Mon, 30 Nov, -0001
Kuala Lumpur: Graduates of the AFC Project Future Coaches programme are happy to be accepted to join the advanced Women’s ‘A’ Coaching Certificate Course now ongoing in the Malaysian capital.
The coaches had undergone two year’s training under the Project Future Coaches, a development programme for young coaches with potential across Asia that culminated in them obtaining the ‘B’ coaching certificates.
Now, they are undergoing four weeks of training in the more advanced ‘A’ course, a healthy progress for the coaches some of whom finished their Project Future training only last year.
And they are now just a step away from the continent’s highest coaching qualification, the Pro Diploma.
Below are comments from the young coaches:
Thet Thet Win, Batch 2008 graduate from Myanmar
I am now the assistant coach for the national team, having been assistant coach to the U-16 national team in 2011 and U-19 national team in 2012. I have learned so much from the course and the information given is very helpful. I will use my newly gained knowledge for Myanmar women’s football by making effective training programmes, among other things.
Dao Anh Thi Phan, Batch 2008 graduate from Vietnam
I have been coaching boys at the Arsenal Soccer School for five years. Before attending the Project Future Coaches programme, I coached based on my own coaching style but after graduation in 2010, I coached differently, that is by applying what I learned during the course. It has helped me to make good and effective training programmes for the kids.
After I finish this ‘A’ course I’m currently taking, I intend to share all the things I learned from the course with all my friends, coaches and players. For the future, I will try my best to learn more about football and become a grassroots instructor in Vietnam.
Katayoun Khosrowyar, Batch 2010 graduate from Iran
I am now the assistant coach to Iran’s U-14 national team whom I helped prepare for the AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship for the South and Central regions held recently in Sri Lanka. So far, the ‘A’ course has been extremely intense and will continue to be so throughout the final two weeks. It has been worth it waking up early and working till late because information is being fed every minute. I have learned so much about what really goes on in football coaching because the information is deep.
After the ‘A’ course, I will continue working as assistant coach to the U-14 girls’ team and prepare them for further AFC and FIFA competitions. I believe with AFC education, I can help bring the team up and perform at high standards.
Chan Yuen Ting, Batch 2010 graduate from Hong Kong
I am now head coach to a few schools in Hong Kong and assistant coach for the Southern District. I was also an assistant coach to the national women’s U-16 and U-19 teams, and U-19 head coach and technical analyst for TSW Pegasus FC.
I think the resource and investment FIFA and AFC made for us is really great in the ‘A’ course, for which I was surprised to be chosen to take part. I will do my best to do well in this course. The ‘A’ course is really great because it will add on to my experience working in a professional team to develop women’s football.
Ng Win Kum, Batch 2010 graduate from Hong Kong
I am now the head coach for the Hong Kong national U-16 women’s team and also coaching a district U-12 team. Previously, I coached U-13 and U-15 Hong Kong Youth League teams. It is a great chance for me advance to the ‘A’ course from the ‘B’ level. This current course is more coaches duty-specific. The course provides more information on fitness and conditioning and psychology for advanced coaching. It’s very useful to improve the boys and girls I’m coaching.