Staff

 

Christina McGovern

  Director of Operations
  

Christina is our Director of Operations and her role encompasses all aspects of Club logistics, planning, finance, and communications. Christina is a business management professional and sport enthusiast with a diverse background and experience in both the private sector through her work in the pharmaceutical industry to her work with ProEdge Sports Conditioning as business manager. Christina has also volunteered in various roles and served on the Executive with TASA Minor Hockey Association.   

 

 

   

Jenna Blackburn

  Technical Lead Female Programs
 

Jenna is our Technical Lead – Girls, leading all aspects of technical programming within the Club for U8 to U12 Skills Centre, U13 to U17 Performance and U12 to U21 Community Girls. Under the direction of the Technical Consultant and in consultation with the Director of Operations, Jenna’s responsibilities include: player placement and movement processes, curriculum development and implementation, contributing to coach education, and managing required technical resources. Jenna grew up playing soccer for HCU and began coaching with the Club in 2013. She was a member of the Nova Scotia Provincial Program, National Training Centre- Atlantic, Nova Scotia’s 2009 Canada Games team, and played varsity soccer throughout University. Jenna holds a degree in Kinesiology from Acadia University and a Graduate Certificate in Sport Business Management from Algonquin College. She coached the U14 NS Provincial Team in 2017 and is currently an Assistant Coach at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has obtained numerous coaching certifications including Fundamentals, Learning to Train, Soccer for Life, Making Ethical Decisions, C License & B1 License

 

 

   

Mike Hudson

  Technical Consultant
 

Having been around the game at every level for the past 20 years, Mike is committed to ensuring that HCU develops our technical program to the highest levels by aligning HCU Club values to the principles of Long Term Player Development, promoting age and stage appropriate programming for all players and coaches in the club. Following a playing career in England in the semi-pro ranks, Mike came to Canada in 1994 to attend Dalhousie University where he was a member of the 1995 CIS championship winning team. He graduated in 1997 with a Master’s degree in Leisure Studies and since that time has coached at club, university, provincial, and Canada Games levels, and has held positions as provincial Technical Director in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Mike currently holds a UEFA B License and is a Master Coach Developer for the Canadian Soccer Association.