Welcome to the Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club
The Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club offers recreational and competitive soccer for ages U10 (ages 8 and up) to adult, boys and girls, men and women. We encourage the best in all players and support soccer as a lifelong activity—for fun, fitness, and the joy of team play!
Welcome Matt Thomas!
Blizzard are delighted to announce that MVP Soccer have added Matt Thomas to their Technical Staff. Matt brings with him a huge amount of experience from around the world and is a great addition to the current international coaches Tommy Wheeldon, Judith Kitson and Steve Tucker. Blizzard’s technical program will now have two UEFA A coaches in Tommy & Matt; we look forward to a great season of technical excellence from our friends at MVP Soccer.
Matt Thomas rose through the youth ranks at Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion before signing with Walsall FC and later making a comeback with Sheffield Wednesday. Due to 5 broken legs Matt had to retire at age 21, at which time he was blessed with continuing his love for the game with coaching positions in England (Walsall FC, Sheffield United and Barnsley FC) along with various clubs in Belgium, Holland, France, and the United States.
In 2005, Matt came to Canada and held such coaching positions as Club Head Coach, Head Divisional Coach, Club Technical Staff and Director of the Matt Thomas School of Excellence in Toronto, Ontario. Matt left Ontario in order to settle in Alberta where he has enjoyed several coaching roles including, most recently, Player Development Coordinator with Alberta Soccer and Airdrie Soccer Technical Director. Matt is also currently an Alberta Provincial Team Head Coach while also being a CSA Master Learning Facilitator assisting the ASA in the training of Learning Facilitators to deliver Coach Education Courses to Community Coaches throughout the Province.
Matt is currently president of Goal In One and a Real Madrid scout for youth players in North America. Matt holds a USSF A license, UEFA A (2014), UEFA B license, CSA B License, NSCAA Director Of Coaching, Coerver Youth Diploma, USSF Youth License and USSF International Coaching Development Workshop Real Madrid/Barcelona as well as many more.