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Aaron Sarwar

Aaron is a West Hartford native with a deep passion and love for his hometown.  He is an officer in the Connecticut Air National Guard.  His family owns the Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan, a Hartford area restaurant which is now in its 30th year.  Aaron’s father, Naseer Sarwar, is a partner in the club.

Director of Football / Acting COO

Nick Balistierri

After serving as both a member of the inaugural roster and part of the coaching staff Nick has taken the reins running team operations. The Center Back turned Director of Football played collegiately at Bryant University and transitioned from player to coach post-undergraduate. He returned to the Oakwood Soccer Club, coaching youth and Development Academy players. Outside of the field he’s working for Cigna and is pursuing his MBA at UConn.

Head Coach

Christian Benjamin

Coach Christian Benjamin is a native of West Hartford.  He has been an assistant coach with the Central Connecticut State University Division 1 Mens Program since 2007.  As CCSU Men’s Assistant, Christian was instrumental in the planning of practices, game decisions, and recruiting resulting in an NCAA Sixteen appearance and  NEC championships in 2007, 2011, and 2013. Prior to CCSU he worked with MIT and Framingham State.  Christian has been a long time fixture of the CJSA Olympic Development Program since 2007 as a staff and goalkeeper coach.  He is a featured clinician in the area of youth soccer training and goalkeeper education for regional and national travel as well as premiere organizations. He is USSF and NSCAA licensed. Christian is passionate about soccer and is looking forward to sharing it with Hartford City FC supporters.


TJ Gonzalez

Brand Ambassador

Rick Ramthun

Media Director

Jose Gomez

Community Outreach 

Thad Reaves