Cochrane Wolves are excited to welcome Claude Francis Bolton

Cochrane Wolves are excited to welcome Claude Francis Bolton to the wolf-pack! Claude joins the Club as the Director of Performance.

Quote from Director of Soccer, Scott Ansell “We are delighted to welcome Claude to Cochrane. From the moment we met with Claude, we knew the character qualities he possesses were a perfect fit for our Club and community. His vast experience, and qualifications in the game will provide our organization with an incredible resource who will undoubtably have an incredible impact on all our Wolves!

Quote from Director of Coaching, Matt Thomas “It is with great pleasure and excitement that we extend a warm welcome to Claude as he joins our organization. Claude’s extensive experience and profound knowledge in the soccer world are truly remarkable, and we are thrilled to have him as part of our team. Having travelled the globe together, your shared adventures and insights are a testament to your passion for the game. Your expertise in various aspects of soccer, whether its coach development, tactical strategies, player development or the intricacies of the sports global landscape, it is certain to elevate our organization’s capabilities. We look forward to your invaluable contributions you will undoubtably bring to our team. Your perspective and innovation ideas are eagerly anticipated as we continue to strive for excellence in all our endeavors. Once again, welcome to the team! We are excited about the journey ahead and the positive impact your presence will undoubtably have.


Claude Francis Bolton brings with him over 20 years of professional coaching experience.  The newly appointed Head Coach of Ambrose University Women’s Soccer Team In Calgary brings with him both international coaching and playing experience. After a short stint as Futsal Canada’s Men’s National Head Coach (Indoor Soccer), the former National Team player for Guyana, returned to South America and the Caribbean to guide National and Professional teams.

Bolton has designed, managed, and facilitated extensive development programs, from coaching guides, professional seminars and clinics, planning an international presentation on behalf of FIFA & CONCACAF, coaching in both male and female World Championship Qualifiers, to historically qualifying for the final round of CONCACAF 2016 Women’s Olympic Qualification tournament.  This was followed by guiding an IWL team in India to the Final round of the Women’s National Championships.

In North America, Bolton was the first Regional Head Coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps Island Academy and a Player Development Coach in the Regional Development School of the New York Red Bulls – both of Major League Soccer (MLS).  As a Technical Director, he has lead youth clubs in Alberta, BC, and Ontario.

Coach Claude has long been a student of the game and holds the National “A”, Goalkeeping, Fitness, and Youth licenses from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).   His coaching credentials also include certifications from UEFA and the Canadian Soccer Association, while also achieving the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Advanced Youth Certificate.


  • Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC)
  • USSF “A” License
  • USSF National Youth License
  • USSF Goalkeeping License
  • USSF Fitness License
  • UEFA “B” License
  • CSA “B” & Child Licenses
  • National & Provincial Coaching appointments in Guyana, Trinidad, India, Alberta, Ontario, & British Columbia
  • Head Coach,
  • Regional Head Coach, Vancouver Whitecaps Academy Centre
  • New York Red Bulls Youth Development Coach
  • Head Coach, Trent University | Keyano College | Portage College | Ambrose University
  • Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) Facilitator
  • BC Soccer Learning Facilitator & Grassroots Tutor

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Cochrane Wolves FC (CWFC) is a not for profit, minor sport organization that provides soccer programming to the Town of Cochrane and surrounding area. We are part of the Big Country Soccer Association District and our Tiered League Play teams participate in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association’s league.