2006 Girls New Head Coach Garrincha

Posted by Whitecaps London on Mar 28 2018 at 11:32AM PDT

March 27, 2018
LONDON, ON –Whitecaps London is excited to announce that Jose “Garrincha” Figueiredo has been appointed 2006 Girls Head Coach. Starting in May, Garrincha will lead a Pre-OPDL Training program. He will also be coaching the Team in the OPDL in 2019.

“We’re excited to have Garrincha leading our 2006 Girls,” said Abbi Lezizidis, Whitecaps London President. “Garrincha is keen to become a part of our Club. We look forward to working together to build a strong 2006 Girls program that will support the development of these young athletes through the OPDL, the pinnacle of youth play in Ontario.”

Garrincha has an extensive playing and coaching background. He is a former coach at SK Beveren, RSW Waasland and Lokeren in Belgium. He was also Head Coach and Coordinator of Benfica Soccer Schools in Toronto and Owner at Academy Garrincha. He Played for Benfica and the Portuguese National Youth teams and in Belgium. He participated at the European and World Youth Championships.

It you have a 2006 girl or know of any that would be interested in joining the Whitecaps London program please contact Mike Ayyash at or 519-281-7131 for more information. Or visit our website at Training & player development will begin this coming May.

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The document 2006.Girls.2018.v.4.pdf was attached to this post.