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AFC Lightning Soccer Club

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AFC Lightning Soccer Club[1] is a private, not-for profit youth soccer league that has been in existence since 1984. AFC Lightning serves Fayette County, Georgia, United States. [2]


AFC Lightning Soccer Club was established in 1984[3]. Then known as South Metro Lightning Soccer Club[4], Lightning eventually became a coalition between Clayton County, Peachtree City, and Fayetteville, Georgia select programs. In 2009, Peachtree City and Fayette County select programs officially merged under the name AFC Lightning.[5]


The association offers the following programs for players ages 5 through 19. They also offer a US Soccer Development program[6] Academy[7] and a USL Super Y program[8].

Notable alumni[edit]

Other notable persons associated with AFC Lightning includes David Chadwick, a professional player for Southampton and inductee in to the Georgia Soccer Hall of Fame, who was a coach[12] and director at the club from 1990 to 2007.[13]


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  2. "Mission Statement". AFC Lightning. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. Harden, Julian (24 January 2019). "The growth of soccer in the Peach State". The Signal. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. Boylan, Michael. "AFC Lightning continues to have an impact on local scene". The Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. McDermott, Bryan. "A Short History of FCYSL". Fayette County Youth Soccer League. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  6. "U-12 Development Academy Program Launching 2016". US Soccer. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  7. "AFC Lightning". US Soccer Development Academy. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  8. "AFC Lightning". Super League Soccer. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  9. "Kelley O'Hara-USWNT". US Soccer. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  10. "Major League Soccer's Georgia-bred players celebrate expansion move to Atlanta". Major League Soccer. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  11. Roberson, Doug. "A who's who from Georgia in MLS this season". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  12. Roberson, Doug. "Former Chiefs coach talks past, future of soccer in Atlanta". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  13. Boylan, Michael. "Hall of Fame soccer coach retires from AFC Lightning". The Citizen. Retrieved 29 December 2018.

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