• Introducing Coach Christian to our S. Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia programs.

    Original Post: 9/19/2009

    We are delighted to introduce our partners in Africa to Coach Christian who will be working in S. Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia from June 12th until December 9th.

    Playing/Coaching History: Christian Aviza grew up playing soccer in Framingham, Massachusetts with his six siblings.  From an early age, he played on Olympic Development Program teams and played in international tournaments in such countries as Canada, Denmark (Dana Cup) and England (playing against various Premier League youth sides with extended training with Luton’ Towns junior team).  Christian began coaching at the age of 14 when he coached a Framingham United U-12 side.  Christian continued playing and after capturing Massachusetts state titles for his High School and town teams, he attended Georgetown University and played 4 years of Div. 1 soccer gaining NSCAA/adidas Scholar Athlete Regional All-America recognition in 1993.  While obtaining a graduate degree at Boston College, Christian played for numerous Boston-area soccer teams including various teams in the semi-pro LASA league.  Currently, he enjoys recreational soccer and assists with coaching the Framingham Red Raiders and PLAY SOCCER camps.

    Christian 002Hometown: http://www.viagrapillnow.com/ Watertown, Massachusetts

    Favorite Soccer Team: Juventus

    Favorite MLS Team: New England Revolution

    Favorite Soccer Player: Michael Ballack

    Favorite US player: Benny Feilhaber/Clint Dempsey

    Favorite Movie: Usual Suspects

    Favorite Musical Artist: The Avett Brothers

    Best Soccer Memory: Winning match in Bahia Blanca, Argentina

    Idol: Parents — for limitless love and care

    Goals for Africa: Bring a positive attitude, tinged with humor, to the application of Coaches across Continents curriculum while selfishly gaining a rich and culturally diverse experience.  And, see lots of smiles, just not on a lion.

    For more information, please visit Christian’s site at: http://www.firstgiving.com/christianaviza

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