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  • 2005 Hall of Fame inductee - Quebec Soccer Federation
  • 2006 Hall of Fame inductee - Canadian Soccer Association
  • 2012 Best XI of the past 100 years - CSA and fan nomination
  • 2015 Hall of Fame inductee - Hamilton Steelers FC, Canadian Soccer League

Alex Bunbury

Alex Bunbury was born in Plaisance, Guyana on 6/18/67

Alex’s Guyanese values, culture and traditions followed him to Canada when he immigrated to Montreal on 10/16/1976. Alex started playing football at the age of 12. By age 14, he represented the Canadian U16 National Team. From there, he continued in their youth system for an additional three years. At age 17, Alex moved up to the Senior National Team after being recognized as one of the top players at the World Youth Championship Tournament in Minsk, Russia. Subsequently, he was called into camp at the age of 17 for the 1986 Men’s World Cup in Mexico. Alex was named an alternate.

Professional Career

Alex professional career began at age 18 with the Hamilton Steelers of the CSL (Canadian Soccer League).  He played in the CSL until age 23.  In 1992, he was contracted by West Ham United of the English 1st Division (currently the premier league).  In 1993, he was bought by Club Maritimo in the Portuguese 1st Division.  Alex played there for 7 years and became their all-time leading scorer to this day.

Canadian National Team

Alex represented the Canadian National Team 67 times and is currently their 4th all-time leading scorer.  He is currently the all-time leading scorer for Canada in world cup qualifying matches with 14 goals. Additionally, he was the 1st player in Canadian history to score 3 goals in a world cup qualifying game. He was the first player in Canadian history to win Canadian player of the year, an honor twice bestowed. 

  • UEFA 'A' License - Youth & Senior
  • Registered Coach Educator
  • 14 Years with Everton F.C. Youth Academy

Tosh Farrell

Tosh Farrell was formally head of International football development and technical coordinator for English premier league side, Everton FC’s youth academy.

Having spent 14 seasons at the academy Tosh was instrumental in the development of numerous players who have gone onto represent, not only Everton football club’s first team, but other teams within the English premiership, football league as well as players representing their respective countries at International level.
Tosh holds a UEFA ‘A’ License at both youth and senior level and is also a registered coach educator. Prior to joining Everton football club he was a director of the English Football Associations Centre of Excellence program.
Resigning from his position at Everton to take up a new role in North America. Offering his expertise and knowledge, gathered over the last 20years, as a consultant to soccer organizations and associations to further aid the development of coaches and players based in North America. After a very successful period in North America he has now returned to the UK and immediately asked to present his coaching philosophies on youth development to a number of English coaching organizations. Tosh is considered to be one of the most forward thinking youth coaches in the world and the knowledge he possesses in youth development continues to lead to invitations to present practically and theoretically around the globe.

  • Canada Soccer National A license
  • Canada Soccer National B license
  • US Youth Soccer Youth License
  • NSCAA Regional Diploma
  • NCCP Master Learning Facilitator
  • NCCP Evaluator

Carl Horton

Coach Development & Youth Programs Manager, Oakville Soccer Club

Carl arrived in Canada in 2005 after spending 4 years in New York City working for NOGA soccer, at the time a leading soccer education company in North America.

From 2005-2008 Carl worked as a Technical Director for London FC in London, Ontario. In this role Carl provided youth clubs in the London area with technical support and advice specifically focusing on Coach and Player Development.

In 2008 Carl joined Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer club where he spent 6 years as their Club Head Coach building programs that were LTPD compliant. In March of 2014 Carl became the Regional Manager of Player Development at the Ontario Soccer Association. During his role at the Provincial Association Carl worked with Technical staff and Boards of Directors of District Associations and Clubs throughout West Ontario. During Carl’s time in Ontario he has also become a Master Learning Facilitator and Coach Developer for Ontario Soccer delivering community courses, CSA C license and OSA Provincial B License courses across Ontario.

Carl continues to deliver these courses for Ontario Soccer as he joins the Oakville Soccer Club as Coach Development and Youth Programs Manager.

