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Lizette Subach


Lizette moved to Belgium in 2021 with her husband and two children. Lizette holds a BA in Communications from the University of Scranton, and obtained her MA in Health Education from Teachers College at Columbia University while working in their physical education department. Lizette's career has been focused on health education & promotion, personal/group fitness,  along with recreation, youth sports and community programming.

She is certified as a health education specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and also has certifications in fitness and wellness coaching. As a runner and former volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, she feels very grateful to live so close to the beautiful Sonian Forest where the running trails are endless!

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Jamie Martino


Jamie comes from Chicago, where she graduated with a BA in International Studies. Moving to Italy in 2000, she received her MBA from St. John's University in Rome, beginning her career in Knowledge Management and Learning. Currently working as an IT Director for UCB Biopharma she and her family, husband, and two boys, have called Belgium home since 2010.

Playing and coaching soccer has always been a part of Jamie’s life. Today, she plays for BUFC Ladies in the RBFA Division 2 and has been a BSA coach since 2018; taking up the Director role in Spring 2020.

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Sylvie Gigovic


Originally from Brussels, Sylvie was an expatriate for 18 years and has lived in Luxembourg, London, and Hong Kong. She has spent most of her career in Financial Services with a focus on Internal Audit of international wealth management and corporate functions including compliance and anti-money laundering. She has held several positions within the Morgan Stanley group in both Hong Kong and London. Her last position within Morgan Stanley was COO for the Asia Internal Audit department focusing on talent management and project management. She holds a Master's degree in Business and Economics from ICHEC Brussels Management School.

Sylvie relocated to Brussels in July 2019 with her family. She serves on the Board of the International School of Brussels (ISB) since 2021 and is currently Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Executive Committee. Sylvie's prior non-profit roles include Events for the Family Association at ISB, and Vice-President of the student association (CEA) during her time at university.

Sylvie first experienced BSA as a parent when her son joined the BSA soccer team. She strongly believes that an active lifestyle is key to both mental and physical health and that sports have a critical role to play in children’s growth and wellbeing. 

David French


A seasoned communication professional with over 20 years of experience, David kicked off his career in his birth city London in the not-for-profit sector. He then spent several years working in the communications agency world, before moving to Berlin, where he was a leading consultant on pan-European campaigns for clients including the European Commission. David moved to Brussels in 2012, initially working in the private sector, before entering the EU institutions as a Senior Press Officer. From 2015-2020, he was the Communication Advisor to the President of the EU's Committee of the Regions, leading strategic communications serving under two Presidents. Since 2020, he has been a member of Cabinet of the Committee's President, where he continues to support communications.

David holds a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds as well as an MSc from the London School of Economics. A passionate sports lover and football fanatic, David is a lifelong suffering Charlton Athletic and England fan. He lives in Brussels devoted to his wife and two young, spirited boys.

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Kay-Liegh Whiffler


Kay-Liegh is dual qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CIMA). Born and raised in South Africa, Kay-Liegh moved to Brussels in 2020 whilst working for Deloitte Belgium.

Kay-Liegh has over 10 years experience as a finance professional with a demonstrated history of working in global, fast paced, regulated companies. She has fulfilled a variety of roles throughout her career and her skills include financial and management accounting, internal and external audit, taxation, treasury, financial services and lecturing.

Kay-Liegh is committed to leverage her skills and experience to support BSA on all financial matters. She is excited to be a part of BSA as it is her opportunity to give back to the community and to support an organisation that teaches children values associated with team sports, which will serve them later in life.

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Matthew Carver & Jamie Martino (see above)


Matt started coaching soccer with the BSA in 2021 and has come on board as Soccer Co-Director as of August 2022!

Matt is a father to two boys who also have a love of soccer. His earliest memories include being taught football by his grandfather, an extremely talented player who could have chosen a professional career had life turned out differently, and being taken to see Norwich City play. As a kid, Matt was considered a useful left back, and at times an enterprising sweeper! These days, Matt designs and builds websites.

Matt says, "I have long been guided by something my grandfather once told me..."It matters not who won the game, but how you played the game"”.

Sandy Grant


Sandy originally arrived in Belgium as a student from University of Ottawa to learn French and finish her degree. One year turned into two … and now 25 years later with her husband and two daughters she is living the local expat life in Lasne while working full-time in the IT world. In her free time, Sandy gives Pilates and Yoga classes out of her home studio, volunteers as a Brownie leader with Girl Guiding UK, plays fast-pitch softball with the Brussels Kangaroos, and umpires a game here and there.

Sandy says, “I love to laugh; I love to try new things; I don’t mind failing - it’s just another word for learning. I want to be a good role model for my kids and husband and most of all, I want to inspire kids to do this for their kids one day.”

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Cameron Tomkinson


Cameron arrived in Belgium as an expat with his family in 2021. He has a professional background working in animal welfare. Somewhat unusually he grew up playing tee-ball and baseball in the typically cricket-mad Australia. After some time away from the game he returned first to play the sport in his mid-twenties, and then again as a parent/first base coach when his son joined the local tee-ball team in Australia.

Cameron is keen to pass on his enthusiasm for playing the sport as well as improve his skills as a coach. He aspires to follow in the footsteps of all the volunteer coaches that have gone before him who have dedicated their time to help kids enjoy their sport.

Jim Bredemus


Jim was born and raised outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota and later lived and studied in Wisconsin, Prague, and Washington DC. Previously Jim worked for the US Army in the area of international cooperation in both Washington DC and in Germany. In 2014 he moved to the Netherlands and since then has been working in the financial sector in the areas of risk management and sustainability.  Jim, his wife, and two sons have lived in Belgium since 2020.

Since a young child Jim has been playing basketball, and he gained experience coaching as a teenager. Now more of a spectator than a player, he still is loyal to the Minnesota Timberwolves in spite of repeated disappointments. In 2022 he coached the U10 BSA team and he looks forward to continuing his engagement as the basketball director and sharing his love for the game. 

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