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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.

 

  • UEFA and CSA National A License
  • Former Head Coach of FC Edmonton
  • 61 Caps for Canadian National Team
  • Inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame 3 times

Colin Miller

Colin Miller was born in Scotland and his family emigrated to Vancouver in 1975. In 1982, Colin became a Canadian citizen and played for B.C. U16 and U18's teams during his youth. In 1982 Colin was given the captaincy for the Canadian National youth team and was drafted by the Toronto Blizzard in the NASL draft.

He became the youngest player in NASL history when he made his debut, and ended up playing overseas in Scotland with Scottish giants, Glasgow Rangers. He also played with Scottish clubs Hamilton Academical, St. Johnstone, Hearts and Dunfermline Athletic and in England with Doncaster Rovers.

Colin had an impressive National team career as well, being named to the 1986 Canadian World Cup squad. He went on to win 61 caps with the national team, captaining the team on 38 appearances.

Colin received his first coaching qualification with the English C License while still playing in 1987 and went on to be named a first team coach at the age of 23 with Hamilton Academical while still playing. He was then handed a player-manager role with the team.

He has held a first team coach role with Derby County in the English Premiership, assistant coach role with the Canadian Men's National team and an assistant coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the NASL and MLS.

Amateur coaching roles have included Head Coach of the Abbotsford Soccer Association and Women's head coach at UFV in the CIS.

Most notably, Colin was the Head Coach of FC Edmonton for the past 5 seasons before the club ceased operations after the 2017 season.

 

  • CSA National B License
  • ASA and National Team Experience
  • CIS and ACAC Coaching and Playing experience

Carole Holt

Carole holds a National B License Award with the Canadian Soccer Association and has been involved with soccer both as a coach and player in Alberta, Ontario and England for over 25 years. As a player, Carole represented Alberta at various levels (U16, U18, U23) and was identified as a player for the Canadian Women's Soccer Team in 1995. She played for the Grant MacEwan Griffins (1994) and the University of Alberta Pandas (1997-99), winning CIS gold in 1997 and CIS Silver in 2000. She also played for the Edmonton Angels Soccer Club (Alberta Major Soccer League) for 10 years, winning the Jubilee Shield (Club National Championship) in 1995, 1999 and 2000.

Carole began coaching in 1994 and has worked extensively with elite junior and senior players aged 15-25 years. She also has previous coaching experience at the collegiate and university level with the Concordia University College Thunder (1994-95) and as an assistant coach with University of Alberta Pandas (1996 & 2006-09). Additionally, Carole was the head coach of the Edmonton Angels Soccer Club (2000-02) and a part of numerous Provincial teams (both as a Head Coach and as an Assistant Coach) since 1994.

 

  • CSA National A License
  • Member of U23 Olympic National Squad
  • ACAC and CIS playing and coaching experience

Jim Loughlin

Jim holds a CSA National A license and is currently working with Alberta Soccer as the Director of Coach Education and Player Development. Jim graduated from the University of Alberta in 1992 with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports Studies, while playing 5 years with Golden Bears soccer team. He went on to earn his Masters of Arts in Coaching with Specialization in Applied Sports Psychology and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Adult Learning. 

Jim's playing career included being a member of the Alberta Provincial team, U19 National Team and U23 Olympic National squad. Jim played in the Canadian Soccer League for three years and played 5 years with the U of A Golden Bears. 

Jim's extensive coaching experience started after he finished his 5 year playing career with the Bears by taking on an assistant coach role with the Pandas and as a Provincial team coach with ASA. Jim spent 13 years from 2004-2017 with Medicine Hat College, as the Head Coach of the Men's soccer program and from 2006-2017 took on a dual role as the head coach of the Women's program as well. During his time he was voted ACAC coach of the year for both programs, as well as CCAA Women's Soccer Coach of the year in 2014. 

 

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