LUSA Executive

Mike Thomson

President – [email protected]

Shann Lovegrove

Vice President – [email protected]

Leroy Van Spronsen

Treasurer – [email protected]

Leroy first got involved with LUSA as coach 15 years ago and has served on the executive board as Treasurer since 2015. Leroy works behind the scenes to assist in managing financial matters for the club.

It has been exciting to see LUSA grow over the years – the quality of programming and opportunities presented to the kids has expanded under the leadership of our technical team and it has been great to work with them and the Board over the last number of years.

Marcel Horn

Executive Director – [email protected]

Bill Daniel

Director of Communications – [email protected]

Bill has been involved with LUSA as a head coach of a 2008 Boys team since 2014 and has been on the LUSA Executive since 2017; Bill’s role in operations involves a lot of the non-soccer technical roles and currently manages the LUSA website; email, social media etc. and helping the technical teams with the rest of the executive to obtain and maintain the BC Soccer Charter and the Canadian Soccer National Youth License.

Bill is originally from London, UK and has a lifelong love of soccer and was coaching youth in the UK too, he enjoys passing on his passion for the game. Bill adds; ‘I can still beat the kids in the sprints during practices, but I don’t think that will last much longer!’

Nicole Reid

Registrar / Administrator – [email protected]

Rich Shimmin

Director of Youth (U11 to U18) – [email protected]

Jennifer Cummings

[email protected]

Dan Bell

[email protected]

Rubin Smilev

Manager of Officials – [email protected]

Rubin has 25 years of experience in refereeing, and still active (amateur soccer) when needed. He retired in 2014 from Professional Refereeing

Rubin holds amongst his qaulificatios:

  • National Referee Assessor – Canada Soccer
  • Next Gen Referee Coach – Canada Soccer
  • BC Soccer Referee Instructor – BC Soccer
  • PREP Referee Coach – BC Soccer
  • Candidates Program-Referee Instructor – BC Soccer

And of course, last but not least LUSA’s Manager of Officials

Rubin adds…. Wow, I can not believe 25 years of refereeing slipped by so fast!


Director of Equipment – [email protected]

Chaz Takhar

Fraser Valley Representative – [email protected]

Chaz is in his second year as our Fraser Valley Rep for LUSA at District meetings which are attended by all FV teams. Our role is to ensure district matters that may affect our players and club are addressed in the best way possible. 
Chaz is a father of three with his two eldest daughters being enrolled in the LUSA program for 5 years and counting starting at U6. An avid Manchester United fan with a great love for football and happy to see the joy it brings to kids and parents of all ages. Just glad to be part of the team.