Percy Mataio who recently spent two weeks undergoing Oceania Football Confederation B Licence Coaching course in Fiji thanked Papua New Guinea Football Association for giving him the opportunity to attend the course which he said will definitely impact on his job and desire to help member associations around the country to greater heights.
“I am privilege and honored to be able to get selected amongst other local coaches who are coaching in different levels of competition in the country. It is not easy to get recognized at this level however I have taken my opportunities and have made the most of it,” Mataio says.
Mataio said he was learning things he never knew about football especially in the area of coaching. B License on the other hand is very specific to the game and the coaching process therefore making it more difficult to be able to overcome the challenges of grasping the whole coaching modules. B Licence is tough and requires very committed intelligence to pursue this licence.
“I am happy with the knowledge I am acquiring here. It is a refreshing experience. I am happy that I took the bold step to be part of this rewarding coaching course.”
“My objectives now are to enhance the coaching level in Papua New Guinea, both elite and performance levels, plus work towards the coach education program to help member associations around the country to understand the basic knowledge of a coaching process,” said Mataio.
Mataio is confident that the development of coaches in the MA’s will come easier with the knowledge of the B-Licence he acquired.
“The best form of assistance we can give to our local coaches is to impart what we have learnt so they can be empowered to continue to help players develop the passion and skills to become better players and people in their communities,” said Mataio.