TECHNICAL / COACHING STAFF

Craig FannanTechnical Director
Craig is the Boys Technical Director for Ottawa City Soccer Club. A position he has held since 2017. Craig holds a Bachelor Degree in Sports Science with Applied Sports Coaching from Northumbria University in the UK. Craig holds a Canadian C License and Children;s Diploma – while he also has a USSF C License from his time working in the United States and FA Licenses from his native UK.

With over 15 years of full time coaching Craig brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the club. Some notable coaching highlights include:

GPS Portland Phoenix PDL Team
Head Coach 2017 – 6 players graduated to play professionally including
Emmanuel Twumasi who was 11th Pick in the 2018 SuperDraft for FC
Dallas.
Cape Elizabeth Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
Head Coach for 5 seasons winning 1 State Cup – Cape’s first state cup
trophy in 14 Seasons. Was subsequently named Coach of the Year by the
Forecaster. Also appeared in one other State Final, one Regional Final and
2 Semi-Finals.
GPS Portland Phoenix Youth Coach
U14 Boys won US Club Nationals in 2016.

As a youth player Craig represented his home town Hartlepool, in their School of Excellence before a brief stint in the Northern League representing Jarrow Roofing. As a supporter of the game Craig follows Newcastle United.

Kristina Kiss
Kristina KissGirls Director
Kristina began playing soccer at the age of 6 in her hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. She was 19 years old when she won her first cap with Canada’s senior women’s team in March 2000. She went on to represent Canada at two Women’s World Cups (2003: 4th place finish and 2007) and two Pan American Games (2003 Silver, 2007 Bronze). She played her professional soccer for IF Floya in Norway. Kristina would play 75 times for Canada before retiring in 2009. Kristina went on to coach, having obtained her Canada Soccer A Licence, Canada Soccer Youth Licence and Canada Soccer Children’s Licence and is a Learning Facilitator for Ontario Soccer. Kristina was the Technical Director for the West Ottawa Soccer Club from 2014 to 2021. In 2021 Kristina accepted a position of Manager of Development-Programming with Canada Soccer where she focused on promoting and supporting the development and representation of women, marginalized and underrepresented groups across Canada. Following her time with Canada Soccer, Kristina took a position with the Ottawa City Soccer Club in Feb 2022 managing the female development programs for their players and coaches. Kristina won the Ontario Soccer High Performance Coaching Award in 2021, was inducted to the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 and was recognized by the City of Ottawa with the naming of the Kristina Kiss Park in 2014.
Graham Forsyth Director of Coaching (DOC) Boys U6-U12
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland and played professionally for Alloa Athletic Football Club from 2013-2016. During my time playing professionally, I made 4 first team appearances and scored 2 goals on my professional debut.

I moved to USA to coach in 2016 and lived/coached in Portland, Maine for GPS Maine and Seacoast United for 7 years. When in America, I worked as the Girls Program Director, Premier Director and General Manager of the clubs.

I have my USSF C License, UEFA C License and have just started the Canadian Coaching pathway.

Graham joined OCSC in July, 2023.

Craig Kelly Director, SURF Program & Camps
Craig joined OCSC in August, 2019 and now oversees the OCSC Surf Program and High Performance Camps while gaining his C License and in the process of completing his B License evaluation.

Growing up in the UK, soccer has always been a part of his life and in 2010 moved to Maine to play university soccer on a scholarship for 4 years, captaining the team for 3 while gaining a BSc in Sports Management with a specialisation in coaching and fitness.

When returning to the UK he earned coaching licenses from the FA while volunteering for his old club before returning to the US to coach full time for two years, gaining experience from other coaches around him.

From May 2016 to August 2019, Craig was the Assistant Director of Coaching for Massachusetts South Coast, overseeing the development of over 500 players. He also was the head coach for numerous age groups on the boys and girls side, many of whom went on to play university soccer at D1, D2,D3 and NAIA in the US.

Eduan NaudeDirector of Goalkeeping
Eduan is an ex professional goalkeeper from South Africa having signed pro at the age of 19. He played for Bidvest Wits, Ajax Cape Town, Santos and Black Aces in the South African PSL (professional soccer league)

Upon his retirement, Eduan moved to the USA in 2016 to begin coaching in Boston, Massachusetts. Eduan then moved to Ottawa in September 2018 to join Ottawa City’s Technical Department.

Eduan holds a Canadian C license as well USSF Licensing form the United States. He also hold his United Soccer Coaches Level 3 Goalkeeping Diploma as well as a Level 1 Fitness Trainer Diploma from Ontario soccer.

Caitlin Pavone
Caitlin Pavone Director, Recreational Programs (U4-U12)
I have been a member of the club my entire life, playing at Ottawa City for 18 years. I started my coaching career at 13 years old as a recreational coach with the fundamentals program. Graduating to the girls competitive program for 5 years, I am now the Recreational Development Director at the club.

After graduating from the University of Ottawa in 2022, I am now currently completing a graduate certificate program at Algonquin college, where I have played two seasons with the college team.

My goal as a coach and a mentor within the soccer world is to inspire young athletes to find a lifelong passion for the game, and keeping people connected to the soccer community in all capacities, whether it is as an athlete, as a coach or as a spectator.

Kim GambleExecutive Director
Kim joined OCSC in March 2015 and has previously worked with top soccer organizations in Canada and the United States.
Gamble graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor Degree in 1998. During this time, she was a member of the Women’s Basketball and Soccer program. She was fortunate to attend two national Soccer championships, earning a Gold in 1996 and a silver medal in her final year of play.

Kim, played Senior Women’s Soccer (1997-1999) with the Nepean United Spirits winning three Ontario Cup Championships, Winning two National Titles, and a Bronze medal.

Kim, in 1999 became the President and General Manager for the Ottawa FURY W-League Team. She was a member of the USL Executive Committee and won the Executive of the Year in 2000. In 2002, Kim took over as the Cape Cod Crusader’s General Manager winning a PDL Championship!

Gamble won a Women’s Ontario Cup Championship in 2006 with Ottawa Royals, and again in 2014.

Kim was a board member of the Eastern Ontario Soccer Association from 2012 to 2014.

Kim is passionate about continuing to grow the game of soccer and teaching life lessons through sports.
Kim Holds a National Coaching License.

Patrick Fannan Club Registrar
Patrick joined OCSC in March 2021, and has previous experience working in the US & England working with high profile clubs.

I have been involved in soccer all of my life. Playing and watching the
game for as long as I remember. I have played soccer at school level
and amateur level in my home town of Hartlepool from the age of 6 and
continue to love playing the game which I now do for Ottawa City
alongside my coaching.
My first experience in coaching was while I was in school as part of a
sports apprenticeship qualification and picked it back up at the age of 20
after finishing school. I coached youth clubs in Hartlepool for a year
before getting the opportunity to go to the US to coach with GPS Maine.
I was at GPS Maine for 4 year coaching all age groups of teams at
varying levels.
I eventually moved back to the UK in 2020 where I continued coaching
until I was able to join OCSC in June 2021. I currently coach the 2011
Boys Premier Blue, 2006 Girls Premier and the 2015 Boys age group.

Osman Saatci
Osman Saatci Club Head Referee
– Referee since 1996

– Head Referee For Nepean City starting 1998

– Head Referee for Royals starting 1999

– EODSA member of Discipline ( early 2010)

– OCSLmember of Discipline ( early 2010)

– OCSL Director of Officiating more than 20 years

– Regional referee

– B. Sc. Metallurgical Engineer

Other

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