Coquitlam Field Sport Association (CFSA)
The Coquitlam Field Sport Association is a registered non-profit sport organization that was created to bring together sport field user groups, with the goal of working collectively between the user groups, and the City of Coquitlam, on common issues to promote and grow outdoor sports.
The CFSA proudly represents a wide range of sports and community organizations by working with the city of Coquitlam to develop long term capital development plans for facilities and in developing policies and effective processes to provide access to established and emerging user groups.
The success of a collective approach can be seen in the progress and development of new facilities and upgrades at most outdoor parks over the past 10 years. Our success comes through providing a strong voice for all members of the CFSA, and bringing workable strategic plans and solutions forward that supports the growth and achievement for all participants of the CFSA
Dave Jones – Has been involved with the CFSA shortly after it was initially formed under the guidance and leadership of Percy Perry from the Cheetahs Track Club. One of the first major initiatives undertaken by the CFSA was to increase the field “inventory” through the development of the first turf field proposal, which resulted in Charles Best Field being built. After that initial project occurred Dave was involved with the development and implementation of the first sports field strategy , which resulted in the numerous changes to Town Centre Park and other key facilities such as Blue Mountain and Mundy 4 baseball fields. Dave has been the Chairperson of the CFSA for numerous years and his background is primarily in soccer having been part of the CMFSC executive and coaching several high level teams, including one of the first merged teams between Metro Ford and what was then Coquitlam City Soccer.
Kevin Startin has been involved in the CSFA Association for about 15 years. He first started with the CSFA as a the local rugby representative but has been sitting on the CSFA Board for the last 2 years. Kevin has been a part of various projects throughout his time with CSFA including the installation of the turf at Town Centre, the renovation of Glen Park and the turf renewal at Charles Best. Kevin's sports background is focused on rugby. He joined United Rugby (nee Pocomo Rugby) in 1992 and played until 2003. He has coached the Premier Women's team as well as Kindergarten to Grade 6 teams. Kevin was also a member of the United Rugby Club's Executive from 1998 until 2005 in various roles (including Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President and President). Currently Kevin is coaching high school rugby at Charles Best Secondary and United's Grade 5/6 Rugby team.
Carol Coulson has coached, played and been on the executive of the Tri-City Eagles Field Hockey Club for the past sixteen years. It was a passion for her sport that initially connected her to the CFSA many years ago. For the past five years she has been on the CFSA executive and is a keen advocate for increased and improved field facilities and fair field allocation for all field sports. Carol has coached a variety of sports at SD43 schools for over 30 years continues to coach and play field hockey.
Joe Basic has been involved with the CFSA for 5 years, starting as a representative for the Coquitlam Metro Ford Soccer Club. He has been on the board for 4 years and has also been the CFSA’s representative on the City of Coquitlam’s Sports Council for the past three years. Joe has been a resident in Coquitlam for the past 18 years and has been involved with minor hockey, lacrosse and has been on the board of Metro Ford for 15 years.