| YANGON (Sept 11, 2007) – If there was any specific which was taught at the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Football Introductory Coaching course this week, it would have to be the importance of team work.
U Thong Hint, the Director General of the Sports and Physical Department of Myanmar, said that candidates in the course this week should use their experience to better the standard of the women’s game in the region.
“I hope that the candidates would have gained valuable insights into football coaching,” said Thong Hint.
“We at the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) thank FIFA and the AFF for organising this course. But I also hope that the candidates would also use their experience here to impart their knowledge to their counterparts.”
Monika Staab, the FIFA Course Instructor congratulated all the participants for the hard work during the week and for showing their enthusiasm towards learning.
“They should give themselves a pat on the back because it was not easy to get up at 6am daily to attend the course,” added Staab.
“But the participants were very attentive and they all worked really hard to learn the basics of coaching at this Introductory Course.”
Dato’ Yap Nyim Keong, the Course Coordinator, said the experience of attending the course this week has also given him some tips on women football coaching from another perspective.
“There were several things which Monika pointed out which was an eye opener – even for me,” said Dato’ Yap.
“Needless to say, the course has been a real learning experience by everyone involved. Especially on the actual, true meaning of TEAM – which is Together Everyone Achieves More.”
The AFF Women’s Football Introductory Coaching course which began on Sept 7, 2007 ended today in a simple ceremony which was held at the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) headquarters.