A promising goalkeeper from Orleans, Ontario who joined the Residency program in 2013 from Ottawa Fury FC.
2015-16: Aylward made 12 starts and appearances for Whitecaps FC Residency U-18 in the regular season. In the playoffs, he made five more starts, including the DA Final, helping the team to a runner-up finish in the tournament. 2014-15: Aylward started 17 of his 19 appearances with Whitecaps FC Residency U-16 as the team won the Northwest Division for the second straight season. 2013-14: Aylward made a goalkeeper team-high 21 starts, helping the 'Caps win the DA Northwest Division. 2012-13: Aylward appeared in two regular season games for Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency. He made a memorable appearance when he came on in the 70th minute to keep the 5-0 home shutout victory intact against Santa Cruz Breakers Academy on May 5, 2013.
2014: Aylward was called into camp with Canada's U-17 men's national team in July for the Mexican Cup of Nations tournament where they played games against Costa Rica, Korea Republic, and Brazil. 2013: Aylward was called up as part of a 30-player group assembled for a three-day prospects evaluation for the U-15 Canadian men’s national team. The camp was held from June 4 through June 6 in Montreal, Quebec. He was also named to Canada's Men's U-15 20-man roster for the 2013 Copa Mexico de Naciones which took place in Mexico City from August 10 to 18.
Joined Whitecaps FC Residency from the academy of Ottawa Fury FC.