[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport in partnership with the Guyana Football Coaches Association (GFCA) held a “Coaches Empowerment Workshop” on Wednesday, May 28 for football coaches.
The workshop was held at the Carifesta Sports Complex and sought to provide support to member associations to organize coaches’ link to the promotion of football with the country and at the same time improve the knowledge and competencies of coaches in the sport of football development.
The objectives of the workshop are to promote the development of football and creating opportunities for coaches to become professionally involved in the sport, assist in the education of coaches involved in football competitions and leagues at the community and national levels; and to increase participation in grassroots, youth and outreach football programmes across Guyana.
Earlier in the day the gathering was addressed by the Permanent Secretary, Alfred King, who underscored the need for the coaches to be professionals in their sport.
He implored the Association to plan similar sessions around the country so as to reach a wider audience football enthusiasts, while at the same time enhance their skills and knowledge.
King called on the coaches to take responsibility for the development of football at the community and national levels regardless of the challenges.