Christine Sinclair Community Centre
Burnaby, B.C.

Notable Alumni

Over the course of our 24-year history (founded in 1993), the Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence has produced 20+ professional and 80+ university-level players, including a handful of Canadian Men’s National Team members as well as dozens of players who have represented Canada at the U-17 and U-20 levels. A few of our more esteemed alumni include:

  • Terry Dunfield (Manchester City FC, Bury FC, Macclesfield Town FC, Shrewsbury Town FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, Oldham Athletic AFC, Ross County FC),
  • Marcus Haber (Vancouver Whitecaps FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, Exeter City FC, St Johnstone FC, Stevenage FC, Notts County FC, Crewe Alexandra FC, Dundee FC),
  • Kevin Harmse (Tromso IL, FC Nitra, Los Angeles Galaxy, Toronto FC, CD Chivas USA, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, San Antonio Scorpions),
  • Kent O’Connor (1860 Munich, SV Eintracht Trier, Toronto FC),
  • Nigel Marples (Harrisburg City Islanders, Charleston Battery, HB Koge),
  • Santiago Fernandez (Club America, FC Barcelona B, Deportivo Toluca FC, Puebla FC),
  • Adam Wallace (KSV Roeselare, Galway United, Beijing Hongdeng),
  • Gianluca Zavarise (Calcio Montebelluna, AC Belluno, VfL Bochum, Iraklis FC, Toronto FC),
  • Russel Huggon (Hibernian FC, Partick Thistle FC, Dunfermline Athletic FC, Cowdenbeath FC),
  • Alfredo Valente (Vancouver 86ers, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Edmonton Drillers),
  • Michael Nonni (SC Groningen, SV Wilhelmshaven, FC Edmonton),
  • Mason Trafford (Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Real Maryland Monarchs, IFK Mariehamn, Guizhou Zhicheng, Ottawa Fury FC, Miami FC), and
  • Paige Adams (Vancouver Whitecaps FC).

Beyond their accomplishments on the field during their careers, many Tulis alumni are now giving back to the BC soccer community as coaches and mentors. Within the school, Nicole Tulis, Caedyn Lennox, Tim Ainge, Kiefer Donelly-Sui, Niall Cousens, and Gabby Turner are overseeing the development of the next generation of Tulis prodigies. Elsewhere in the Lower Mainland, Tulis alumni are involved in coaching and developing players at various clubs, including Alfredo Valente (Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC), Nigel Marples (UBC, Fusion FC), Kevin Harmse (SFU), and Russell Huggon (Port Moody SC). Another alumnus, Brian Stevanak, sponsors an annual $500 scholarship for each School Boy and School Girl at the school, as well as generously and routinely contributing to our Biennial Alumni Charity Match as a Gold/Platinum sponsor.

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