Director and Staff

WVFC Technical Department

WVFC is proud to have many of the best coaches in British Columbia on its staff. Under the direction of Director of Football, Leo Nash, the Club's coaches work hard to teach technical excellence and to build an appreciation of soccer in our players.

For any questions regarding the Technical department, please contact Leo Nash:
directoroffootball@westvanfc.com

Leo Nash

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  • Director of Football
  • West Van FC Director of Academy, Age Group Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2009-2021
  • West Van FC Men's Premier Team-Head Coach: 2015 - Present
  • West Vancouver School District Premier Academy Head Coach: 2017 - present
  • West Van FC Men's Premier Team: 2007-2015 
  • West Vancouver SC Metro Team-Head Coach: 2010-2013
  • Capilano University Men's Soccer Team-Assistant Coach: 2006-2010 (National Champions 2009)
  • Capilano University Men's Soccer Team-Player and Captain: 2002-2006 (National Champion 2003) 
  • Whitecaps Reserve Team Player: 2007, 2008
  • Canadian National Team: U17 and U18
  • BC Provincial Team Player: U14 to U18 (National champion 2000)
  • Education
  • Canada Soccer National Children's Licence Certification (A Licence equivalent)
  • Canada Soccer National Youth License
  • Bachelor of Business Degree and Advanced Diploma in Marketing - Capilano University 2011
  • BC Soccer Provincial "B" Certified Coach
  • BC Soccer Technical Director Diploma
  • First Aid -C- with AED Certified
  • BC Soccer Technical Planning Diploma
  • BC Soccer Respect in Sport Certificate
  • US Soccer - Intro to Grassroots, 4v4,7v7, 9v9 Certificates
  • NCCP - Making Ethical Decisions Certificate, Emergency in Sport Certificate, Safe Sport Training - Decision Making Certificate, Safe Sport Training - Direct Athlete Contact Certificate, Safe Sport Training - No Direct Athlete Contact Certificate, Sport Nutrition Certificate, Making Head Way in Soccer Certificate
  • Sport for Life - Intro to Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity Certificate, Intro to Physical Literacy Certificate
  • Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) Certificate
  • Jumpstart - Supporting Positive Behaviour Certificate, Keeping Girls in Sport Certificate
Email Leo: directoroffootball@westvanfc.com

Matt Walker

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  • Technical Lead-Divisional Girls U11-U18
  • West Van FC Assistant Director of Academy, Age Group Technical Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2005-Present
  • West Van FC MSL coach: 2013-Present
  • West Vancouver School District Premier Soccer Academy Coach: 2017-Present
  • BC Provincial BU13 Team-Assistant Head Coach: 2013
  • Cap University Men's Soccer Team-Player: 2000-'02
  • West Van FC Men's team: 2003-'08
  • WVFC player since 5-years-old
  • BCSA Provincial "B" Coaching License
  • First Aid - C - with AED Certified
Email Matt: matt@westvanfc.com

Des Tachie

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  • Technical Lead - Divisional Boys U11-18
  • West Van FC Age Group Technical Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2012-Present
  • West Van FC Metro Coach: 2013-Present
  • Capilano University Men's Team-Assistant Coach: 2013-Present
  • TSS Rovers PDL Team-Assistant Coach: 2018-Present
  • Kotoko FC Head coach: 2014 to Present
  • West Vancouver School District Premier School Academy Coach: 2017-'19
  • West Van FC Women's Head Coach: 2013-'16
  • West Van FC Men's Premier Team-Player: 2009-'19
  • Capilano University Men's Soccer -Player- National Champs: 2002-'03
  • Played professionally with BK Freman Amager, AaB11 (Denmark) and Kaposvar VSC Hungary
  • Played professionally in USL with Charlotte Eagles, Toronto Lynx and Edmonton Aviators and Ottawa Fury
  • BC Soccer Association B Provincial Certified Coach
  • First Aid -C- with AED Certified
Email Des: des@westvanfc.com

Ravi Fisher

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  • Technical Lead-Mini Boys & Girls U8-U10
  • Staff Coach: 2012-present, Age Group Technical Coordinator:  2017-2020
  • West Van FC Men's U21/Reserve Team Assistant Coach: 2018-Present
  • West Van FC Boys ‘07 Metro Head Coach: 2019-Present & 05 Girls, 2018-present
  • West Van FC Metro Assistant Coach: ‘00 Boys, 2015-2018 & 05 Girls, 2017-2018 
  • West Van FC Div. 1 Head Coach: 04 Boys 2014-2020 
  • Mountain United FC '08 Boys Assistant Coach, 2020-2021 
  • West Vancouver Schools Premier Soccer Academy Coach: 2016-present
  • WVFC Metro player, U14-U18, Team Captain
  • WVFC U21 men’s team, 2014-2018- Team Captain, 2016-2018
  • WVFC Men's Team Player, 2018-present
Qualifications/Education:
  • Sports Science Degree - Specialty in Coaching (Douglas College)
  • Canada Soccer National Children's License (in progress)
  • BCSA Provincial B License certified (2017)
  • BC Soccer - Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train & Soccer for Life - Certified
  • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions, Coach Initiation in Sport, Making Head Way in Soccer, Basic Mental Skills, Design a Basic Sports Program, Planning a Practice, Teaching and Learning, Fundamental Movement Skills, Safe Sport Training, EAP eLearning & Mental Health in Sport
  • CPR-C with AED Certified (BC Lifesaving Society, 2019)
  • Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) Certificate (2019)
Email Ravi: ravi@westvanfc.com 
WVFC Equipment Manager: equipment@westvanfc.com

