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    Courtesy of the Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/atletico-ottawa-rafa-montenegro-delgado-coach/ Excerpts of the following story by john Jacques from February 18, 2024 are courtesy of the Northern Tribune https://northerntribune.ca/atletico-ottawa-rafa-montenegro-delgado-coach/. Canadian Premier League side Atletico Ottawa is adding further Spanish flair to Carlos Gonzalez’s coaching staff. Spanish coach Rafa Montenegro Delgado has posted about his imminent arrival to Atletico Ottawa as a performance analyst, signaling his first coaching move abroad. Montenegro began his technical area career as a fitness coach and trainer at clubs like Vandalia de Peligros,...

    Courtesy of the Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/burnaby-fc-todd-may-head-coach/ Excerpts of the following article naming Todd May as the inaugural Burnaby FC League 1BC head coach by John Jacques from February 14, 2024 are courtesy of the Northern Tribune, https://northerntribune.ca/burnaby-fc-todd-may-head-coach/ New League1BC side Burnaby FC has named Todd May as the head coach of the men’s team. May had assisted FC Edmonton for the Canadian Premier League side’s final campaign, after which he helped Burnaby FC’s U-17 Boys team to a national title at the 2023...

    Courtesy of The Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/vancouver-fc-part-ways-with-assistant-coaches-thompson-and-ardalani/ Excerpts of the following story by Felipe Vallejo are from the Northern Tribune https://northerntribune.ca/vancouver-fc-part-ways-with-assistant-coaches-thompson-and-ardalani/ from February 15, 2024. This week Vancouver FC announced the departure of two assistant coaches in Niall Thompson and Arez Ardalani. “We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Niall and Arez for their dedication to VFC in our historic first season,” said Afshin Ghotbi, Vancouver FC’s head coach, in a press release. “They will both forever be part of the VFC...

    Courtesy of The Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/pacific-fc-trevor-stiles-goalkeeper-coach/ Excerpts of the following story are courtesy of the Northern Tribune from February 14, 2024 by John Jacques https://northerntribune.ca/pacific-fc-trevor-stiles-goalkeeper-coach/. Pacific FC has named its next goalkeeper coach to succeed Pedro Guerreiro in the role. The Vancouver Isle-based club has looked local for the post, hiring Victoria native Trevor Stiles to the coaching role. The 42-year-old is the founder of Victoria’s own Keeper Culture academy and the CEO of sporting equipment supplier Aviata Sports, with Stiles’ own playing...

    The following story is courtesy of League 1 BC from February 7, 2024 https://www.league1bc.ca/news_article/show/1299356. Courtesy of League 1 BC: https://www.league1bc.ca/news_article/show/1299356 Burnaby Football Club have been awarded the opportunity to field both a men’s and women’s team in the League1 BC 2024 season. Burnaby FC were formed in 2023 by the amalgamation of five local soccer clubs and currently run programs from U5 to adult level, now adding Division III soccer to their pathway. They have already achieved silverware in their short...

    Photo: AFTN / Tom Ewasiuk: https://canpl.ca/article/league1-bc-acquired-by-canadian-soccer-business On December 1st Canadian Soccer Business announced that League1 BC has been acquired by Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) from BC Soccer, effective immediately,. League1 BC was launched by BC Soccer in October 2021 and play commenced in 2022. The league serves as a stepping stone between the youth and the professional game for players across British Columbia and Canada, with an emphasis on development while supporting the pathway in BC to help develop the...

    Photo Credit: John Jacques: https://northerntribune.ca/halifax-wanderers-patrice-gheisars-extension-2025/ Excerpts of the following story from November 30, 2023 by John Jacques are courtesy of the Northern Tribune https://northerntribune.ca/halifax-wanderers-patrice-gheisars-extension-2025/. After his first season as a professional coach saw the Halifax Wanderers establish a fluid and clearly identified style of play – and reach playoffs – it’s no surprise to see Patrice Gheisar’s stay out east extended through to the end of 2025. The 48-year-old’s contract extension was confirmed by the Wanderers today following a year that saw...

    Courtesy of the Norther Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/canadian-premier-league-expansion-quebec-2023/ Excerpts of the following story is from John Jacques of the Northern Tribune from November 8, 2023 https://northerntribune.ca/canadian-premier-league-expansion-quebec-2023/. Canadian Premier League Commissioner Mark Noonan revealed plenty of positives during his state of the league address last month, including the revelation of a new buyer for York United and expansion plans to see two new clubs in 2025 and at least a further pair in 2026, hitting his goal of 12 teams by the time Canada...

    Courtesy of CANPL.ca https://canpl.ca/article/gheisar-smyrniotis-wheeldon-jr-nominated-for-coach-of-the-year Excerpts of the following story are sourced from "Here’s The 2023 CPL Coach Of The Year Nominees" by John Jacques in the Northern Tribune from October 15, 2023 https://northerntribune.ca/canadian-premier-league-2023-coach-of-the-year-nominations/ and the CANPL website https://canpl.ca/article/gheisar-smyrniotis-wheeldon-jr-nominated-for-coach-of-the-year. The Canadian Premier League announced on Monday the nominees for the Coach of the Year award, honouring best coach in the league during the 2023 regular season. Halifax Wanderers FC’s Patrice Gheisar, Forge FC’s Bobby Smyrniotis and Cavalry FC’s Tommy Wheeldon Jr....

    Courtesy of the Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/forge-fc-referee-criticism-2023/ Excerpts of the following story by John Jacques are courtesy of the Northern Tribune on October 3, 2023 https://northerntribune.ca/forge-fc-referee-criticism-2023/. Forge’s captain and coach put out some heavy complaints about the quality of officiating in Canada’s domestic top flight. The three-time CPL champions had travelled out east to face the Halifax Wanderers, dropping the result 2-1 amidst controversial penalty decisions. “It was a great game of football. There were two teams that had a great first half,” opened...