The excitement surrounding our ambitious next chapter continues to build. Rhode Island Surf is delighted to announce the appointment of Brad Furnival as our new Girls Academy Director! As we take these next steps forward as a club in supplying an additional elite tier to our girls program, we recognize the necessity in supporting this growth with not only the top personel, but the right hires that share the same ideology of continuous improvement. Brad will be joining current staff members Aleksej Skundric, Lindsay Longval, and Max Philpott to form the Rhode Island Surf Girls Elite Director's Committee.

Furnival joins Rhode Island Surf as one of the most recognized names in the New England youth soccer landscape, most notably being named the 2021 Massachusetts Youth Soccer Girls Competitive Coach of the Year. He brings with a him wealth of honors, experience, knowledge, and most importantly, passion for youth soccer. In addition to his 2021 honor, Furnival's accolades include:

  • 4-time Massachusetts State Champion
  • USSF B License in coaching (currently enrolled in the A license program)
  • 10 years of experience as a Club Director

Speaking on Furnival's appointment, Girls Director Aleksej Skundric had this to say, "Brad is a personal friend, an exceptional coach, and most importantly, a great person who shares the same vision, passion, values, and ambitions with everyone at Rhode Island Surf. He joins our executive team as someone who is incredibly excited about the prospect of being able to further develop and positively impact our Girls Program. I can't wait to welcome him to our coaching staff and write the next chapter of our journey!"

"Having coached against Brad previously, I can personally attest to not only his professionalism, but also his understanding of the game and passion for developing players and teams," said Girls Assistant Director Lindsay Longval. "This passion, combined with his experience, make him a perfect fit for our future growth and development. I am excited to work with Brad as we continue to grow and expand our ability to provide the 'Best of the Best' playing experience and opportunity for female players in Rhode Island and surrounding areas."


"I am beyond excited to embark on this new chapter as the Director of the Rhode Island Surf Girls academy. It is truly an honor to be entrusted with the responsibility of guiding and shaping the future of the Coaches, Teams & Players. 

I am particularly thrilled to be a part of this club as their mission statement and values truly align with my own. The club's focus on developing players from an early age, instilling a love for the game, and fostering a strong sense of teamwork and sportsmanship resonates with me deeply. I have always been impressed with the club's dedication to develop their own players from the onset, which is testament to the club's success.

I want to express my deepest gratitude to the club for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to lead such a talented group of coaches, teams, and players as we embark on our journey to compete within the prestigious Girls Academy League. 

Together, we will strive for excellence, push boundaries, and ultimately make a lasting impression. Let's dive in, work hard, and achieve greatness together. I can't wait to see what we will accomplish as we ride the waves of success!"

As of today, Brad begins his journey with Rhode Island Surf! The executive board is fortunate to add a leader of his caliber as we head into our next chapter, and are confident that he will make this club the place to be for female players that yearn to play at the highest level. If you encounter Brad on the field, be sure to give him a warm welcome to our community!