After receiving many strong applications which was very pleasing KOPA Decided to select  Tom Loizou.

Tom Loizou pictured above has served the League as player and manager with Omonia and the interleague team when he successfully won the interleague three times as manager including this year versus the Turkish Federation. He is a UEFA qualified coach (Licence A) was Leyton Orient first team manager 2002 -3, Manager of Cheshunt, Enfield and currently manager of Haringey Borough.

He has appointed a team of coaches to assist him

Dave Cumberbatch pictured above Former Omonia and New Salamis coach a UEFA B Licensed coach who worked at the Leyton Orient and West Ham centres of Excellence.

Peter Theori pictured above is a UEFA B licensed coach who works  at Leyton Orient centre of excellence and who also works as Head of the Sports Dept of The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London .

John Fitsiou pictured above who has a University degree in Sport and Science is also on board he was the Leyton Orient first Team fitness coach and also a sports scientist at the Leyton Orient Centre of Excellence. John is also the head of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Educational Programme at Southgate College.

Jack Demetriou pictured above  is a chartered physiotherapist with a wealth of experience in professional sport. He has worked with Arsenal, West Ham United, Chelsea, Leyton Orient, and AC Milan. He is presently working with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, a lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology and owns a private practice. He is also the England U 23 Physiotherapist. Jack has shown commitment to the Cypriot community by being the KOPA League Team’s physiotherapist for the past 3 seasons and regularly treats the leagues players.

By way of background, the KOPA football league in the UK approached  KOA the Cypriot Sports Organisation in Cyprus to discuss Youth development and both decided  to pull together the two representative sides to play against high profile teams of similar age groups in Cyprus and the UK in the next six months. This is a very exciting initiative which we would encourage as many people as possible to become involved in.

KOPA has set up a sub committee to co-ordinate this exciting initiative consisting of existing KOPA members Michael Yiakoumi, Michalakis Michael, Kokos Georgiou plus Tony Antoniou, Kypros Kyprianou and Mario Michael who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in Youth Football and have been co-opted to develop and bring  a successful outcome to this initiative.

If you are a player or know of any players who would be eligible (next season’s U16s & U18s age groups) and would like to be advised of the next trials, please contact Michael Yiakoumi on Tel: 07958 207412

Email: [email protected]

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