Fusion FC Coaches

DEDICATION, KNOWLEDGE & DEVELOPMENT

At Fusion we have one of the youngest coaching staffs in the province. All of our coaches have their up to date licences through Canada Soccer Association. They are dedicated to giving the players the best level of development possible through their knowledge and experience.

Fusion FC Coaching Staff

FUSION FC – GIRLS

Ronan Kelly
– 2001 Girls –

Ronan coaches the 2001 girls at the club. In the past he has also coached our 2002 boys. Ronan has also coached men’s teams at Coastal Football club and works in Vancouver Football Club for the 2003 boys metro team. He has been coaching in our club for 3 years and currently holds his Uefa B Licence. In his playing time, Ronan played in South Belfast League for Rosario FC. He has played in the Foyle cup and Northern Ireland Cup final and Played for several men’s teams at Amateur league level in Northern Ireland. Ronan currently holds his BTEC Diploma in sports and development. His coaching influences are Brian Clough and Marcelo Bielsa.

Adam Wallace
– 2002 Girls –

Bio coming soon!!!

Danny Vaughan
– 2003 & 2004 Girls –

Danny is our current 2003 and 2004 girls coach at the club and has now been with us for 2 years, previously coaching our 2000 girls graduating class. Danny also coaches for VFC and PASS Academy and has worked for NSGSC, Mountain United Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps Academy, Capilano University and BC Soccer. He currently holds his CSA National Licence and his BC Soccer Technical Directors Diploma.. Danny has played for Whitecaps Prospects, Mountain United, West Van U21 and Norvan Premier. Danny holds his Associates Degree in Psychology. Some of his coaching influences include Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Anson Dorrance, Sean Dyche, Eddie Howe and Kenneth Heiner-Muller

Jasmine Mander 
– 2007, 2006 & 2005 Girls –

Jasmine is a current coach for our 2005 girls, 2006 girls, and our 2007 intake girls teams. She is also a coach at the Vancouver Whitecaps Prospects program as well as a coach in their Academy. She holds her BC Soccer Learning Facilitator Licence, CSA B National Licence as well as her USSF B Licence. Jasmine has played for the UBC Women’s team, Canada Soccer Youth teams, and the Vancouver Whitecaps Elite Program. She has her Bachelors in Kinesiology and is currently completing her Masters (2020). Some of Jasmine’s coaching influences include Jean Cote, Nick Levett, and Emma Humphries.

Laith Matlak

– 2005 Girls –

Laith Currently coaches our 2002 boys and 2005 girls and in the past has worked with our 2000, 2001, and 2004 boys. He has also coached at Capilano University and Quest University in British Columbia and currently holds his CSA National B licence. Laith played for Quest University for 4 years and captained the program in his last 2. He currently holds the goal scoring record at the program. Laith also holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Anatomy and Exercise Physiology. His coaching influence is Zinedine Zidane.

Devin Todd-Jones

– 2005 Girls –

Devin is our current 2005 girls coach and has been with the club for 5 years coaching various teams such as the 2001 and 2003 girls amongst others.. He has also coached and played at VFC and currently holds his CSA National B Licence. Devin is currently completing his Accounting Degree at Langara College. His main coaching influence is Andrew Dunn.

John Ribeiro

– 2006 Girls –

Bio coming soon!!!

FUSION FC – BOYS

Jeevan Sandhu
– 2001 & 2005 Boys –

Jeevan is our current 2001 and 2005 boys coach at the club and he has been with us for 4 years. Jeevan has also coached in the past for VFC and he was a Staff Coach at Richmond FC for 6 years. He currently holds his CSA National B Licence. Jeevan played for RIchmond FC Metro and also played in the VMSL for the Richmond Premier Team. Jeevan holds his Bachelors in Communication and Kinesiology and he also holds his Health and Nutrition Certificate. One of Jeevan’s coaching influences is Sir Alex Ferguson

Laith Matlak
– 2002 Boys –

Laith Currently coaches our 2002 boys and 2005 girls and in the past has worked with our 2000, 2001, and 2004 boys. He has also coached at Capilano University and Quest University in British Columbia and currently holds his CSA National B licence. Laith played for Quest University for 4 years and captained the program in his last 2. He currently holds the goal scoring record at the program. Laith also holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Anatomy and Exercise Physiology. His coaching influence is Zinedine Zidane.

Bart Choufour
– 2003 & 2006 Boys –

Bart is our current 2003 boys and 2006 boys coach at the club. He has also previously coached at Whitecaps FC for 12 years as the U15 residency Coach, the Technical Director and Head Coach of the Academy centres; Coached at TSS Academy as the Boys Director and Head coach; Coached his own academy; He has coached at the metro and provincial levels of the game in BC; was the Technical Director of Tsawwassen Soccer Club and Peace Arch Soccer Club and he holds his CSA A Licence. Bart played high level amateur soccer in Europe. His education is a bachelor’s in education from the Academy of Physical Education in Amsterdam, and he has also completed his Master’s in Education, Coaching Studies, University of Victoria. Bart’s coaching influence comes from ‘Total Football’, Johan Cruyff, Michels, ‘Freedom to play’, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp,and Marcelo Bielsa, and John Wooden

Anthony Cristante
– 2004 Boys –

Anthony is the current coach of our 2004 boys and our 2007 Intake boys team and he is also a coach in our Academy. Anthony is also the interim coach for HNK Hajduk Split in Croatia, and also for the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy. Anthony has played for ICSF, VFC, and Abbotsford Mariners PDL. He holds his CSA B National Licence and his coaching influences include Maurizio Sarri, Qique Setien, Marc Dos Santos, Bart Choufour and Dino Anastopolous.

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