Korosh Monsef, left, a qualified advanced coach developer for both Northern Region Football Federation and NZ Football, volunteered his time to share a wealth of knowledge that will support local coaches who have embarked on their journey to secure the C Licence. CIFA MEDIA/ 24012960
Amidst the pristine beauty of the Cook Islands, a new chapter in football coaching is unfolding.
Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA), in a groundbreaking collaboration with New Zealand Football (NZ Football), is championing the advancement of local football coaches by facilitating their attainment of the much-coveted C Licence in football coaching.
initiative is poised to elevate the standard of coaching on the island,
bringing forth a new era of skilled mentors ready to cultivate the next
generation of football talent.
C Licence is more than just a certification; it’s a mark of professional
recognition, symbolising a coach’s refined skill set and strategic expertise.
It’s a passport to greater opportunities, enabling coaches to make an indelible
mark on the game. For the Cook Islands football community, this represents a
monumental leap forward, emboldening coaches to transform their passion for the
sport into tangible, impactful guidance for their teams,” CIFA said.
Monsef, a qualified advanced coach developer for both Northern Region Football
Federation and NZ Football, whose extensive experience and deep-seated
knowledge of the game has been instrumental in this developmental endeavour.
Monsef graced the shores of Rarotonga to holiday and volunteer his time to
share a wealth of knowledge that will support local coaches who have embarked
on their journey to secure the C Licence.
hosted an enlightening session where Monsef, with his innate ability to inspire
and educate, demonstrated the practical skills necessary for coaches to excel
in their C Licence assessments.
presence was not only a testament to NZ Football’s commitment to fostering
talent across the Pacific but also served as a beacon of inspiration for Cook
Islands’ coaching fraternity.”
session, organised by CIFA, provided an invaluable platform for local coaches
to interact directly with Monsef who was able to address their questions and
equip them with the confidence to navigate the rigorous requirements of the C
was a rare opportunity for the coaches to witness first-hand the standards
expected at the higher echelons of football coaching.
Islands Football’s vision extends beyond the immediate horizon; as CIFA aspires
to see a surge in local coaches seizing upcoming opportunities to enhance their
association is steadfast in its belief that through initiatives like these, the
Cook Islands can foster a robust coaching infrastructure, one that not only
develops the game domestically but also positions the nation as a hub of
football excellence in the Pacific.”