Adam Aziz

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  • Technical Lead-Grassroots Boys & Girls U5-U7
  • West Van FC Age Group Technical Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2009-Present
  • West Van FC Street Soccer Program-Head Coach: 2018-Present
  • Canadian National Powerchair Soccer Team - Assistant Head Coach: 2010-'12
  • Founder of Freekicks Society of Canada (Freekicks.org)
  • BC Soccer Association B Prep Certified Coach
  • First Aid -C- with AED Certified
Email Adam: adam@westvanfc.com

Martin Vaca

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  • Technical Lead - Goalkeeper Coach for Boys & Girls U10-U18
  • West Van FC Staff Goalkeeping Coach: 2015-Present
  • West Van FC Metro Head Coach: 2020-Present
  • Capilano University Men's Team - Goalkeeper Coach: 2015-Present
  • TSS Rovers PDL-Goalkeeper Coach: 2017-Present
  • TSS Staff Goalkeeper Coach: 2014-Present
  • Played Professional soccer in Bolivia 
  • Bolivian National Team U20
  • Played professionally in Germany at TSV Weistal
  • BC Soccer Association C License Certified Coach
  • Grassroots U13+ goalkeeping
  • Goalkeeping Diploma
  • First Aid - C - with AED Certified
Email Martin: martin@westvanfc.com

Marian Gabas

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  • Staff coach and AGTC
  • West Van FC Age Group Technical Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2016-Present
  • West Van FC Metro Head Coach: 2017-'20
  • Assistant coach U21 Futsal National Team Slovakia
  • Assistant Coach and Athletic Coach Futsal Team Levice, Slovakia
  • Played professionally in Slovakia
  • Played at the highest level in the Slovakian Futsal league 
  • Commenius University Soccer and Futsal teams in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Commenius University in Slovakia-MSC in Physical Education and Sport Soccer and Conditioning
  • Canada Soccer Association National B Coaching License
  • UEFA C Coaching Licence
  • UEFA Futsal Coaching Licence
Email Marian: marian@westvanfc.com

Dehara September

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  • Staff Coach and AGTC
  • West Van FC Age Group Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2017-Present
  • West Van FC Metro Head Coach: 2019-Present
  • Milligan college Tennessee - Player
  • Capilano University Women's Team-player: 2004-'05
  • South African National U19 Women's team member
  • WEPL Newcastle United Women's Team
  • WPSL North Hampton Laurels (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Top Female African Canadian player 2010 (ASCSA)
  • SHE PLAYS Soccer Academy-Technical Director
  • BC Soccer C License Certified Coach
  • US SOCCER E certification
  • US Soccer 11v11 Grassroots Certified
Email Dehara: dehara@westvanfc.com

Jeff Kim

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  • Staff Coach and AGTC
  • West Van FC Age Group Technical Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2012-Present
  • West Van FC Men's U21/Reserve Team player: 2019-Present
  • West Van FC Metro Coach: 2018-Present
  • West Van FC Metro Assistant Coach: 2014-Present
  • West Van FC Div 1 U11/12 Development Teams Head Coach: 2017-Present
  • West Van FC Women's Assistant Coach: 2013-2015
  • West Vancouver Secondary School Soccer Program Head Coach: 2015-'19
  • West Van FC Men's U21 Team (U21 VMSL Cup Champions, Provincial Cup Champions)
  • CMFSC Selects from U13-U16 (U14 Provincial Champions)
  • BC Soccer Association C License Certified Coach
  • First Aid - C - with AED Certified
Email Jeff: jeff@westvanfc.com

Danielle Ferreira

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  • Staff Coach 
  • CATT - Concussion Awareness Training Tool Certification
  • Keeping Girls in Sport Certification
  • Capilano University - player, Provincial Finals: 2017, 2018
  • WVFC Metro Player: 2014'-15
  • Britannia MWSL player: 2019-'20
  • Micro FC - Women's program coach: 2019
  • KLM FC academy - U11 team coach: 2018-'20
  • Capilano University - Advanced Business Adminstration Certificate: 2017-'19
  • University of Victoria - Psychology Program: 2015-16
Email Danielle: danielle@westvanfc.com

Menina Colangelo

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  • Staff Coach 
  • KLM FC U12 Head Coach: 2019-2020
  • NSGSC U11-U12 Coach: 2017-2019
  • NSGSC U13-14 Metro Assistant Coach: 2014-2016
  • European Futbol School Coach: 2010-2012
  • PE Teacher/Athletic Director - St. Anthony's School WV: 2015-2018
  • Capilano University, Player - 2008-2013
  • CSA - Soccer for Life Certification
  • CATT- Concussion Awareness Training Tool Certification
  • University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Education
  • Queens University - Masters in Education
Email Menina: menina@westvanfc.com

Grace Stanley

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  • Junior Staff Coach

Jordan Gibbons

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  • Staff Coach and AGTC
  • West Van FC staff Coach, 2018-Present
  • West Van FC Age Group Technical Coordinator, 2021-Present
  • West Van FC Boys '08 Div 1 Head Coach, 2020-Present
  • West Van FC Boys '06 Metro Assistant Coach, 2020-Present
  • BCSA Provincial C License 
  • First Aid -C- with AED Certified