Arlington Aviators founder, soccer coach Phil Bartlow remembered

4700_3692 Phil Bartlow (center) coaching the Arlington Aviators to their first-ever win back in December of 2012.

WOODINVILLE, WA— Phil Bartlow passed away last weekend after battling Leukemia for over a year. He was 47 years old. was first introduced to Phil back in 2011 when we featured a story on Soccer First Indoor Sports in Arlington. Phil took over the place and made many improvements.

Then in August of 2012 Bartlow took the plunge and joined the Premier Arena Soccer League to give adult elite male players a team to play on in Arlington. We helped the new club by running a Name the Team contest. The eventual winner was “Arlington Aviators.”


goalWA covered Phil’s Aviators through the years, including their historic first-ever win on December 9, 2012. “Our first-ever win is against the WSA Rapids, a team that we respect highly and want to achieve the amount of…

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