Richmond FC is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Hood as Technical Director. Steve is the first professional Technical Director for Richmond FC as the position is a new position for our Club.
Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Richmond FC with the development and implementation of programs and curriculum based on the Long Term Player Development model. Steve has had a distinguished career in soccer based on his international coaching experience, sport‐specific education and his love for the game.
Steve has previously served as Technical Director for the Prince George Youth Soccer Association, and Program Director for the North Vancouver FC Centre of Excellence. He holds a CSA National B certificate and is a BCSA qualified instructor. He also earned the Higher National Diploma Science of Soccer from the University of South Bank in London, the FA Level 2 Certificate and the Football Leaders award from the FA of Wales. He is a former staff coach of the European Football School in Vancouver and at the Cardiff City FC Academy in Wales. In addition, he has assisted with the Vancouver Whitecaps U11 Prospects program.
Steve’s primary focus as Technical Director for Richmond FC will be from U5 to U12, but he will have involvement with all aspects of Club programming. Steve will also provide development and education for our coaches which is also a main focus for the position.
Steve, along with his wife Linda and their twin daughters will be joining our community from Prince George as of May 1, 2015.
Please join us in welcoming Steve and his family.