VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Friday a partnership with the Westside Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) to provide technical services to the club.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with WYSA,” said Whitecaps FC director of soccer development Dan Lenarduzzi. “We are very proud to have played a big role in the growth of player development in the Okanagan, and we’re very excited for that to continue.”
These services will be overseen by Whitecaps FC Okanagan head coach David Broadhurst, who will manage technical programs and coach development. Broadhurst has headed the Whitecaps FC Okanagan Academy since its inception in 2012. The native of Derby, England is a UEFA A License coach and has helped raise the level of play for local youth in the Okanagan.
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“WYSA is excited to be partnering with Vancouver Whitecaps FC to work with our grassroots players for the 2017 season,” added Westside president Stuart Wright. “The Whitecaps FC name is synonymous with excellence and is instantly recognizable due to its storied past in Canadian soccer history. They will bring a high standard of technical excellence to help more kids enjoy soccer and build better soccer players for the future. Building these foundations is a cornerstone in the development and retention of players and coaches alike.”
As part of the partnership with Whitecaps FC, Broadhurst will develop age appropriate technical programs that will benefit all WYSA players and coaches.
For more information on Whitecaps FC Academy Centre programs, visit whitecapsfc.com/academy.