Community Recreational and Leisure Programs Consultant

Mudaser Muhtaj

Mudaser Muhtaj is currently a Kinesiology and Health Science student at York University, and will be entering his fourth year in September. He is a varsity athlete, representing the Lions on the York Men’s Soccer team. Mudaser also represents Darby FC in League1 Ontario. From a young age, Mudaser had developed a great passion for the sport of soccer, having played the game since the age of 4.

Playing soccer brings a unique dimension to his life, and he recognizes it as not only an opportunity to enjoy and compete, but also an opportunity to develop life skills beyond the field of play. Mudaser is a firm believer that soccer is truly empowering and has the ability to bring communities together.

Mudaser has a passion for working with youth and being a part of their growth and development. Mudaser is passionate about coaching and is committed to unlocking the potential of youth who wish to pursue their dreams on and off the field

Beyond the field, Mudaser enjoys spending time with his family and travelling. Mudaser feels fortunate to have been able to visit many countries around the world. Most recently, he had the opportunity to visit Spain and visit his favourite club FC Barcelona, where he was able to tour the club, meet the players and watch two matches including a champions league game.

A fun fact about Mudaser is that he is popularly known by his nickname ‘Chico’, which had been given to him by one of his very first coaches. To this day, Mudaser carries the valuable lessons he was taught, and hopes to make a positive impact for youth within his role as the Community Recreational and Leisure Programs Consultant at Scarborough Simbas.