1st Vice President of the Dominica Football Association (DFA), Ken George has challenged women coaches on the island to give serious consideration to a career in football coaching.
George made the comment as he delivered brief remarks at the start of a DFA beginners coaching course.
The course, which targeted only women, took place at the Football House at Bath Estate last weekend. According to George, there are endless opportunities for coaching in women’s football.
“So see this course as the ideal opportunity for a career in coaching. There are many women’s tournaments played these days which means that quality coaches will be needed to serve on the various technical staff. Following this course and others, you will be engaged in developing the sport in your community and at the grassroots level as well as on the national level,” he stated.
He further reminded the coaches that they must see their role as crucial in the development of women’s football on the island
“In order to develop quality players, quality coaching is a must. This is where you, participants, come in. You have been selected since it is believed that you have an integral role to play in the development of football and it all begins here at this beginner’s course.
“This course will equip you with much-needed skills and competencies required to breed successful players. It will also provide you with much-needed knowledge which will be required for further courses which will lead to certification. Following your success in this course, you will be invited to more courses which will be of a more intense nature,” the long-serving football administrator added.
The two-day course formed part of the Growing Women’s Football Program and was facilitated by Technical Director, Jerome Bardouille and Women’s Coordinator, Wayne George.
A total of 18 participants successfully completed the course.