IMPACT FC ARE READY St. Albert Soccer Association unveils UWS franchise, head coach, and first player signings


St. Albert Impact FC is a respected regional club program actively involved in the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA) leagues at the youth level. Players from St. Albert, Edmonton, and surrounding areas enjoy professional fitness sessions and academy training under the direction of Licensed Coaches, access to premier fields, facilities and more.

THE Association

The St. Albert Soccer Association is a non-profit organization that strives to offer soccer programs for all ages and levels of skill and interest. With approximately 5000 registered players each year in our indoor and outdoor seasons, the St. Albert Soccer Association offers programs for child, youth, and adult players in both community and competitive leagues.


The St. Albert Soccer Association's vision is to be recognized as the leader in shaping the future of Canadian soccer by providing all participants with opportunities to develop their potential.

Our club is proud to be one of seven in Alberta to be a Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) National Youth License Member.

Impact FC Alumni


United Women’s Soccer (UWS) is a national pro-am league composed of professionally operated clubs within the United States and Canada. UWS provides high level competition for college players, aspiring and former professionals, and international stars.


The overarching goal of UWS is to achieve equality of opportunity for women’s soccer. In a time where there are several professional and amateur leagues for men’s soccer across North America, there is a huge gap that exists between the college and professional ranks on the women’s side. UWS fills that gap by providing a pathway to pro for the amateur player.

Recent Pro Signings From UWS

Recent Notable Players from UWS


Chris Spaidal

Executive Director, St. Albert Soccer Association

Sporting Director / Owner, Impact FC (UWS)

Having a franchise in the UWS is a massive step for our club to take in extending the pathway for female athletes in our region. We are committed to providing opportunities for all females to meet their needs in achieving their potential as players, while ensuring participation can be maximized within our structure. This is a very exciting venture for our entire organization to undertake and we are thankful for Troye in guiding us at this step.


Troye Flannery

  • Technical Director at St. Albert Soccer Association
  • Two-time UWS Coach of the Year
  • Three-time UWS West Coach of the Year
  • 2018 Canada West and U SPORTS Coach of the Year
  • Led Calgary Foothills WFC to UWS West titles in 2018 and 2019
  • Led the University of Calgary Dinos women's soccer team through a 26-match unbeaten streak and to the 2019 Canada West championship

Troye Flannery

Technical Director, St. Albert Soccer Association

Impact FC (UWS) Head Coach / General Manager

This is a significant opportunity for women in the game at all levels, it is an extension of our pathway and one in which we aspire to facilitate opportunity for female players, coaches, officials and more. We will ensure accessibility for all within our region and are excited to work with our governing bodies to ensure this intent is acted upon. I can not express enough how excited I am for what is the near future, lots of work to do but based on my previous experience in the league with the Foothills WFC franchise I know the standard offered by the league, the conference and all the people behind the scene is truly next level. Special thanks to SASA, ASA, CSA, UWS for all the support in this process.


Tanya Boychuk

  • Junior at Midfielder / Forward at University of Memphis
  • Captain of Canada's Women's U-20 National Team
  • 2019 AAC Second Team All-Conference
  • 2019 Canadian Youth International Player of the Year candidate
  • 2018 AAC All Rookie Team


Emily Burns

  • Goalkeeper at Real Racing club in Satander, Spain
  • Former MacEwan University Griffin
  • Member of Canada's Universiade teams in 2016 and 2018
  • 2016, 2019 Canada West All-Star
  • U SPORTS Second Team All-Canadian