On Monday, 3/13/2017 the East Lake Recreational Advisory Board unanimously voted to give full use of the East Lake and Meadows field to West Florida Flames.
Thank you to the players and their families for your support. Your dedication to WFF was one of the driving forces that helped WFF to retain the fields. A special thank to the many people that worked tirelessly to help this endeavor. Their diligence, perseverance and unwavering dedication is invaluable to the West Florida Flames organization. They worked countless hours with the East Lake Advisory board to come this successful conclusion.
As the 2016-2017 season continues, the BOD and staff are working hard to plan for the 2017-2018 season. Next up are Competitive Tryouts and a brand new website!
We look forward to continuing to provide a wide range of soccer opportunities in both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
West Florida Flames Board of Directors and Staff
Congratulations to Coach Horkan’s U11 boys for winning their division in the Largo March Madness Soccer Shootout. The boys were undefeated in 4 games with 13 goals scored, only 2 goals allowed and 2 shutouts! Way to go boys!
After winning the first 3 games (1:0 against Clearwater Chargers, 5:1 against Florida Kraze, and 3:2 against West Pasco) this weekend, they walked away with a 2:1 Championship win against the Clearwater Chargers this afternoon. Coach Alex Stenson and assistant coach Dante Panella are very proud of our players and our team.
Congratulations to coach Dave Veghte and the girls for a great Largo tournament Championship winning performance
Chris Mellecker grew up playing soccer since the age of 4. Chris played his competitive club soccer for Countryside Lightning (Countryside Youth Soccer Association). Chris played his high school soccer at River Ridge Middle/High School, served as a Co-Captain, and led his team to a 3rd place finish in the State of Florida. After graduating high school, Chris was recruited by Jacksonville University (Division I NCAA). Chris played 2 years for Jacksonville University where he was part of a Sweet 16 and 11th Nationally Ranked team. Chris was then recruited to join the Marshall University Thundering Herd (Division I NCAA), where he finished his college career. Chris served as a Co-Captain and led his team to a 23rd ranking in the Nation. In 2002, Chris relocated back to Florida and began his training career with West Pasco Youth Soccer Association. Chris has continued his training career with First Hernando Youth Soccer Association as well as West Florida Flames. Chris is married to Alice and has two sons, Caiden (11 years of age) and Landon (6 years of age). Chris currently holds the USSF “D” License and is awaiting the USSF “C” License.
Thanks to all players and coaches for being a part of the West Florida Flames family