WPSS welcomes Tsetso!


WPSS is pleased to introduce the newest member of our elite school coaching team!

Cvetan Ivanov aka Tsetso, came to NZ in 2006 with his partner after completing a master degree in sport with a major in football from the National Sports Academy in Bulgaria. 

For the past 12 years Tsetso has worked in football in Christchurch at various clubs and levels. He started of at Cashmere for 2 years and in 2008 went back to Bulgaria to complete his UEFA A licence qualification.

On his return to New Zealand in 2009 he got his first full time job with Avon United. At the end of the 2010 season he was an instrumental part of the merger between Avon United and Burnside AFC to become the biggest club in the South Island called FC2011.

Tsetso coached the first team at FC2011 gaining promotion to the Premier league level in his first season. 

In the 2012/13 season he become the assitant coach to Keith Braithwaite at Canterbury United in the national league.

A year later Tsetso was asked to become strength and conditioning coach for the Mainland Pride womens team which was crowned Champions of New Zealand for the first time with head coach Gareth Turrnbull. 

In 2014 Tsetso was invited to lead very exciting project at the Christchurch Football Academy now known as Christchurch United. In the space of 3 years Tsetso grew the Academy to 320 players and their teams were dominating local football in Christchurch. 

Tsetso has a passion for developing young elite players and will also assist Miya in coaching the senior top teams at our club.

WPSS is excited to have Tsetso working in our programme and we hope that our players and memebrs will benefit form his knowledge and passion for the game.

Leigh Kenyon