The Forest City Thunderbirds Football Club has been providing amateur summer football since its incorporation in 2000. The club is based in London Ontario, The Forest City. The Thunderbirds draw players from the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board, which includes the City of London as well as Middlesex,Oxford and Elgin Counties. As a proud member of the Ontario Football Conference, the Forest City Thunderbirds will be fielding teams at the Peewee, Bantam, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.
Our mission is to provide an avenue where young athletes can develop an understanding of concepts such as teamwork, ethical behaviour, respect for others and leadership while at the same time providing an enjoyable and challenging environment for the further development of their football skills. The values of good sportsmanship, determination, commitment and hard work that are instilled in our program will help our players excel as student-athletes and encourage them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
I would like to commend our players for their excellence on the field and in the classroom. Many of our graduating players have continued to play in the CIS. Two of our former players are currently playing professionally. Vaughan Martin is with the NFL Kansas City Chiefs and Alex Pierzchalski is with the CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders.