Burnaby, BC –
Burnaby FC announced today the hiring of Lee Tregonning and Kevin Julian as Technical Director – High Performance and Technical Director, respectively.
“BFC is extremely pleased to be able to have two such well-respected, knowledgeable and experienced individuals oversee our technical programming,” stated BFC Executive Director Morgan Quarry. “Combined they have more than 25 years of coaching and supervising technical programs across all levels, both domestically and nationally. The development of our players and coaches as well as defining a clear and effective player pathway and curriculum are in great hands.”
Tregonning, the current TD at Mountain United FC, will oversee the development and progression of the club’s BCSPL (U14-U18), Metro (U16-18) and Division 1 players (U11-U15) as well as the Club’s adult programming including U21 teams. He will also be responsible for the Club’s Development Centre for ages U11 to U13.
Julian will move from his role as TD with Cliff Avenue United FC to Burnaby FC and will oversee all programming from U5-U10, including the U8-U10 Development Centre as well as U11-15 (Divisions 2 and 3) and U16-18 (Divisions 1,2 and 3).
Born in Aberdare, Wales, Tregonning has had stints at both Cardiff City and Luton Town, representing Wales at several different age levels. He has been involved in several roles in the Vancouver soccer community for the past 15 years, including coaching roles with Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Residential boys and Whitecaps REX-Elite), Canadian National U-15 and U-17 Women’s National Teams, MUFC, North Vancouver FC, North Shore Girls FC, Play Active School Soccer (PASS), and his elite soccer school, Europa Soccer Academy. He has also represented BC Police in the North American Championships and continues to play in the Burnaby adult league.
Tregonning holds a UEFA B License, CSA Youth License and CSA Children’s License, a Technical Director diploma, and a Canadian Red Cross mental health first aid certificate. He is actively involved with Canada Scores, a not-for-profit organization where marginalized children learn soccer skills and contribute to inner-city projects.
“What you give comes back in spades,” said Tregonning. “Everyone is aiming high as Best in Class; everything we do is for our players, and to continue to develop our culture as a place for kids to have fun, learn, develop, build memories, and attain a level of success is what I want to do every day to develop Canada’s future in the game further. It starts at our youngest ages by keeping kids engaged and instilling the love for the game”.
Julian played in England for Garforth Town FC and in Ireland with Sligo Rovers. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA). He has worked with Ajax America, coaching the Ajax football philosophy to their academies across the United States. Julian also attended UBC and completed his master’s degree in Kinesiology. He has served as the Technical Director at CAUFC for the last ten years after mentoring under former Canadian men’s head coach Tony Waiters.
He holds a CSA National B License, CSA Children’s License, CSA Youth Licence, Technical Director Diploma, and Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and is a Certified BC Soccer Learning Facilitator.
“It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to develop players and coaches in Burnaby for over ten years”, said Julian. “What excites me most about the BFC project is the continuous player pathway, working with even more of this amazing community and collaborating with like-minded colleagues to be one of the best clubs in the country.”
Both Tregonning and Julian will continue in their current roles at MUFC and CAUFC, respectively but have already begun to lay the groundwork for all BFC programming which will begin in the Fall of 2023.