Rebels Announce Additions to Front Office


Langford – Victoria’s Westshore Rebels have announced that they have added two members to their executive board: Doug Kobayashi has been named executive director/president, and Jim ten Hove has been named executive member at large. Both men bring a wide range of business and management experience to the Rebels, and they are looking to help move the organization forward. They will be joining the current Rebels board, which consists of: Janine Boice, Rob Cherneff, Sue Fournier, Doug Morison, Michelle Nouwens, Jason Sperling and Shanda Sperling.

Kobayashi has retired after a successful career in the U.S. as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace technology industry, and he now runs Think Strategy, a management-consulting firm. Kobayashi is also very active in the Westshore community, serving on committees in both the City of Colwood and the City of Langford. Koybayashi is also the current president of the Westshore Chamber of Commerce.

“I am extremely excited and honoured to volunteer my time to help the Westshore Rebels,” said Kobayashi, “My primary goal is to help build a successful and sustainable organization that will grow based on a foundation of sound processes and systems.  We not only want to build a football club that our community will be proud to call its own, but we want to develop good young men into better ones.”

ten Hove also brings an abundance of experience having spent 25 years serving in the Canadian military and attaining a rank of Warrant Officer. He has also spent time with the UN and NATO in his career. Since retiring from the military, ten Hove has been an important member of the Westshore community. He has spent nearly 20 years with Colwood Rotary club, worked with and managed the Saunders family foundation, and is on the board of directors with the Salvation Army Church.

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