  • Canada Soccer National A License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • English FA Youth Award (12-16 year olds)
  • USSF National Youth License

Ian Skitch
Technical Director, Sherwood Park District Soccer Association

Ian Skitch was born & raised in Peterborough, Ontario & discovered the game there. He went on to play for Ontario & then in Canada’s National Youth Team Program. He accepted a full scholarship at Philadelphia University where he was an ever present over 4 years enjoying two NCAA Division 1 Tournament runs. Ian held various coaching positions at club & college levels before joining The Ontario Soccer Association as a Staff Instructor in 2001.

Shortly thereafter he was appointed as OSA Regional Coach overseeing a Regional Training Centre before progressing into the Coaching Department where he oversaw the coaching program & served as a Provincial Instructor. He also maintained a role in the Provincial & National Training Centres coaching various Provincial Teams & working with many players that have gone on to represent Canada at Youth & Senior levels.

 

  • USSF National B and C Licenses
  • NSCAA Player Development Diploma
  • F.A. Preliminary Coaching Certificate
  • LMA School of Football Management Evaluating Performance Course
  • BA (Hons) Sport Studies Degree

Sue Herring
Grassroots Coordinator, Sherwood Park District Soccer Association

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Sue played for Doncaster Belles for 5 years in the F.A. Women’s Premier League (winning both the league and WFA Cup). She also represented the North East and North of England at U18 and U21 levels.

Sue has gained coaching experience from the UK, USA, Ghana, and Canada. She spent 5 years in the USA, as a Director of Programs/Technical Lead Coach for two soccer coaching companies. Responsible for developing and coaching within grassroots programs, elite travel and high school teams, school programs, camps, coaching clinics, and Maryland State soccer teams. She also spent 3 months coaching soccer at academies in Ghana as a volunteer.

Sue has been in Canada for 8 years and has spent the past 4 in Vancouver, BC, coaching and developing grassroots programs for a number of clubs.

  • ASA Provincial B License
  • Coerver Youth Diploma 1
  • Bachelor Of Physical Education

Daniel Drummond
Technical Coordinator, SPDSA, Head of Clover Bar Jr High Academy

Daniel played 5 years with both Macewan and Concordia achieving a national bronze medal as well as 5 ACAC All-Stars and an All Canadian.

Daniel has also achieved success attending youth nationals three times with a gold and silver medal, as well as winning U-17 nationals with the Provincial team.

He was a member of the National Training Program and after youth experienced playing for the U-18 National Team, playing professional locally with the Edmonton Aviators, as well as some time spent in the U.K with various clubs.

Daniel, a graduate from ST. FX soccer academy, is currently an instructor with at Clover Bar Junior High. He continues to play in the AMSL and has completed his Provincial B coaching license.

  • ASA Provincial B License
  • Bachelor of Education and Physical Education

Sarah Smyth
FUNdamentals Technical Lead, SPDSA

Sarah is an ASA Provincial B licensed Coach who has experience coaching both female and male athletes with Sherwood Park and in school academies. She currently holds Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Physical Education degrees and teaches at St. Nicholas Junior High School in the soccer academy program.

She also has experience coaching with the University of Alberta Pandas youth program and the Edmonton FC youth program. 

Sarah has playing experience as a member of the University of Alberta Pandas soccer team for five years and is currently a member of the Edmonton Angels Major League Soccer team. 

Osmo Bimba
U9-U10 Boys Technical Lead, SPDSA, U13 Phoenix Boys Coach

Osmo currently coaches our U13 Phoenix boys team and is currently working toward attaining his Provincial C Licence.

He currently plays with Alberta Major Leagues Green & Gold, and played 5 years with the University of Alberta Golden Bears from 2009-2014.

Osmo was a part of the National Training Centre and spent time in the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program as a youth player.

 

  • ASA Provincial B License

Dheeren Govender
U15 T1 Girls Phoenix Coach

Dheeren currently coaches our U15 Tier 1 Girls Phoenix team.
He has spent time with Alberta Soccer as a developmental coach and is currently the Head Instructor at Mount Carmel Soccer Academy.

Dhee has experience playing in the Alberta Major league and was a member of the Concordia College team for two years. As a youth player he was a member of the Provincial team program.

 



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