John Long, Club President

John started playing volleyball in his native Switzerland. In Canada, his playing experience includes setting for the U of T Varsity Blues, playing in the Ontario A/AA leagues, and, finally, competing at the Golden Masters level in the USVBA National Championships.


After graduating from the University of Toronto, John taught physical education for 31 years in Etobicoke Middle Schools, coaching numerous volleyball, track & field, cross-country championship teams before retiring in 1998.


John and his wife, Valerie, founded The Etobicoke Volleyball Association - Toronto West in 1969. Since then, John has spent much of his time managing the club and coaching male and female teams from Age Division 12U to Sr. AA calibre. John's program of effective club funding has made it possible for Toronto West to maintain membership fees at a reasonable level during times of escalating costs.


Over the past decades, John has also served on the OVA Region 5 Board of Directors, conducted clinics for referees, and officiated at competitions ranging from local to international levels of play.

Since his retirement from teaching, John has had more time to focus on elite club development and administration. During the summer months, John and Val also run volleyball day camps.

Kay Zala

Kay is a Former Associate Member of the Toronto West Volleyball Club since 1986. She has experience in business management and involved in screen printing/apparel retail business since 1970.

George Kinens

George served two decades on Etobicoke Volleyball Association - Toronto West board as President and Vice President. He was a key factor in developing the Club early in 1978.


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