Meet Our Club Technical Team

Meet Our Club Technical Team


Simon Wilshaw

Email: simon.wilshaw@osu.ca

Current Age Groups: U12, U13 & U14 Boys

Why I Coach? I love football and it has been my life since I was 5. I enjoyed playing and thinking about the game as a player, what I/the team can do in certain scenarios to get success. Coaching was the next logical step when I was asked to go on coaching licence, from here I got the appetite to improve. I wanted to get better by watching games and sessions as much as I could to pick up little tips and try them with the players I was coaching while always looking to improve them so they can develop.

Professional Background: 

  • Youth Team Player (1994-1997) Port Vale F.C Stoke on Trent, UK
  • Represented the club from U14 – U16
  • Staffordshire County Player (1995 – 1997) Staffordshire Stafford, UK
  • Represented my home county from U14 – U16 Youth Team Player (1990 – 1994)
  • Stoke City F.C Stoke on Trent, UK Represented the club at U10 – U14

Qualifications: 

  • UEFA A License, 2019
  • FA Youth Awards
  • Canadian Youth License, 2019 - 2020

Past Coaching Successes:

  • 2014 – 4 Players from 2001 Team selected for trials at TFC Academy
  • 2014/2015 – 8 Players selected for 2001 Ontario Provincial Team Program
  • 2014/2015 – 2 Players selected for 2001 Ontario team to play Quebec
  • 2015 – 2 Players selected to train in Vancouver Whitecaps U14 Residency program
  • 2015 – 8 2002 Boys selected for 2002 Ontario Provincial Team Program
  • 2015 – 11 2002 Boys selected for 2001 Ontario Provincial training Program
  • 2015 – 2001 OPDL Eastern Champions
  • 2016 – 4 2001 Boys represent Ontario province v Quebec
  • 2016 – 2001 Player represents Canadian U15 national team
  • 2016 – 2002 Player joins Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program 2016 – 2 2001 Boys join TFC Academy for trip to France to take part in MLS Event
  • 2016 – OPDL Eastern Champions 2001 Boys
  • 2016 – OPDL League Champions 2001 Boys
  • 2017 – 3 Players joined TFC u16 academy from 2001 team
  • 2017 - 9 players from 2003 and 2004 Boys make Provincial Team program.
  • 2019 - OPDL Cup Winners - 2004 Boys
  • 2019 - OPDL Champions - 2006 Boys

Anthony Vassallo

Current Age Groups: U13 - U17 Girls  

Why I Coach? Football has always been my passion ever since I started playing. As a coach, my goal is to help grow the game in Canada by teaching, developing, and inspiring young players. To create a player-centered environment for players to be creative, learn, enjoy the game, and strive to win at all levels.

Email: anthony.vassallo@osu.ca 

Playing Background:     

  • Ontario Provincial Team | Ontario Soccer Association | Canada | 2000

  • London City SC | Canadian Professional Soccer League | Canada | 2001-2003

  • Birkirkara FC | Maltese Premier League | Malta | 2003 - 2006

  • Maltese National Teams | U18/U19/U21 | Malta | 2003 - 2006

  • Marsa FC | Maltese Premier League | Malta | 2006

  • Jamestown College | National Association Intercollegiate Athletics | USA | 2007-2008
     

Coaching Background:

  • Club Head Coach | London Croatia SC | Western Ontario Soccer League | 2010 - 2014

  • District Assistant Coach | Elgin Middlesex Soccer Association | 2011 - 2013

  • Academy Centre Head Coach | Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2014 - 2019

  • BCSPL & Technical Staff Coach | Thompson Okanagan FC | British Columbia Soccer Premier League | 2016 - 2019

Qualifications: 

  • Canada Soccer Association National B License

Past Coaching Successes:   

  • 2012 | London Croatia (Men's Team) | League Champions | Western Ontario Soccer League

  • 2014 | London Croatia (Men's Team) | League & Cup Champions | Western Ontario Soccer League

  • 2015/2016 | Nanaimo United (Women's Team) | League Champions | Lower Island Women's Soccer League

  • 2016 | Thompson Okanagan FC (U18 Boys) | Playoff Champions | British Columbia Soccer Premier League

  • 2016 | Thompson Okanagan FC | One player selected to U18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Boys Residency

  • 2017 | Thompson Okanagan FC | Two players selected to U16 British Columbia Boys Provincial Team

  • 2018 | Vancouver Whitecaps FC | One player selected to U15 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX

  • 2018 | Vancouver Whitecaps FC | One player selected to U17 FIFA World Cup Canadian Women's National Team

  • 2019 | Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Two players invited to U13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Boys Pre-MLS Academy

  • 2019 | Thompson Okanagan FC (U17 Boys) | Tournament Champions | Max Shacknai Tournament Phoenix, AZ


David Fox
Email: david.fox@osu.ca

Current Age Groups: U12, U13 & U14 Boys

Why I Coach? I love Football, I’ve been involved in playing and the coaching all of my life. Coaching offered my the opportunity to stay involved in the game when I was no longer playing. I love working with children and helping them to develop and progress as players and also as people. Every player is different and presents a new challenge on how we get the best out of each individual in a team environment, which makes every day interesting. I’m fortunate to be able to have been able to travel and work in a vocation that I genuinely love with some great clubs and coaches over the years. 

Professional Background: 

  • Head Coach - Houston Dash, U10 & U11 Girls (2019)
  • Head Coach - Houston Dynamo, U10 & U14 Boys (2019)
  • Football Development Manager - Lincoln City FC (2017-2019)
  • Academy Coach - Lincoln City FC (2017-2019)
  • Head Coach - Lincoln City FC Ladies Futsal U19 (2017-2019)
  • Lead Coach - Manchester City FC (2015 - 2016)
  • Head Coach - UK Elite Soccer (2012 - 2014)
  • Head Coach - PTUSA (2009 - 2011)
  • Head Coach - Lincoln City Advanced Development (2008 - 2009)

Qualifications: 

  • UEFA B Senior License
  • UEFA B Youth License
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Development & Coaching
  • FA Level 2 Futsal
  • FA Mentoring Adults 
  • UKSCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach

Past Coaching Successes:

  • 2012 - Greenbank JFC U8 - 4 Players Signed for Lincoln City FC Academy U9
  • 2012 - Greenbank JFC U8 - 1 Player Signed for Nottingham Forest FC Academy U9
  • 2013 - Greenbank JFC U9 - 1 Player Signed for Nottingham Forest FC Academy U9
  • 2014 - Lacey Soccer Club (NJ) Labour Day Tournament U8 & U10 Girls & U11 Boys Champions
  • 2017 - Greenbank JFC - St George's Park National One Tournament -  U7 Champions 
  • 2017 Greenbank JFC - Greenbank Tournament - U7 Champions
  • 2018 Lincoln City FDC - 14 x U8 - U15 Players signed for the Lincoln City FC Academy.
  • 2019 Lincoln City Ladies Futsal U19 EFL National Futsal Champions
  • 2019 Lincoln City FDC - 17 x U8 - U14 Players Signed for the Lincoln City FC Academy 
  • 2019 Greenbank JFC U8 - 1 Player Signed for Lincoln City FC Academy
  • 2019 Greenbank JFC U8 - 1 Player Signed for Leicester City FC Academy

Club Partners

Texans

Texans

Whitecaps

Whitecaps

OSA

OSA

OPDL

OPDL

Nike

Nike

Club Success

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Provincial

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League

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