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General Manager, Calgary South West United Soccer

Daniel Kidane

Business Experience

  • Professional Technologist P.Tech. (Eng.) with over 20 years of experience in Consulting, Project Management and Electrical Engineering in commercial, institutional, and light industrial buildings.
  • Register Engineering Technologist
  • Certified Engineering Technologist
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Board Member with Joint Appeal APEGA / ASET (2014-Present)
  • Electrical Engineering Technologist (1998)
  • Electronic Engineering Technologist (1997)

Soccer Experience

  • Board Member with SWU (2017-2019)
  • Alberta Soccer Association Coaching Course Conductor (2006)
  • Alberta Soccer Association Referee Certification (2006)
  • Provincial B License (2005)
  • Child, Youth & Senior Coaching Certification (2002)
  • NCCP I, II, III Certification (2001)
  • Co-founder Eritrean Salina Soccer Club (1994-Present)
  • Various youth teams Coach
  • Mary University Calgary

Mens Futsal Head Coach (ACAC) (2008-2010)

Technical Director, Calgary South West United Soccer

Chris McKaig

Chris McKaig is SWU Technical Director and some of his duties are delivering academies, mentoring coaches and Head coaching teams.

Chris started coaching in Scotland and has continued his coaching career in North America. He has coached with Calgary Villains, Vancouver Whitecaps, Mount Royal, Canadian REX, Alberta Boys Head Coach Summer games 2019 and Alberta Soccer Association. Formerly the Technical Director of Springbank Soccer, He is now is bringing his experience to SWU.

Chris has many Qualifications including Canada National B License, Canada Childrens’ License, Alberta Provincial B license, NCCP Coach Developer, USSF F, E, D and C license and MA (Hons) Environmental Science. He is also currently studying his Canadian Youth License.

Grassroots Technical Director, Calgary South West United Soccer

Jesus Melo

Business Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with over 15 years of experience
  • Client Application Support (2011-2017)
  • Software Development (2008-2011)
  • Software Analyst (2006-2008)
  • Application Support (2003-2006)
  • IT Specialist (200-2003)

Soccer Experience

  • CSWU Grassroots Director (2017-Present)
  • Whitecaps Academy Centre Trainer (2018-Present)
  • CSWU Staff Coach and Academy Trainer (2014-2017)
  • Various youth teams Coach (2011-2014)
  • Canada Soccer Children’s License (2019)
  • Soccer Community Coach LF Training (2108)
  • Provincial C License (2017)
  • Active Start (NCCP Community Stream) (2016)
  • Soccer for Life (NCCP Community Stream) (2016)
  • Learning to Train (NCCP Community Stream) (2016)

Alberta Youth Soccer League (AYSL) Lead, Calgary South West United Soccer

Pavel Popara

Business Experience

  • Bachelor of Sport Management 2018

Soccer Experience

  • Calgary South West United Soccer
  • Alberta Youth Soccer League (AYSL) Lead (2021-Present)
  • SDS Serbia Technical Director (2018-2021)
  • UFEA A Coaching License (2018)
  • UFEA B Coaching License (2017)
  • Professional Player – played over 250 games in six different countries (2004-2018)
  • Barcelona Academy Calgary (2018-2019)
  • Various youth teams Coach (2018-2021)

Grassroots Player Development, Calgary South West United Soccer

Francisco Peixoto (Kiko)

Professional Experience

  • Private Personal Trainer – Soccer and Fitness (2002-2021)
  • World Health Calgary Personal Trainer (2016-2020)
  • Keep in Shape Gym Owner, Brazil (2013-2021)
  • Post-Graduation in Personalized Training, University of Camilo Castelo Branco, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil (2006-2008)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil (2001-2006)

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