Longtime Abbotsford soccer figure Trevor O’Neill has agreed to take on the new role of Technical Lead, Grassroots and Community Programming for the Abbotsford Soccer Association.
O’Neill played youth soccer with the ASA and then went on to excel with the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades men’s team. The defender served as team captain and played five seasons for the Cascades.
He also competed in the USL Premier Development League with the Abbotsford Mariners. Following his playing career he went into coaching and has been with the ASA for 10 years. He has his B licence certification and is also the current director of the Abbotsford Middle School Soccer Academy.
“As a graduate of the Abbotsford Soccer Association, Trevor has established himself as a technical lead of the club over many years. I am delighted that Trevor has been recognized for his major contributions to the club’s operations with this enhanced role moving forward,” stated Ian Knight, the ASA’s technical director. “As the Technical Lead, Grassroots and Community Programming, I am confident that Trevor will continue to bring inspired leadership to our programs and to our participating members within the U4 to U10 age groups.”
O’Neill is the older brother of twins Connor and Colton O’Neill, who both also played for the Cascades and Mariners.
“As our club continues to grow and adapt to the needs of our community, it is very special to have a young man that grew up in our club take on such a dynamic role of responsibility and leadership,” added ASA general manager Dan Village. “Trevor’s dedication to the game, the players in his care, and his desire to ‘give back’ to his community speaks volumes about his character and desire to grow the game here in Abbotsford.”
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