Football NSW in conjunction with the Griffith & District Football Association conducted a successful Part 1 of the regional AFC/FFA ‘C’ Licence course over the weekend.
Football NSW Technical Director Warren Grieve, Football NSW Regional Development Manager Andrew Fearnley and newly appointed Football NSW Advanced Coach Development Manager Chris Adams all facilitated the course where 23 candidates were in attendance.
Adams in particular was pleased with the three days and the hospitality shown by the local Griffith football community.
“The response from the football community in Griffith for the course has been terrific.
“To see 23 coaches with a passion to learn and develop the game is testament to the work and the environment created by the clubs and associations in this region.
The challenge now for Football NSW is to further support these coaches and other coaches that attend courses across the state through varying mechanisms of post course support.”
Grieve agreed also that it was courses such as these that continued the promotion of the world game to these football mad regional areas across NSW.
“Coach Development at both community and advanced level is a key priority moving forwards for the Technical Department as we look to further support the good work already being carried out by our many Associations and clubs.
“Courses like these are a great starting point but we need to ensure post course support is provided to candidates to support their individual coaching journey.”
The regional AFC/FFA ‘C’ Licence course will conclude in February 2019 with the delivery of the AFC/FFA Youth component of the course next on the list.
Fearnley stated his excitement about the second leg of the Griffith Course.
“The coaches have already shown they have grown from the Part 1 experience and we look forward to their continued learning when Part 2 kicks off where the Youth Development modules are delivered which will assist these coaches in supporting the player development programs that we have in this regional area.”