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Female football coaches embrace D Licence course

Female football coaches embrace D Licence course


The three female attendees at last week’s CONCACAF D Licence football coaching course have all expressed satisfaction at gaining new insights into the sport.

Having received an earful of new knowledge, Kayren Browne, Fenella Woodley and Amolis Marshall all committed to making full use of the opportunity by sharing their experience.

“The course came at a good time, as I am part of the newly formed Blossom Academy and will be using what I have learnt to train the young players,” Browne observed.

Also assisting with the age group teams from Marriaqua, Browne was gleeful that she had grabbed the invitation to attend the course.

Meanwhile, Woodley, a former national footballer, informed that she will maximize the information gathered to better serve the System Three Sports Academy, where she serves as one of the youth team coaches.

Reflecting on her participation in the course, Woodley praised the facilitators for making the material “simple.”

Current national player Amolis Marshall was likewise buoyant with the four-day duration of the course.

“It was really beneficial to me… I learned lots of new stuff,” she enthused.

Marshall plans to use the knowledge gained for the enhancement of her game personally, as well as that of her charges when she ventures out to teach.

The trio was among 32 prospective coaches who were under the tutelage of FIFA instructors Lenny Lake of St Kitts and Marco Antonio Santillan of Mexico.

The course contained both theoretical and practical sessions, which were executed at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation’s office and at the Victoria Park, respectively.

Participants were engaged in sessions on how to train, the principles of attacking and defending, among other topics.

They were required to take a written examination and a practical coaching session with a desired objective to be achieved.

This latest course was the third D licence course procured by the SVGFF in the past two years.

CONCACAF, in 2013, launched the D licence coaching course, which it said was done in an effort to reinforce the governing body’s vision and commitment to education and to raise the standard of the game throughout the North and Central America and the Caribbean region.(RT)