Andrew Ornoch is one of two founding partners of Dutch Connections FC INC. In 2013, his playing career came to an early end after an injury induced early retirement from professional football. He spent 7 years playing for Papa Lombard FC (Hungary), Esbjerg fB (Denmark), Heracles, BV Veendam and Telstar (Holland). He has represented Canada’s Men’s National Team in international friendlies, Olympic Qualifying (2008) and World Cup qualifying (2009). Between 2003-2005 he studied history and business at the University of Detroit Mercy (NCAA Div.1) where he made the Dean’s list (honor roll) while on full soccer scholarship helping UDM to a Horizon League Championship (2005).
Since 2013, Andrew has shared responsibilities of building Dutch Connections FC INC. He has earned his Provincial ‘B’ (Ontario) and National ‘B’ (Canada) coaching licenses. His focus is on sharing his experience, learning and developing further as a youth trainer.
Jorg Van Nieuwenhuyzen is one of two founding partners of Dutch Connections FC INC. In 2013 he moved to Canada to focus on building Dutch Connections FC Inc. He started his youth career at Tholense Boys before joining the RBC Roosendaal Youth Academy (Holland) where he would make his professional debut in the Eredivisie during the 96-97 season. He would spend the next 14 seasons playing for RBC Roosendaal, SBV Excelsior and Heracles .
After Heracles, Jorg played 2 seasons in the Topklasse for HSV Hoek and FC Lienden which gave him the opportunity to work as an assistant trainer at RBC Roosendaal and earn his KNVB ‘C’ coaching license. Since 2013, Jorg has shared responsibilities of developing DCFC and has been instrumental in building a relationship with Feyenoord Rotterdam (Feyenoord Camps Canada).
Martinho Dumevski has been on staff at the Dutch Connections FC Soccer School since the Fall of 2013 and Feyenoord Camps Canada since 2014. In 2016, Martinho began coaching at the DCFC Academy. He is a technique specialist with an emphasis on the fundamentals of the game. He has gained valuable experience overseas while on training periods with professional club FK Pelister (Macedonia) and semi professional club Marconi Stallions (Australia).
In his youth career Martinho played local club football in Toronto and was a part of the Canadian U15 National Team program. Martinho is working towards his Provincial ‘B’ (Ontario) license in 2016 and is planning to continue his coaching education.
Michael Crombeen has been on staff at the Dutch Connections FC Academy since September 2017. Michael’s role as Academy Coordinator and Coach of the U13 (2005) team will include the further development of the DCFC Academy and it’s coaching staff. Michael began coaching in 2005 at RODA’23 from Amstelveen, Holland as a youth coach. He coached the U12, U13 and the U17 teams and became League Champion and was promoted to higher divisions in Holland. Michael became the Coordinator of the Academy (RODA’23) for three years. From 2015 to 2017, Michael coached the U13’s of AFC Amsterdam competing in the highest division of The Netherlands (Youth Eredivisie). Michael has worked for professional clubs: AFC Ajax, FC Utrecht and the KNVB (Dutch Soccer Federation). Michael is in possession of the UEFA-C and UEFA-B license (KNVB) and brings a wealth of experience and culture to Dutch Connections FC.
Michael is a passionate, ambitious and driven coach who is always asking the best from each of his players. Michael loves to see his teams playing with an attacking mentality. The technical, tactical and mental development of the players and team plays a key role and will be closely monitored by Michael.
In Holland, Michael played on Dutch amateur level at RODA’23 1st First team in 2016 -2017. Michael’s playing experience has provided him with the opportunity to play (Eredivisie) indoor Futsal in Holland.
Jaime Peters has been on staff at the DCFC Soccer School and Academy since April 2017. Jaime brings a wealth of professional experience including 30 international Caps for the Canadian Men’s National Team.
Born in Pickering, Ontario, Jaime grew up playing for local club teams before traveling overseas to Germany at age 15 where he spent two years at the professional youth Academy of FC Kaiserslautern before moving to England at 18, signing for Ipswich Town. Jaime’s performance attracted a lot of attention from various clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, however Jaime opted to remain in England and re-sign for Ipswich Town. Jaime spent 7 years in England learning and experiencing professional football. This experience provided Jaime the opportunity to lead Canada’s U20 Men’s National Team as he was named one of the six ambassadors for Canada at the U20 World Cup Championships in 2007. Jaime is currently working towards his National ‘B’ Coaching License and is focused on sharing his extensive experience with the players and developing as a youth trainer.
Sami El-Sibaey has been on staff at the Dutch Connections FC soccer school and Feyenoord Camps Canada since 2016. He also acted as team manager and assistant coach for the inaugural season of the Dutch Connections FC U11 (2005) Academy team. Sami likes to focus on the holistic development of youth players through an emphasis on technical, tactical, and personal development.
After moving to Canada in 2002, he played at varying levels of the OSL while earning a B.Sc. in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Toronto (UTSC). He then continued his studies at Ryerson University earning a PhD in Psychology focused on learning and decision making. Sami has been coaching with the UTSC intramural soccer program for 9 years. He is currently focused on methods to aid youth player development through the integration of various technologies.
Ilya Orlov has been on staff at the Dutch Connections FC Soccer School and Feyenoord Camps Canada since 2014. He is a passionate coach completely dedicated to youth development aiming for constant improvement. He has played at a semi professional level in Canada for North York Astros (CSL), Italia Shooters (CSL), SC Toronto (CSL) and most recently Vaughan Soccer Club (League 1).
Between 2010-2013 Ilya attended York University where he earned a B.A in Psychology while helping the York University Lions to a National Championship in 2010. In 2015, Ilya earned his UEFA ‘B’ license and is on course to complete his UEFA ‘A’ license in 2017. He is currently the University of Toronto Assistant Men’s Coach and has gained local youth coaching experience with Vaughan Soccer Club.