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 Men's Premier Team-Head Coach: 2015 - Present
  • West Van FC Director of Academy, Age Group Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2009-2020
  • 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
  • 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-'20
  • West Van FC Men's U21/Reserve Team Assistant Coach & Captain: 2019-Present
  • West Van FC Boys ‘07 Metro Head Coach: 2019-Present
  • West Van FC Boys ‘00 Metro Assistant Coach: 2016-2018 (2018 League Champions, Coastal Cup Finalists & Provincial Cup Champions) 
  • West Van FC Girls ‘05 Metro Assistant Coach: 2019-Present
  • West Van FC Boys ‘04 Div. 1 Head Coach: 2015-2020 (2018/19 League Champions) 
  • Sentinel Secondary-Head Coach, Jr. Girls Program: 2015-17 (North Shore Champions 2015, 2016; Vancouver and District Champions 2015, 2016)
  • Sentinel Secondary-Head Coach, Jr. Boys Program: 2017-2019 (North Shore finalists 2018)
  • Sentinel Secondary-Head Coach, Sr. Boys Program 2019
  • West Vancouver Schools Premier Soccer Academy Coach: 2016-present
  • Metro player from U14-U18 with WVFC, Team Captain
  • WVFC U16 player of the year (2012/2013)
  • WVFC U21 men’s team (2014-2018), Team Captain (2016-2018)
  • U21 VMSL Cup Champions (2015, 2018)
  • U21 Provincial Cup Champions (2015, 2018)
  • U21 Provincial Cup Finalists (2017)
Qualifications/Education:
  • BCSA Soccer for Life (2014)
  • BCSA Learn to Train (2015)
  • BCSA Provincial C License (2016)
  • BCSA Provincial B License (2017)
  • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions – Competition Introduction (2017)
  • NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport, Making Head Way in Sport (2018)
  • NCCP Competition Introduction - Nutrition, Basic Mental Skills, Design a Basic Sports Program, Planning a Practice, Teaching and Learning (2018)
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (2018)
  • BC Lifesaving Society CPR-C with AED (2019)
  • Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) Certificate (2019)
  • NCCP Coaching and Leading Effectively, Managing Conflict (2020)
  • Human Kinetics – Capilano University (2015-2016)
  • Sport Science Diploma – Douglas College (2016-2020)
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

Sam Saundh

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  • Staff Coach and AGTC
  • West Van FC Age Group Technical Coordinator and Staff Coach: 2009-Present
  • West Van FC Metro Head Coach: 2011-2018
  • Vancouver White Caps In-School Programs & Outdoor Camps
  • Vancouver 86ers Reserve team Head Coach
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Y League Head Coach
  • North Delta United - 3 Provincial Championships
  • Richmond Club Ireland, Coquitlam Metro Ford, North Van Men's Premier - Head Coach
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Player: 1978-'84
  • BC Soccer Association Provincial B Certified Coach
Email Sam: sam@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