Thunderbird Football Association
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.
TFA Events During Covid:
- Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.we will be hosting an expert-run self-improvement video webinar on Zoom. Future topics will include finances in a recession, resumes, and more. The link for every 7pm Wednesday webinar is: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/922616399
- Every Friday at 7 p.m. we will be hosting a themed social on Zoom. Bring some wine or beer, some appies, whatever. Come and hang out and share war stories with fellow alum. The link for every 7 pm Friday social is: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/878761195
- Our Mentorship program is still active and running. Now, more than ever, mentorship relationships are important. If you’re able to give back by mentoring a younger alum or are interested in a mentor, sign up here.
- As well, our Peer Board of Advisors (for mid-career alumni), is still meeting virtually. Contact Anthony Rasotto (at Anthony.Rasotto@freedom55financial.com) for more info.
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- BOARD OF ADVISORS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
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:
- Mastermind events and
- 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.