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Co-Founder

Carl De Abreu

Carl De Abreu is an exceptionally skilled and dedicated athlete who is devoted to relaying his positive soccer experiences through the Scarborough Simbas Soccer program. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Trent University as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from York University.

He competed on Trent University’s Men’s Soccer Team and was prestigiously selected to represent Canada at the 2017 FISU Universiade Summer Games in Taiwan. He competed in League 1 Ontario for Darby FC and has received athletic honours while competing in both USports and League 1 Ontario.

 

Carl has been extensively involved in player development as he has coached both recreational and competitive soccer at North Toronto SC. He obtained numerous provincial coaching certificates and is a National C-License Trained coach.

He is also a refugee from Guyana, moving to Scarborough where he first played organized soccer at the age of 7. He immediately fell in love with the sport and continued to play for the rest of his life. He credits his early involvement in organized sport (soccer) for developing his confidence, social skills, and greatly aiding his assimilation to Canada.

As he transitioned into his professional career, Carl recently moved to Vancouver, BC in 2021 to take on the role of an Operations Manager. He and his employers agree that his combined sports and education experiences have helped him prepare for the challenge of managing and leading his staff. Moving to a new city and making friends was a tremendous hurdle after living most of his life in Toronto. With his desire to continue playing soccer, he joined a recreational team and a competitive team where he went on to form new friendships in his new home. Carl’s ultimate wish is for all participants in the Scarborough Simbas program, to use the skills they learn, experiences, and friendships to build and to enrich the rest of their life. He is honoured and recognizes that this program will be the start of a very special lifelong journey for some participants.