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OPDL Coaching Staff

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High Performance Manager: Nadine Powell |  Emailhpm@richmondhillsoccer.com                                      

Nadine has been involved in coaching soccer for roughly 10 years, previously  coaching with both our 2000 girls and 2002 boys before serving as a coach in our  OPDL program for the past three seasons. She also has experience playing the  game at a high level, winning a Provincial Women's Championship as part of  Manitoba's Women's program.


 Nadine holds the prestigious honour of being the first female coach in our Club's  history to hold a Canadian national coaching license after obtaining her CSA National 'B' license. She has also taken part in many coaching conferences and seminars, including Ontario Soccer's Female Coaching Workshop and the York Region Soccer Association's Successfully Coaching the Female Player.

2001/02/03 Boys & 2004 Girls Coach: Henrich Svetko  |  Emailhenrich@richmondhillsoccer.com              

 Henrich, a former professional soccer player in his native Slovakia, brings with him  a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked in the soccer world for over  20 years.

 Currently RHSC’s Senior Technical Staff Coach, Henrich has served on our Club’s  Technical Coaching Staff since early 2015. Prior to his role with RHSC, Henrich  excelled in his position with Ontario Soccer, where he served as a Provincial Team   Head Coach for the 1995, 1997 and 1998 Boys. During this time with Ontario Soccer he led the U15 Boys to a Canadian National Championship Gold Medal in 2013 and the U16 Boys to a Canadian National Championship Silver Medal in 2011.

Henrich’s list of coaching qualifications is quite impressive, as he holds both a CSA ‘A’ License and UEFA 'A’ License, as well as his Ontario Soccer Goalkeeper Diploma.

2001/02/03 & 2006 Girls & 2005 Boys Coach Contact: Marco Bonofiglio |  Emailmbono1@hotmail.com

 Marco has been involved with soccer for over 20 years, as a former professional soccer player in his native country of Italy, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Marco’s experience comes from playing at a high level and being mentored by some of the elite coaches in Italy.

Currently, head Coach for the 2006 Boys & Girls and 2002 Girls in the OPDL Program. 
Marco has just passed the National 'B' , Part 1 coaching license from the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA).
 
 
 

2006 Boys Coach: Pat Escobar  |  Email pescobar@bel-3.com               

 


2004 Boys Head Coach: Colin Francis  |  Emailfrancica@email.uscupstate.edu                  

 Colin has the ability to train both girls and boys at high levels, as he currently   serves as the Head Coach for both our 2004 Boys & 2005 Girls teams in our OPDL   program.

 Colin has tremendous experience playing the game, as he spent 4 years as a   Division 1 NCAA athlete at the University of South Carolina in the USA. He has   also spent some time training with the Trinidad and Tobago U20 National Team.

 

In addition to his vast playing experience, Colin currently holds his National 'B' coaching license from the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA).

 

2005 Girls Head Coach: Nadine Powell |  Emailhpm@richmondhillsoccer.com                                      

Nadine has been involved in coaching soccer for roughly 10 years, previously  coaching with both our 2000 girls and 2002 boys before serving as a coach in our  OPDL program for the past three seasons. She also has experience playing the  game at a high level, winning a Provincial Women's Championship as part of  Manitoba's Women's program.


 Nadine holds the prestigious honour of being the first female coach in our Club's  history to hold a Canadian national coaching license after obtaining her CSA National 'B' license. She has also taken part in many coaching conferences and seminars, including Ontario Soccer's Female Coaching Workshop and the York Region Soccer Association'sSuccessfully Coaching the Female Player.


Club Head Goalkeeper Coach: Rasih Pala                                                                                                  

 Coach Rasih is responsible for working with all goalkeepers in our OPDL program   and comes to RHSC with an incredible amount of experience both coaching and  playing.

 His playing experience as a goalkeeper is most notable, as he spent two years   playing professionally in Turkey after spending 4 seasons as an NCAA Division 1   athlete at Northern Illinois University. He also represented Canada at the   CONCACAF U17 Championships and won a National Championship with the Ontario Provincial Team. 

Rasih has previously served as a coach with Northern Illinois University, as well as our Club's Men's Provincial Team.