19 participants of whom 14 are females and 5 are males attended the general coaching course conducted by FIFA instructor Ms Carolina Morace at the Rita Flynn Complex in Port Moresby.
The participants, most of whom are new to the course content, went through an intensive programme covering several topics including Training Preparation, Skills Training, reading the Game and Simplying Football.
At the end of each day of the course, the participants were given an opportunity to put what they had learnt into practice with practical sessions.
Ms Deslyn Sinui, the Captain of the Papua New Guinea Women’s National Team, was one of the participant. She lauded the expertise of Morace, saying: “It has been a fruitful experience to learn from Morace over the past 5 days. I always wanted to be a coach and not only a player, and the past week was a real eye-opener for me. I am grateful to have picked up excellent tips from an expect like Ms Morace.
Papua New Guinea Football Association vice-president Linda Wonuhali has described the FIFA Women’s Coaching Course as a way forward for football development in the country for young girls.
Wonuhali made the remarks while officially opening the course at the Rita Flynn Complex in Port Moresby on Tuesday.
She said the course would help women coaches especially to implement FIFA’s ‘Live Your Goals’ programme.
“This course is a way forward for the development of football in the country for our young girls,” Wonuhali said.
“Football has gained momentum as a direct result of the upcoming FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in November and we hope more women and girls will be inspired.”