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Grassroots course will builds foundations

The five-day course will be held in September and will be attended by a wide range of participants, all of whom play an active role in grassroots football in their various clubs and communities.

They will be given the opportunity to learn from FIFA Instructor Didier Chambaron, the OFC head of education and training, who will conduct the course.

The goals of the course are to raise awareness of the importance of grassroots football and to equip the participants with the knowledge to organise age-appropriate activities for children aged six to 12. There is also a direct link to the highly successful Just Play Program.

All participants will have the chance to put what they learn into practice when they return to their respective regions across the country.

Frenchman Chambaron, who played at the third tier of football in his homeland, says the grassroots level is a key aspect of coaching development.

“I believe coaching is very much about understanding the players you are working with and providing an environment that meets their needs.”

“Understanding that is the key to being a successful football coach.”

Papua New Guinea Football Association is pleased to be the host of the event and believes it will prove to be of great significance and believes the course is vitally important to the future of football in Papua New Guinea.

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