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Jason Beckford

Head Coach
Bio: Jason Beckford joins the Rovers after a playing career that was highlighted by playing 20 games for Man City from 1987 to 1991. No stranger to League1, Beckford was an assistant coach for Vaughan Azzurri in 2018.
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Derek O’Keeffe

Assistant Coach
Bio: Derek O’Keeffe is the Rovers’ Technical Director and Assistant Coach. Derek is originally from Cork City in Ireland and holds a UEFA A coaching license.  His coaching journey began in the League of Ireland before joining the New York Red Bulls’ technical staff in the MLS. O’Keeffe has vast experience in Ontario soccer at the League 1 and OPDL levels. Derek recently worked as head coach of League1 Ontario’s Aurora FC.
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Jerry Pennant

Goalkeeper Coach
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Ali Sozeri

Team Manager
Bio: Ali Sozeri joins the Rovers with a ton of experience. The club manager is currently the U-17 Head Coach, High Performance Program Manager, and Coach at Aurora FC. Sozeri also worked as OPDL & High Performance Coach at Vaughan SC. He spent his playing days as a NCAA DI player at Boston University and for the Boston Rams.
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Sebastian Trinchini

Equipment Manager
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Taylor Ley

Head Athletic Therapist
Bio: Taylor joins the Rovers as a Certified Athletic Therapist who earned her BASc. degree as a
graduate of the renowned Athletic Therapy program, at Sheridan College. She has worked in
many sports including the University of Guelph wrestling team, and with football, rugby,
volleyball and recently the Head Trainer Barrie Colts U15 AAA team. Taylor also is certified with
advanced bracing techniques and works with orthopaedic referrals as an Athletic Therapist for
Trainers Choice.
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Zack Wilson

Head Coach
Bio: Zack Wilson joins the Rovers FC after coaching the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks for the 2021 season. Having spent the past nine years at North York Cosmos SC, Wilson currently holds the position of Technical Director and has also worked at Toronto High Park FC and Maccabi Canada.
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Audra Sherman

Audra Sherman

Assistant Coach
Bio: Audra Sherman joins the club overseeing the women’s program as General Manager and Head Coach. Holding a Canada Soccer National A License, coupled with her extensive background ranging from grassroots to professional, she is committed to advancing the women’s game in our country. Sherman spent six years with Ottawa Fury FC as the director and head coach of the Elite Girls Academy. Prior to coaching, Sherman was a member of Canada Soccer’s national program from 1995-97 followed by time with Clemson University from 1998-00.
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Jerry Pennant

Goalkeeper Coach
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Ali Sozeri

Team Manager
Bio: Ali Sozeri joins the Rovers with a ton of experience. The club manager is currently the U-17 Head Coach, High Performance Program Manager, and Coach at Aurora FC. Sozeri also worked as OPDL & High Performance Coach at Vaughan SC. He spent his playing days as a NCAA DI player at Boston University and for the Boston Rams.
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Equipment Manager
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Taylor Ley

Athletic Trainer
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