!

Many of you already know and love Coach Cass - she has been part of our RUSC family since 2012. Now back from maternity leave, Coach Cass is looking forward to reconnecting with all your familiar faces.

For those who have yet to meet Coach Cass, with a Provincial B Coaching License she will be re-joining our staff as a Training & Development coach, supporting RUSC soccer programs from on and off the field.  You will see Coach Cass again starting Monday January 17th.

A message from Coach Cassie:

“I am extremely grateful for the support that I was shown from the entire RUSC community this past year, and having that time to spend with my family, but I am really happy to be back on the field. I am proud of the RUSC's growth this season and I can’t wait to be part of the hard-working team behind it. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of the staff, coaches and parents, but I’m most excited to see the players in action!"

It goes without saying, we are excited to welcome Coach Cass back!


The National Shoebox Project


The Shoebox Project is back!!
Each year, the RUSC participates in the national Shoebox Project by collecting donated items to be distributed to families impacted by poverty and homelessness in our community.

The RUSC will be holding a donation drop off night on Tuesday Dec 7 & Thursday Dec 9th from 6:00-7:45pm at Hugh Boyd (outside of boyd blue near the basketball court.) Please come by with your shoebox during these nights but if your are not able to, you can always donate at other collections sites listed below.

Your donations have helped so many families over the past years enjoy the holidays and you are the reason for a true community spirit... a community coming together helping each other!

Come by and say hello, have some hot chocolate, enjoy some treats!!...we can't wait to see you!!

Shoebox Gift Ideas:


  • Gift cards (for groceries, coffee shop, movies, drug store, fast food). Please write the amount on the card or include the receipt.

  • Cozy accessories: socks, mitts, scarf, hat, hand warmers

  • Helpful items for warmer months: sunscreen, reusable water bottle

  • Something sweet: nut-free chocolate and candy (not alcohol-filled)

  • Cough drops, multivitamins

  • Body or hand lotion, soaps, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss

  • Brush, comb, shampoo, conditioner

  • Nail polish, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick, lip balm

  • Purse-sized Kleenex, small cosmetic bag

  • Shower shoes, soap & toothbrush holder

  • Journals, colouring books, pens, coloured pencils



Sportstown Soccer Shop

11191 Horseshoe Way #6, Richmond BC

Monday to Friday 10am - 8pm

Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday 9:30am - 7pm


Coast Capital – 5 & Cambie

1911 Cambie Rd, Richmond BC

Monday to Thursday 9:30am – 5pm

Friday 9:30am - 6pm

Saturday 9:30am – 3pm


Coast Capital - Richmond Centre

6253 No 3 Rd, Richmond BC

Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 3pm


Coast Capital – Steveston

Unit #100 – 3960 Chatham St, Richmond BC

Tuesday to Thursday 9:30 am – 5pm

Friday 9:30am – 6pm

Saturday 9:30am – 3pm


Steveston Real Estate

12011 3rd Ave, Richmond BC

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm 


Defy Gravity Dance Company

Unit #30 - 1151 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC

Tuesday to Thursday 4pm – 8pm

Saturday 9am – 2pm


2021 Drop Off Locations - Ladner


Envision Financial

5155 Ladner Trunk Rd, Delta, BC

Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5pm


Robertson Optical and Optometry

#102 – 5405  Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC

Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 4pm


Personal Residence

5075 Whitworth Crescent, Delta BC


Personal Residence

#37 - 5510 Admiral Way, Delta, BC

How you can help flood victims

With the recent weather events in BC, many families have been impacted by the floods and landslides and had to evacuate their homes. 

The RUSC would like to help those that have been stranded and affected by this devastating storm. We will be making a monetary to the Canadian Red Cross Extreme Weather response program. 

There's also a need for boxed items such as baby food, pet food, and toiletries. If you would like to help, the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib Sikh Temple is looking for donations as they have the resources to deliver these items to the evacuees and stranded motorists/families in the Fraser Valley. 

Please contact Giani Narinder Singh at 

604 780-2573 to make arrangements near you as there is a gas shortage in certain areas of the lower mainland. 

For your reference the Sikh Temple is located at:

       Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib 
       15255 68 Avenue Surrey, British Columbia

Thank you to all the volunteers doing amazing work!!

We've all been impacted in some way and we hope that all of you are keeping safe. 

RUSC Winter Toques


As a result of extremely high demand, we are excited to announce that our friend and partner, the Nine O’Clock Gun Company, is releasing a second batch of the limited edition RUSC winter toques!  Get yours while you can.  Inventory is limited.

