Way forward for coaches
Twenty-three of the top Barbados Football Association’s coaches have been advised that example is one of the best teachers and that they needed to focus on dedication, commitment and discipline to carry the sport forward.
That advice came from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth as she addressed the opening ceremony for a FIFA Advanced Coaches Course at the National Stadium with many of the well-known local trainers attending the one-week course.
Farnum, who was speaking in front of FIFA instructor Rodrigo Kenton, manager of the Stadium Colin Spencer and assistant general secretary of the BFA, Charles Husbands, stated that the coaches should not see the course as an opportunity to train for a week but that they should recognise the exercise as the chance to train themselves and others for future development and advancement.
“You must become committed to the pursuit and maintenance of excellence by what you gain at this course,” Farnum concluded.
Former professional Gregory “Lalu” Goodridge, former Barbados coach Kenville Layne, Barbados women’s coach Richard Forde, Paradise coach Sean Hall and top referee Edwin Adams were some of the individuals attending the course.
The new seminar represents one of many such programmes which the BFA has staged in conjunction with FIFA and Concacaf to promote local football. (KB)