COACH PROFILES 教練介紹
Dan Calvert -總教練 Head Coach - (英國 England)
自2004年成立開始，Dan Calvert致力於將英式足球帶入台灣並以台灣的青年學子為對象向下紮根。Dan Calvert於2015年6月完成並習得UEFA 歐洲足球協會聯盟所頒予的第二高等青少年足球教練資格證照(第三級B等)；Dan Calvert 對足球的熱情自會走路以來便沒有降溫過，憑藉著多年的努力和不斷的自我挑戰，於青少年時期順加入甲級Peterborough United FC成為正式球員；於2012年，Dan Calvert帶領一群同樣熱愛足球的外國人踢進台灣甲級聯賽，隊名為台北龍隊。
As co-founder of MFA who continues to drive and fine-tune the MFA unique program since 2004, Dan is currently working his way through his Coaching Badges, attaining the UEFA B Award (Level 3) in June 2015, this is “Pro-academy” level in Europe. A keen football player ever since he could walk and played at the highest level throughout his youth with Peterborough United. Dan led Taipei City Dragons on and off the field as they competed in Taiwan’s highest level (Division 1) back in 2012. Now with over ten years coaching experience across all levels of Taiwanese football he has the know-how in developing young players and mentoring MFA coaches.
Michael Chandler -教練 Coach - (英國 England)
Second Co-founder of MFA is Michael Chandler, who has been involved in Taiwanese football since the day he landed back in 1999. Responsible for inviting the FA of England to deliver coach education courses here in Taipei, with Michael attaining the Level 2 Licence. Michael has also achieved the FA Level 1 Psychology, learning to target the needs of every player on an individual basis. Michael firmly believes it is fundamental to get to know the players personally to understand how to motivate and develop them. This is now fundamental throughout the MFA program. Michael is also very proud of his son, Andrew, who is an active member of MFA!
David Camhi -學院代表教練 Ambassador- (法國 France)
The last Co-founder of MFA is David Camhi, who moved into the professional game in 2012. The game has taken David across China with Shenzhen Ruby & currently with Hangzhou Greentown, in-between the two he enjoyed a spell with Tunisian Ligue 1 club CS Sfaxien competing in the CAF Champions League semi-finals in 2014. David remains at the forefront of Taiwanese football by assisting and introducing talented players from Taiwan into professional clubs across China. Taiwan remains David’s home of choice and when in town will be on the field encouraging the MFA youngsters. David possesses the highest coaching qualification attainable in Europe with the UEFA A Licence (Level 4). There is only one level higher and that’s by invite only.
Ian Edwards -教練 Coach- (英國 England)
A Level 2 Coach and a long term resident of Taiwan, many of which on the field with MFA. Ian is a highly talented coach with energy and enthusiasm that inspires all those who work with him. Vastly experienced in challenging young players, he truly knows how to gain their respect.
Edgar Gonzalez -教練 Coach- (加拿大 Canada)
Most of Eddy’s adult life has involved football coaching starting in his native land.
A strong believer in the strength and conditioning side of the game that is important to teach players from an early age to encourage them to stay active throughout their life. Eddy’s core time is spent with his adorable family at his Tienmu Mexican Restaurant Eddy’s Cantina. We certainly recommend the food!