Development Program and Education Director:
In 2017, Jack Abelson will enter his fourth year with the Boston Breakers front office staff as Development Program Director and as an academy coach.
A Graduate of University of Birmingham, England, Jack holds a BSc Hons degree in Sports and Exercise Science. He joins the Breakers organization after 2 years of working with Mass Premier Soccer (2008-2010) working as Clinic Director/Assistant Academy Director, during that time Jack worked with over 50 youth soccer groups across the state to provide coach/player education and summer camps.
Jack is experienced in coaching girls youth soccer during his time with Mass Premier Soccer Jack worked with the top girls teams aged U12 through to U17.
During his time at University (2010-2013) Jack also coached in community programs for English Premier League team Aston Villa Football Club in England enhancing his knowledge of the game.
Development Camp and Community Director:
Neill Caine - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel - 617-945-1704 ext. 208
Neill Caine joined the Boston Breakers front office as Development Camp Director in 2016.
Originally from Northampton, England, Neill moved to the U.S. in 2006, where he worked for Global Premier Soccer. After leaving GPS in 2010, Neill went on to start up and run his own soccer business, Number 1 Goalkeeping, where he specializes in running private soccer sessions and camps for goalkeepers across Massachusetts. In England, Neill coached at many clubs, including Leicester City FC, where he coached the development goalkeepers.
In 2012, Neill joined the coaching staff at Brandeis University women’s soccer program, where he helped guide the team to the NCAA Elite 8 in the 2012 season. Neill oversaw the goalkeepers that went on to break the shutout record (14 shutouts in 23 games). In 2013, he joined the men's coaching staff at Boston University. After a season at Nickerson Field, he made the short switch over to Northeastern University to join the men’s soccer program as goalkeeper coach. In June 2015, Neill returned back to Boston University where he rejoined the coaching staff and helped guide the team return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008.
Neill currently resides in Marshfield, with his wife Meghan, and their son Gavin.
Ryan Wood - email@example.com
Ryan has served as the Breakers communications manager since 2011, and 2017 will mark his seventh season with the organization.
An established freelance writer, Ryan has contributed to Thomson Reuters, The Sun (London), Our Game Magazine, New England Soccer Journal, Major League Soccer (www.mlssoccer.com), Soccer Banter, World Soccer Reader, Metro-West Daily News, New Bedford Standard-Times, Quinlan Publishing, Brockton Enterprise, and the Patriot Ledger. He also covered the FA Cup for the Sunday Sun (Northeast England). Ryan was also an award-winning sports editor for MPG Newspapers and later, GateHouse Media New England, from 1999-2014. He co-authored the book "Beyond Plymouth Rock Volume II."
Born in Plymouth, Mass., Ryan holds a bachelor of arts degree in English/Writing and Communications from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Head of Social Media Marketing and Design:
Seve Hirst - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 617-945-1704 ext. 209
Seve HIrst joined the Boston Breakers front office staff in June 2014 as Marketing and Design Director and as an academy coach.
A graduate of St. Martins College, England, Seve holds a BA (Hons) degree in Coaching and Sports Performance. He came over to America in 2008 and has worked for MLS Camps, Global Premier Soccer and New Jersey Soccer Group. During his time at GPS (2010-2012) he worked in their Technical Department and was the clubs videographer. Seve is in charge of producing videos for the Breakers as well as designing our marketing material.
Seve is an experience coach as well, with 11 years experience he holds his NSCAA Premier Diploma and currently coaches for the Boston Breakers Academy. In 2014, he started his first season as volunteer assistant women’s soccer coach at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
Before coming to America Seve was the first University of Cumbria Students’ Union Vice President. He spend his sabbatical year representing 15,000 students across four campuses, attended college board meetings, designed marketing strategies, leading a team of 30 student volunteers, and implemented national and local campaigns.