The Aurora Youth Soccer Club's Competitive (Rep) program dates back to the late 1960's with teams of young teenage boys traveling to other towns and districts to compete in regular league play. As youth soccer began to grow and develop in, what is now York Region, clubs and leagues started to differentiate themselves into various classes and levels of soccer. House Leagues, All-Star, Select, Traveling and Rep teams started to form and leagues started to cater to specific playing levels.

Today, our competitive teams compete in leagues, tournaments and exhibition games throughout Ontario, across the country and abroad. We are proud of our Stingers and their rich history within our Club.

In 1993 the Aurora Youth Soccer Club adopted the nick-name Stingers and the colours GOLD, BLACK and WHITE as its official colours.


  • To promote a fun & caring atmosphere in which young players may fulfill their playing potential.
  • To develop top players within the ethical guidelines of Fair Play & Sportsmanship
  • To develop & promote soccer education within Aurora & the wider community.
  • To produce top quality players capable of moving on to higher levels of play beyond the AYSC – scholarships, semi-professional & professional levels.

The interests of the ‘Club’ & the ‘Team’ can be best served by focusing our attention on the ‘Player’. The complete player is made up of a careful blend of technical, physical, emotional & mental skills. Competitive & championship calibre teams are littered with players who have the right blend – what we call ‘The Right Stuff’.

We believe that our philosophy will allow us to produce competitive teams via a player-oriented approach. Results are not all-important as they only tell part of the story. Over the long haul, the development of the player is paramount.

Aurora FC League 1


Aurora FC is pleased to introduce Michael Aquino as the new Head Coach of the Aurora FC League 1 Ontario men’s soccer team. Michael, a valued coach with the Stingers, has served in several roles with AFC including Assistant Technical Director and most recently as a Head Coach within our OPDL program.

Michael, is also the Head Coach of the Humber Hawks men’s soccer program where most recently, the team won the programs seventh CCAA National title in 2018 – its fifth national championship in seven years.

‘I'm very excited about the opportunity to lead the Aurora FC League 1O men’s team and look forward to the 2019 season. With the acquisition of League 1 by CSB and clear pathway for aspiring young players to be a part of CPL, it is an exciting time to be part of the growing soccer landscape in Ontario and Canada’, says Aquino.

Michael currently holds an 'A' License from the Canadian Soccer Association as well as a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPc) designation from the Coaches of Canada.

‘We are very pleased to have someone with Michael’s experience and background lead our men’s program. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to an exciting 2019 season for our players and the club’. – David Diplacido, Technical Director, AFC

Joining Michael on staff will be Alessandro Sabatini as Associate coach, to assist with League 1. Alessandro is an Assistant coach with the Humber College Hawks and has served as a Technical Lead with several clubs (GTA) in creating player & coaching development programs. Don Ferguson will also join the staff as both Goalkeeper and U21 Lead Coach. A former professional goalkeeper, Don is an Assistant coach with  the University of Guelph and has been coaching within AFC for several years. Both coaches bring licensing, experience and a wealth of knowledge to the program.

Aurora Football Club welcomes our new staff and looks forward to an exciting year in 2019.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2019 16:54