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 - 2022
  • West Van FC Men's Premier Team: 2007-2015 
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Respect in Sport Activity Leader Certification
  • Respect in the Workplace Certification
  • Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) Certificate
  • Jumpstart - Supporting Positive Behaviour Certificate, Keeping Girls in Sport Certificate
  • Commit to Kids (C2K) certification
  • CCMHS - promoting the power of mental health through coaching practice
  • CCMHS - powering coach wellness and performance through self-care
  • CCMHS - maximizing coach potential through the power of the mental triad
Email Leo: directoroffootball@westvanfc.com

Matt Walker

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  • Technical Lead-Girls U8-U18
  • WVFC Tech Lead and Assistant Director of Academy: 2022-Present
  • West Van FC Assistant Director of Academy, Age Group Technical Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2005-Present
  • Canada Soccer National Youth Licence 
  • 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
  • Coach Initiation in Sport
  • BCSA Provincial "B" Coaching License
  • First Aid - C - with AED Certified
  • Psychology of Performance
  • Safe Sport Training
  • NCCP Emergency Action Plan eLearning
  • Mental Health in Sport
  • Leading a Return to Sport Participation
Email Matt: matt@westvanfc.com

Des Tachie

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  • Technical Lead - Divisional Boys U11-18
  • WVFC Tech Lead and Assistant Director of Academy: 2022-Present
  • West Van FC Age Group Technical Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2012-Present
  • Canada Soccer National Youth Licence 
  • West Van FC Metro Coach: 2013-2022
  • Capilano University Men's Team-Assistant Coach: 2013-2022
  • 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

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
  • Canada Soccer National Goalkeeper Licence Certified
  • BC Soccer Association C License Certified Coach
  • Grassroots U13+ goalkeeping
  • Goalkeeping Diploma
  • First Aid - C - with AED Certified
Email Martin: martin@westvanfc.com

Dardan Latifi

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  • AGTC Boys U13 - U18 and Staff Coach
    • West Van FC AGTC BU13-U16: Present
    • West Van FC BU17 Metro Head Coach: Present
    • Director at AFC Lightning: Atlanta, GE
    • Head Coach Girls DPL (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 teams): Atlanta, GE
    • Grassroots academy coach
    • National C License - USA
    • National B License Candidate - USA
    Email Dardan: dardan@westvanfc.com

Danielle Ferreira

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  • Staff Coach 
  • GU11 Div 1 Head Coach: 2021-22
  • GU12 Div 1 Head Coach: 2021-22
  • AGTC GU13
  • BC soccer C License Certified
  • 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

Grace Stanley

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  • Staff Coach
  • West Van FC Junior Staff 2017-Present
  • West Van FC girls '07 Metro Assistant Coach 2019-Present
  • West Van FC girls '09 United Head Coach 2020-21
  • BC Soccer C License (in progress)
  • First Aid - C with AED Certified
Email Grace: grace@westvanfc.com

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
Email Jordan: jordan@westvanfc.com