Pre-order is available now.  The expected shipping date of January 1st.  Free shipping promo code: RUSC

BC Soccer Premier League

RUSC has a proud history of promoting players into the BC Soccer Premier League each year. Information on the 2010/11 born intake evaluation process can be found at the link below:




U14 Metro Boys Season Opening Kickoff

Awesome debut for the U14 Metro Boys team yesterday!!! Not bad winning 4-1 in their season-opening kickoff!! Great to see an exciting game & can't wait for more...thank you everyone for supporting the U14 boys first game of the season.

Thank you @sj_sp_photography for the great shots.

Richmond United is adding a boys’ program to its youth soccer operations this year

"United begins new club chapter with optimism"


The recent Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo were nothing like the world had seen before. The COVID-19 pandemic saw the global spectacle viewed almost exclusively on TV, with live attendance notably limited or non-existent.

But that didn’t overshadow many outstanding athletic achievements, including a gold medal performance by the Canadian women’s soccer team. Doubtless, the inspiring effort has helped spawn a renewed interest in the game across our home and native land—and certainly in local youth soccer.

Richmond United Soccer Club has seen its numbers balloon over last year, sitting at 726 today after being at 366 to kick off the 2020 season. The combination of the national women’s team’s success on the international stage, coupled with United’s inclusion of boys for the first time, lends to an air of optimism. But Mandhir Punia, director of soccer operations for United, believes the club’s growth has a lot to do with the community at large becoming more familiar with the club model which includes “professional coaches working with every team at least once a week, and our fee structure which provides a lot of value to our members.”

“We expect to continue to grow,” Punia says. “Our club’s history of success in developing players, and creating fun and challenging environments for players to grow, has been recognized throughout the community. As a result, our first year of running a boys’ program has been overwhelmingly positive. We have multiple teams participating at all levels of play.”

Last weekend, 10 United teams participated in the SX Cup, with the U18 Strikers Metro Division team earning first-place honours and the U14 Dynamite, also a Metro Division side, placing second.

“As we enter the first weekend of league play, we are excited for the season,” Punia says. “We fully expect that all our players will continue to have fun and develop, while making lifelong friendships. And our graduating players, both boys and girls, can look forward to continuing to play after youth soccer with our men’s and women’s teams.”

The club is also excited to welcome Ross Kenny aboard. Appointed as the club’s new sporting director, Kenny brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and “will be instrumental in taking our club to the next level,” Punia concludes.

Limited Edition Winter Toques

The Nine O'Clock Gun Company has designed a warm winter training toque for the RUSC!

The Limited Edition toques arrive in October, just in time for the cold winter weather.

Only 48 toques will be printed.

Preorder yours now for $25 before they are all gone.

Free shipping promo code: RUSC

Shop hats here

SX Cup Congratulations RUSC

Well done to all the teams who participated in the SX Cup this past weekend. Congrats to the U18 Strikers for placing 1st & the U14 Metro for placing 2nd plus for donating to Jumpstart and the BC Children’s Hospital Champions for Charity. Way to go everyone.

The Player's Right To Choose

In order to truly provide a “player-first” environment, our club adopts the principle of the Player’s Right to Choose. This principle recognizes that every player has the right to choose or change their soccer environment without pressure, coercion, or recrimination. As long as those choices fit within the selection and transfer windows of their respective leagues, the player must feel free and unencumbered.

While we do not encourage players to continually “shop” around the soccer community for what they perceived to be a “better” team, it is not the place of our club, nor any of its officials, to stand in the way of those decisions in any way or manner.

Multiple Soccer Environments

While a player can only be registered with one BC Soccer team/club, a player may participate in multiple soccer environments. Those environments may take the form of private training programs or they may even be programs operated by other BC Soccer clubs. So long as the player can maintain their club commitments with respect to training and games, we support those choices. The only request that we ask of the player is to keep us informed on how much soccer they are engaging in. This is simply to ensure that the player is not getting over-taxed. This disclosure applies to any ongoing sports or physical exertion activities.

The reasons for any player attending an additional soccer program is not the concern of our club. It may be simply to get extra training or it may be with the intent of transferring to another soccer club. We support the player’s right to make those decisions. That being said, we would appreciate any feedback on our own programming if it is not meeting all the needs of the player.

Note: there is also no requirement for the player to inform our club of the name of the additional soccer environment in which they are participating. We respect the player’s privacy in that regard.

Attending Evaluations at Other Clubs

There may be situations when a player from our club wishes to attend an evaluation at another club. We completely support that choice. While ideally, we would like to be given the opportunity to remedy the situation if a player is unhappy with their soccer environment, the player is under no obligation to inform us about attending evaluations at other programs.

