Coaches

Ed Fernandes

Ed and Jojo - Goa Reds Field Hockey Club
Ed and Jojo in Portugal

Since 1964, Ed has been heavily involved with the sport of field hockey. He has been involved in  the sport at many levels, from playing in net with the GOA Reds, to managing the Canadian National team, to being the Vice-President of the Men’s Canadian National Team that qualified and competed at the Sydney Olympics. As well, he has managed the National team to two Indoor World Cups, he has been on the board of both FHC and FHO, and continues to coach provincially at all age levels from under 16 to the senior women’s teams… All while still remaining dedicated and very passionate about coaching his club teams, and Havergal College. He has a sincere love for the sport and is very knowledgeable; as well, he is insistent in bringing out the potential in every athlete he works with. Whether you’re a beginning player new to the game, or an elite athlete striving for your excellence in field hockey— from those experienced players who wish to achieve their goals in being recruited at Division I schools across the United States, or playing for Universities here in Ontario, or helping athletes reach the highest level in representing Canada… Whatever your goals, Ed will work diligently with you to help make your dreams reality.

Jojo Fernandes

Tara, Wayne, Jojo - Goa Reds Field Hockey Club
Tara, Wayne, and Jojo

Having played for the GOA Reds locally as well as Internationally, it has enabled Jojo to play provincially and earn a Scholarship to play for the University of Maine, where she earned her degree in Elementary Education. For the past few years, she has been coaching the Boys and Girls U16 Ontario teams, as well as completed her Graduate Assistantship with the St. Lawrence University where she coached their Varsity field hockey team and earned her Masters degree in Educational Leadership. Jojo brings passion, energy and her personal experiences on and off the field, as she still plays on the GOA Reds’ senior team.

Tara Fernandes 

Tara FernandesPlaying for the GOA Reds team within Canada as well as around the world, Tara has built a strong foundation of hockey skills that has helped her earn a spot on the Canadian Junior Squad and Indoor Canadian Pan-American Team, as well as numerous Ontario Provincial teams. As a result of her experiences, she secured a field hockey Scholarship at Boston College where she played four seasons and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and her Masters of Science in Accounting, and just recently earned her CPA designation. Tara has also entered the coaching world, having assisted with Havergal College and the under 16 Girls’ Ontario team. Tara brings a lot of game sense, creativity, stick skills, knowledge and laughter to the GOA team.


Wayne Fernandes

Having played for the National team since he was 15 years old, Wayne has competed at several Pan-American Games, Commonwealth Games, Indoor Pan-American Games, Indoor World Cups (2003 and 2007), Challenger Cup, World Cup 2010, and the Beijing Olympics in 2008. With his experiences and passion for the game, Wayne thoroughly enjoys passing on his knowledge and helping young people improve and fine-tune their individual skills, as well as develop a better sense of the overall game of field hockey. He brings a lot of patience, wisdom and diverse ways of teaching as a member of the coaching staff when working with young athletes.