Ken Pereira CEO/Director of KP9 Coaching


  • Two-time Olympian who inspires others while coaching; motivating others, having a can-do attitude and leading by example
  • Builds cohesive teams by developing a team-first attitude, and supporting team members with positive encouragement
  • Commits to fitness and consistent training, realizing a healthy lifestyle
  • Achieves goals through determination and perseverance
  • Builds and fosters strong relationships at all levels through an open and engaging approach.


Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play 2015 - present

Athlete Ambassador for Canadian Olympic Committee 2008 - present

Motivational speaker at Toronto District School Board elementary schools  2011 - 2014              

 Role Team Organisation Year
Assistant Coach

Indoor National Team -Senior Women/U18 Men/U18 Women 

Field Hockey Canada 2014-16
Coach Provincial Outdoor - U18 Women/U16 Men Field Hockey Ontario 2014-16
Head Coach U10-18 Men OKD FHC 2011-16
Head Coach U16 Women Bishop Strachan School 2013-15
Head Coach for Clinics & Camps Ages 6 - 20 AKPRO Canada 2003-14
Head Coach U14, U16 Men HGC Club, Netherlands 2009-11


National Field Hockey Team Member                                                                      

1993 - 2016

Highest ‘Capped’ (games played) player of the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Team

Captain Outdoor                                                                                                            

2009 - 2012

Captain Indoor                                                                                              

2003 - 2016

Flag Bearer for Canada, Commonwealth Games in Delhi                                


Pan American Elite Team                                                                    

2009, 2011



 2 Olympics (Sydney, Beijing)                                                                               

2000, 2008

 2 World Cups                                                                                                    

1998, 2010

 3 Indoor World Cups                                                                                   

2003, 2007, 2015

 4 Commonwealth Games                                                                                                 

1998 - 2010

 5 Pan American Games                                                                                  

1995 - 2011

International Club Team Member                                                                


Pune Strykers, Captain and Trainer, World Series Hockey League, India


HGC, Hoofdklasse (Premiership Dutch League)

2006 - 2011

 European Hockey League Champions


 Dutch League Champions       



John DeSouza

John De Souza has been a member of the Varsity Blues field hockey program since 1990.  He has been an assistant to legendary coach Liz Hoffman as well as coaching veteran and current U of T director of intercollegiate and high performance sport director Beth Ali.

He has helped guide the Blues to 12 OUA championship titles, CIS bronze and silver medals and most recently a CIS gold medal performance in 2007 and 2010. 1998 was De Souza’s first tour of duty as the Blues bench boss. He stepped in and took over the helm when Ali took a year sabbatical from coaching.

A graduate of Humber College and a constable with the Ontario Provincial Police, De Souza played provincially for 13 years and was a national team player for seven years, as well as a member of G.O.A. field hockey club. As a player, De Souza represented Canada at the 1995 Pan American Games and was an assistant coach on 2007 gold-medal winning Pan American Games men’s field hockey team that represented Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He was the head coach of the men’s national indoor field hockey team that finish seventh at the 2007 World Cup in Vienna, Austria.

De Souza has also been an assistant coach with the Canadian junior men’s field hockey program and has served as a board member of Field Hockey Ontario and Field Hockey Canada.

 Scott Sandison

Canadian field hockey Olympian

Pan Am Games Gold and Silver medalist

Amassing over 170 international matches  

 Coaching Experience 

 2015-present Canada Men's Indoor Head Coach  

2013-14 Canada Men's Youth assistant coach – Youth Olympic Silver medalists  

2014 Ontario Under 16 boys – National Champions  

2010-2012 Old Loughtonians Men’s First Team coach – 2nd in East Conference two consecutive years 

Leadership Experience 

2013-present Pan American Hockey Federation Board Member and Athletes Committee Chair  

2012-2015 FIH (International Federation) Athletes Committee member  

Canada National Team Member   

2012 Olympic Qualifier – Bronze medal   

2010 World Cup (New Delhi, India) – 11th  

2009 America’s Cup (Santiago, Chile) - Gold medal  

2008 Olympic Games (Beijing, China) – 10th  

2007 Pan American Games (Rio, Brazil) – Gold medal   

2007 Indoor World Cup (Vienna, Austria) – 7th  

2006 Commonwealth Games (Melbourne, Australia) – 7th  

2005 Indoor Pan-American Games (Kitchener, Canada) – Gold medal  

2004 America’s Cup (London, Canada) – Silver medal  

2003 Indoor World Cup (Liepzig, Germany) – 6th   

2003 Pan American Games (Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep) – Silver medal  

2002 Commonwealth Games (Manchester,England) – 6th  

Leigh Sandison

Coaching Experience

Ontario Provincial  U18 Women 2015

Old Loughts U16 Women  2009-2011

Playing Experience

Guyana, Pan Am Cup 2013 World League Round 1 2012 

Playing with Canada, Indoor World Cup 2007 

European Club Hockey, Polo Club de Barcelona 2005

Klipper Hockey Club 2007

Old Loughtonians Hockey Club 2007-2011

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