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GUEST COACHES

  • 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.

 

  • CSA National A License
  • Canada World Cup 1982 - 84

Shaun Lowther

Shaun has an impressive Professional playing experience as follows:  

Hamilton Steelers - Canadian Soccer League - 1990

Winnipeg Fury - Canadian Soccer League - 1989-90

Vancouver 86ers - Canadian Soccer League - 1987-88

Canada - World Cup Team - 1982-88

Canada - Olympic Team - 1982-84

Peterborough United - English League - 1984-85

Vancouver Whitecaps - NASL - 1980-82

U.C.D - League of Ireland - 1980-82

Manchester United Youth - English League - 1979-80

Sunderland Schoolboys - English League - 1976-78

In addition to his playing experience, he has coached in several different leagues within Canada at the Provincial, CIS and ACAC level.    Shaun was the former Technical Director of the Albrerta Soccer Association and is now the Executive Director of the Alberta Soccer Association. 

 

  • CSA National A License
  • UEFA B License

John Clubb

John holds a National A License and is also a UEFA B License coach.   

He studied MSC Sport Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and has his BSc in Business Sport & Recreations.

John is the Manager of Grassroots Development with the Alberta Soccer Association.  

He has previously worked for Middlesbrough FC in England, as the Coach Development Manager. 

His coaching experience includes coaching Alberta Provincial teams.    Mental Skills Coach with Mount Royal University and Disability coach with English Football Association.  

 

  • UEFA A License

 

 

Andy McKnight

Andy earned his stripes with long spells at the academies of Walsall and West Bromwich Albion, before further developing himself whilst one of the "Coach Educators" at Premier Skills.  He has played a key role in the development of a number of players now playing both professional and international football across Europe.   

Andy has spent a number of years coaching in Norway.  The former Technical Director of IF Fram who play in the second division of the Norwegian League.   Andy has also worked closely with Tosh Farrell, helping him to develop his USA program.  He has gained a reputation as on of the very best player development coaches in the country.  

 

 

 

 

 

 



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