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Whitecaps FC name Northwest BC Academy Centre head coach

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that Eric Horsburgh has been named full-time head coach of the Whitecaps FC Northwest BC Academy Centre in Prince Rupert, Terrace, and Kitimat. Winter programs are now underway, with information available at

“We’re excited to have Eric leading our programs in Northwest BC,” said Dan Lenarduzzi, Whitecaps FC director of soccer development. “Eric has moved to Terrace and is keen to become a part of the local community. We look forward to building programs and relationships that will support the development of players and coaches in the region.”

Horsburgh has been in the Whitecaps FC academy system for the past year as interim head coach of the Northwest BC Academy Centre, joining the club after previously working in Scotland and the United States. His coaching career has included time as a football development coach with the Scottish Football Association and as an academy football analyst with Motherwell FC.

Players interested in registering in Prince Rupert, Terrace, and Kitimat can contact Horsburgh at