If our club is informed about a player attending an evaluation, there will be no recriminations whatsoever. We may ask to meet with the player/parent to find out if we can remedy the situation but the player/parent is under no obligation to do so.

If the player ends up leaving the club before the end of the season, we will support that choice and issue any refund due, according to the club’s refund policy.

Supporting the right of a player to choose is fundamental to a player's first environment and ultimately holds the soccer organization accountable for the program they offer.



Thank You Tim Hortons

The RUSC would like to say THANK YOU Tim Hortons #TimbitsSports for supporting the RUSC and communities across Canada by donating soccer balls and jersey kits for kids year after year.

The RUSC is grateful for your generous donations and for Tim  Hortons for being a community leader in helping kids make friends through sports.

Tim Hortons, Bringing Communities Together one game at a time

 Richmond United Soccer Club.Diversity & Inclusion.Together Stronger.United as One.



Richmond United Soccer Club is proud to name our jersey sponsorship partners starting in the Fall 2021/2022 season. 

The RUSC is extremely excited to announce that Steveston Real Estate and Penta Homes have signed on to continue to be the club’s Primary Kit sponsor.  The multi-year deal will see the Steveston Real Estate and Penta Homes logos featured on our red kits for the RUSC’s youth development and select teams and adult men’s and women’s teams.  This carries on the partnership that has been in place since 2016.

In addition, the club is equally thrilled to name Ember Indian Kitchen as our new Training Kit partner.  Ember is a local family-run business centered on giving back to our community.  This sponsorship will see the Ember logo prominently displayed on all our black training kits throughout the RUSC.

Along with this announcement of our jersey sponsorships, the Richmond United Soccer Club would like to announce to its membership that kits for all ages will be included with your registration this year.  This includes socks and shorts.  Additional RUSC gear, such as bags, warm up gear, hats, jackets and much more, is still available to purchase optionally.  More information will be cascaded to each individual team in the coming days.

About Steveston Real Estate - Steveston Real Estate is a collection of impassioned RE/MAX Westcoast Realtors, led by Sean Lawson, providing a full-service marketing company. Your complete source for all things real estate in Richmond, BC, we offer extensive experience in both resale properties and project marketing, with Sean having over 30 years of working with sellers, buyers, local builders and developers. We have the only Steveston Village storefront for Real Estate Services and are the leader of resale properties in the area. Steveston Real Estate was the # 2 RE/MAX Team worldwide in 2020.

About Penta Homes - Penta Builders Group is a team of experts at every level. With over 20 years of industry experience and a commitment to integrity and excellence, we have earned the trust and respect of homeowners throughout the Lower Mainland. A home built by Penta has meticulous design, long-lasting value and careful attention to the finest details.  President Barry Cavanaugh is dedicated to the communities in which he builds and strives to make community contributions in ways that are significant, meaningful and long-lasting.

About Ember Indian Kitchen - a casual, but upscale Indian restaurant that serves premium quality and delicious food along the Fraser River in Steveston. Guests can enjoy boasting expansive windows and watch boats go by, while dining on fabulous South Asian fare. Inspired by the fusion of India and East Africa (particularly the street food of Uganda), Ember’s repertoire of “celebrated” dishes is unique. The expansive, bright, sleek restaurant is where Stevestonites and foodies from across the Lower Mainland come for an inspired menu. Ember offers dine-in, take-out, catering and has space for large parties. Founder, Amin Sunderji is dedicated and proud to be part of the Steveston Community.





CITY OF RICHMOND: Celebrate Pride Week in Richmond with a variety of in-person and online events planned throughout the week. These inclusive and engaging activities are open to all members of the community and are presented by the City of Richmond in partnership with Community Associations and Societies, and the Richmond Public Library.

Pride Week is a celebration of our LGBTQ2S+ communities. It is about valuing and respecting diversity and recognizing the importance of a safe and inclusive community for everyone.

A complete list of 2021 Pride Week events is listed below. All events are free and for all ages, unless otherwise specified. Interested individuals are required to register online or by phone in order to receive the Zoom link to participate in online events.

New Partnership with Nine O'clock Gun Company


Richmond United Soccer Club is excited to announce that we have a new community partner - our official hat supplier, The Nine O'Clock Gun Company!

They are a local Steveston based hat company who make historically inspired baseball hats. They have designed a limited edition baseball hat to raise money for the club.

All of the profits from the hats are going to the club. Please go to their website to pre-order your hats! 

For free shipping and local delivery in Richmond only, use promo code: RUSC

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