Thunderbird Football Alumni

The TFA is an organization of dedicated people who care about UBC football and its alumni. We provide a connection point through which alumni, parents, donors and friends of the program can channel their passion. Our purpose is to steward the legacy of UBC football by building a vibrant and engaged community. We help early-career alumni transition to life after football.


1st Home Game and Thunderbird Football Alumni Registration Drive


CALLING ALL THUNDERBIRD ALUMNI: Get connected and support football alumni!

The Thunderbird Football Alumni(TFA) will give you inside access to the Thunderbird Football team such as Zoom calls with Coach Nill, home game receptions, special Alumni seating and celebrations. By registering as an Alumni will be supporting the team and you are telling us that you want to be connected to the UBC Football Team and participate in Alumni events.

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Game Day Alumni events for the 2021 Season

  • First Home game vs Saskatchewan Friday Oct 1st 7pm: Alumni Reunion. There will be a specific Thunderbird Football Alumni Table outside the stadium entrance for Alumni to check in and get their free ticket as well as directions to the special VIP Alumni section. If you want to get to the campus, early with some of your Alumni friends you can meet up at Biercraft for some cold beverages. The TFA is in the process of establishing an Alumni affiliation with Biercraft for a 10% discount card.
  • Second game vs Manitoba is Saturday Oct 23 @ 1pm: Alumni Family Day. Bring the entire family and enjoy a fall afternoon game at Thunderbird Stadium. There is no cost as long as they register with the TFA.
  • Third and final home game vs Alberta is Saturday Nov 6 at 1 pm: The Bob Laycoe Legacy Game. This Legacy game provides Alumni to celebrate the Legacy of Coach Laycoe. The Athletic Department has provided funding to ensure the Lagacy game is a big success!

    The TFA will launch the Bob Laycoe Legacy award in honour of Coach Laycoe’s significant contribution to UBC Football. Coach Laycoe was the most impactful and important assistant Coach in UBC Football history. The Thunderbird Football Alumni (TFA) want to build an endowment in Bob’s name to permanently establish the Bob Laycoe Coaching Award. The money from the endowment will go towards paying much needed honorariums to attract and retain great assistant coaches. Although we have received some donations already, the TFA is looking for a Champion to lead the effort to make the Award sustainable.

Register now with the Thunderbird Football Alumni (TFA) and we will get you connected. Even if you can’t attend any of the home games this year we want you to register and support the Thunderbird Football family! Go Birds!

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Regular Programs


    The TFA also runs a Peer Board of Advisors for mid-career alumni. It operates like a mastermind with 6-8 alumni meeting once a month to provide advice and a sounding board for fellow alumni. We’ve received phenomenal feedback and are looking to grow the number of PBoAs running. If you are interested or just want more information contact


    The TFA runs a Mentorship Program for UBC football alumni. We are always looking for both mentors and mentees, if you are interested fill out the form HERE


Events take two forms:

  1. Mastermind events and
  2. Social events

The purpose of Mastermind events is to provide topical insights and expertise that supports the success of our younger alumni as they develop in their careers and life. TFA Social events take place in a casual environment, such as a bar and provide a forum for camaraderie and networking. 

Events are a key platform of our Thunderbird 4 Life (T4L) initiative along with our Mentorship and Peer Board of Advisors (PBoA) programs. 


The Thunderbird 4 Life (T4L) Mentorship Program provides ambitious, young members of our community with access to the experience and expertise of our more established members. Our established members represent a wide range of businesses and professions in Vancouver, across Canada, and globally. 

The Peer Board of Advisors is a small mastermind chaired by an experienced UBC alum. It presents a chance for mid-career alumni to present issues and challenges to fellow alumni as well as an opportunity for accountability. 


The TFA is always looking for new members, contributors and supporters whether you’re a player, alumni, parent, or friend of the program.  We believe our community is a broad one including anyone who has a love for UBC football and its supporters.

We’re a volunteer organisation and our impact on our alumni community is thanks to people who generously give time and money. 

So whether you’re looking to join the TFA, have some ideas for the alumni, questions about what the TFA does or how you can contribute, please reach out.