Beginning in 1982, with only sixty-five players and five co-ed house league teams, The Glen Shields Soccer Club Inc. has grown immensely over the years, and in 2001 the Club reached a new high in registration numbers with 1550 enrolled members. The Club houses 23 representative(travel level) teams, ranging from the ages of 8 to 21, with approximately 350 youth members playing competitive soccer year round. In 1998, the Club added a professional men's team to its ranks, thereby becoming the first youth Club within Canada to own and operate a professional team in the sport of soccer. The Glen Shields organization is the home of two Ontario Cup championships, three prestigious Robbie championships, numerous other league distinctions and tournament championships, and a full girls program. The Glen Shields Soccer Club prides itself on the extensive achievements of its members.
Although the Club has standards of quality and distinction rooted in tradition, its Directors also recognize the need to continue progressing and moving ahead. We are the only Club within the Province of Ontario that has maintained the same colours (red and black), Club crest, and competitive uniform since our founding. Recently, however, the Club adopted a new and modern mascot, the Sun Devil, which provides a unified icon within the Club with which all teams and players can identify. Both the crest and the Sun Devil are symbols representing what has led the Club to its many successes: a long tradition of excellence combined with creative innovation and ingenuity.
The success and growth of the Club's programs relies on the strength and commitment of its membership and supporters. The Club's Executive Board and the majority of Club participants and organizers work on a volunteer basis. In exchange for their time and commitment, the membership takes pride in being a part of a professional and successful organization. The Glen Shields Soccer Club is a true ambassador to the fulfillment of community participation and a partner in the growth and development of our youth and the sport of soccer.