Table Tennis Canada is thrilled to unveil the lineup of coaches chosen for its innovative Female Coach Mentorship program. Geared towards empowering female coaches and priming them for the highly anticipated 2027 Canada Games, this initiative is set to span three years. Six outstanding coaches hailing from diverse regions across Canada have been carefully selected to partake in this program. They will be equipped with valuable resources, mentorship opportunities, and a clear pathway to professional growth.

Here are the selected coaches: 

Divine Aseo, Atlantic
Rose Huang, BC
Aki Iwase, North
Iryna Shevchenko, ON
Phuong Nguyen, Prairires
Maria Bagirova, QC

The chair of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Committee, Julia Charbonneau expresses her warm appreciation of the program. “Congratulations to the young women selected by the ED&I Committee to participate in this pilot project promoting female coaches through the Female Coach Mentorship program! Without the support of Table Tennis Canada, we could not even imagine running such a program which will be beneficial in the guidance, knowledge-building, and confidence of our future Coaches for many years to come. We are fortunate to have Mariann Domonkos share her international and professional knowledge and experience and look forward to gaining valuable lessons from our selected Coaches. She concludes: United together-we are already successful!

A heartfelt thank you is extended to Sport Canada and the funding that has made this initiative possible. The entire Table Tennis Canada community eagerly anticipates witnessing the growth and advancement of our talented female coaches as they embark on this journey toward excellence.