Coaching Staff

Sanjeev Parmar

Technical Director / Head Coach 2003 Girls / 2004 Girls 

  • CSA A License

  • FIFA Futsal Certificate

  • Masters in HK Sports Management

  • Recipient of Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award

  • Played professionally with Charlotte Eagles / Ottawa Wizards winning numerous titles including USL National Championship

  • Captained Canadian Military National Team in the Americas Cup

(613) 277-8096

Jed Davies

Director of Coaching / Lead Coach U11-16

  • Coach with experience in professional and international football

  • Ottawa Fury FC Assistant Head Coach (NASL 2016, USL 2017, Canadian Championship 2016, 2017). 

  • Coached players with experience in La Liga, Bundesliga, The English Championship as well as Canadian National Team players such as Julian de Guzman, Maxim Tissot, Jamar Dixon and Carl Haworth.

  • Tactical Analyst for Magnus Pehrsson (Estonia National Team 2015-2016). Opponents included: England, Switzerland, Slovenia, Lithuania, San Marino (Euro 2016 Qualification Group E), Iceland, Serbia, Norway, Sweden and Finland (friendlies).

  • Head Coach at Oxford University Football Club (2014)

  • World Football Academy Expert and Mentor (Raymond Verheijen)

  • UEFA Qualified Coach (English Football Association)

  • Author of two published books including The Philosophy of Football: In Shadows of Marcelo Bielsa (RocketBird London 2016) and Coaching the Tiki-Taka Style of Play (SoccerTutor 2013).

  • Director of Coaching at Ottawa St Anthony’s Futuro

  • Head Coach of U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups

Eduardo Rivero 

Head Coach 2007 Girls / Assistant Coach 2007 boys 

  • FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Making Ethical Decisions certifications

  • Futuro Jr Academy staff coach since 2014

  • FCBEscola Coaching Clinic certificate

  • FCBEscola Summer Camp volunteer coach in 2014

  • Played competitive soccer for 5 years in Venezuela and for one year in the US.

Assistant Coach: Katie Rea

Assistant Coach: Marissa Gopalakrishnan 

Matthew Blackwell

Head Coach 2007 Boys

  • Completed all three levels of the Ontario coaching certificates

  • Ontario pre B coaching certification

  • 9 years of Coaching experience England

  • Active member of the Ottawa Royals soccer club since 1966, as team manager, coach and Vice President
    of the club.

  • In 2009 completed a 10 day coaching program in Brazil with Cruzeiro Esporte soccer club in Belo Horizonte.

  • In 2012 completed a 10 day coaching program with Empoli FC in Italy

Christian Sargusingh

Head Coach 2009 boys / 2010 boys 

  • Fundamentals, Active Start, Learn to Train certifications

  • Parmar Sports Training Staff member since 2011

  • Head Staff member of Parmar Ball Mastery Programs

  • First started playing competitively at age 9, and was part of the
    Parmar +20 Elite program for 3 years

  • Traveled to France with the Ottawa Fury to compete in the Plomelin International tournament

  • where our team defeated clubs from Brazil, Germany, and France.

  • Was invited to train with Lyon-Duchère AS (a French semi-pro academy) and spent a full week at their Balmont facility.

  • Currently enrolled in a Computer Systems Engineering program at Carleton University on an education scholarship

Joshua Sargusingh

Head Coach of U9 and U10 Boys

  • Fundamentals, Active Start, Learn to Train, Soccer for Life and C Licence -
    Trained certifications

  •  ParmarSportsTraining Staff member since 2012

  • Head Staff member of Parmar Ball Mastery Programs and St. Anthony’s Youth
    Developmental Program

  • Coached Futuro’s U9 team since 2014 and Coached Futuro’s U10 team since 2017

  • Started competitive soccer at age 9, and was part of Parmar +20 Elite program

  • Won the Robbie Tournament with Ottawa Fury in 2009

  • Currently enrolled in a Mechanical Engineering program at Carleton University on an
    education scholarship

Onua Obasi 

Head of Individual Player Development

Jakob Spink 

Head Coach 2010 Development Boys / Under 5-8 Jr Academy 

  • Certifications Learn to Train, Respect in Soccer 

  • First started playing soccer at the age of 5, have traveled to France in 2010 to compete in an international tournament 

  • Have been coaching with futuro since 2013

  • Currently enrolled in the DSW program at Algonquin college

Jordan Hassin

First Aid Representative / Assistant Coach Under 5-10

  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C Certified

  • Studying human kinetics - Emphasis on biophysical sciences (BScHK) at Univeristy of Ottawa

  • Region 5 player in 2011

  • Ontario provincial program 2011/2012

  • Ottawa Fury player from 2012-2015

  • Ottawa internationals men's premier player in 2016

  • U9 assistant coach for futuro from 2015-present


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