Gurp Mahil Joins ASA Coaching Staff

The Abbotsford Soccer Association is pleased to announce the addition of Gurp Mahil to its coaching staff.  Gurp is the former Technical Director and founding member of Athletic India Football Club and brings his wealth of experience and passion for soccer to the ASA.  The ASA has worked closely with AIFC over the last three years hosting a number of AIFC teams during the Fall/Winter seasons.  Long-time AIFC coach Aman Dhillon will also bring his coaching experience to the ASA.

“I really like the direction we are going,” says Mahil of the Abbotsford Soccer Association. “The ASA is a dynamic club focusing on building and promoting programs focused on diversity, respecting culture, and meeting the needs of our growing and changing community.” Gurp will oversee the launch of the Spring/Summer Tournament Team program at Abbotsford Soccer.  The teams in this program will play in the USSL Tournament program that runs in the Lower Mainland between April and July.

“The ASA’s dedication to offering programs focused on grassroots players and also avenues for player development into more competitive programs makes the move to them an easy one.  Our philosophies are the same.  Basically, getting kids playing the game while still challenging them to develop according to their own ability,” says Mahil. “I’m excited to be a part of the growth of this club.”

Ian Knight, ASA’s Technical Director, says, “Gurp brings a wealth of coaching and organizational experience to our club.  We are lucky to have someone of his experience, dedication, and passion helping us continue to grow soccer in Abbotsford. He and Aman are welcome additions to our coaching staff. ASA is delighted to welcome those former members of the AIFC club opting to come to the ASA on a full-time, year-round basis and is excited to add the opportunity to launch a Spring/Summer Tournament team program to our array of annual programs.”

The ASA is a BC Soccer Association Charter Standard One member and offers programs and coaching that support long term player and coach development.  ASA is committed to enhancing its current status as a BC Soccer Charter Standard One club through additional opportunities of the Canada Soccer National Club License program.