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U-20 environment crucial

Among them are aims to put more emphasis on structure play when training begins in February, which will put a national structure in place.

Cole said based on this structure there is a need to train these girls year-in and year-out on non-World Cup years.

“I am looking forward to my job and am excited to help prepare the team. We have some exciting players coming through,” she said.

The former head coach for the Boston Breakers in the US National Women’s Soccer League knows there is a huge challenge ahead.

“I’d like to make some impact by having the national structure in place and training and developing our players on non-World Cup years.

“One of my main challenges is pre-planning – so many times we let these girls out for last-minute training.

“We need these girls out there training and the first thing is to evaluate and select the girls during this Goroka training.”

Cole said they will pick the team in February to begin the actual preparations as she works out a system and style of play that would work.

“We will get more organised, get more training, schedule in international teams to play against us in order to get the girls more fit and ready.”

Cole has had success in youth coaching in US and building and working the team off the field is an ongoing progress.

She is quick to understand her role with PNG, adding that consistent training and getting some responsibilities back as a coach and creating their own environment is essential to her plan.

“I hope with this attitude we can come out with some inspiration for our young women to continue to play more and bring their game to the next level.”

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