Vancouver FC Staff Taking Shape
Parts of the following post are from the story by John Jacques in the Northern Tribune from January 4, 2023, https://northerntribune.ca/vancouver-fc-club-staff-2023/.
Vancouver FC fans already know that Afshin Ghotbi will be marching into the club’s inaugural season with Niall Thompson at his side and Mark Village as goalkeeper coach, with two new recent additions from the lower mainland recently surfacing.
The expansion club looks to have recruited Surrey’s own Jeevin Kang as the club’s Manager of Football Operations, with Abbotsford native Cortlin Tonn joining as equipment manager from the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Kang spent the last year as Surrey FC’s full-time director of operations, prior to which he completed a master of business in sport management in Melbourne’s Deakin University. Like Alex Bizzarri did, he arrives as a young club staffer hoping to prove himself at the Canadian Premier League level.
Kang also gained some experience coaching abroad in Australia with Rowville FC and the Melbourne Victory Academy, having previously developed as a player with the Whitecaps Residency program and featuring in a Canada U-18 camp led by former Valour head coach Rob Gale.
For the rest of the story about the Vancouver FC coaching staff, please go to john Jacques article from January 4, 2023, https://northerntribune.ca/vancouver-fc-club-staff-2023/.