Fourteen participants from clubs in Rarotonga and three from the Pa Enua attended the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) OFC Senior C License Coaching course which came to an end over the weekend on July 2.
first lessons started on June 27, at the CIFA grounds in Matavera, conducted by
OFC educator Andrew Hedge and assisted by CIFA technical director Tahiri
the six-day period, Hedge and Elikana tutored the team of coaches in class theory
and on-field practical sessions – when they were joined by the U16 and U19
coach was tasked to deliver a session based on a football issue and a theme.
were assessed and evaluated during the week which gave the instructors an
insight to the participants coaching knowledge and abilities.
six days of training were crucial for each coach, as the course is part of the first
module in achieving their qualifications to coach premier men or senior women
in the Rarotonga Football Season for their respective clubs and islands.
and Elikana were both impressed with the outcome and the performances from each
of the coaches.
commented that the course was very effective, “this gives us the opportunity to
invest more into our local coaches. Andrew and I hope this will motivate the
coaches to keep active in the role and take back everything they have learnt back
to their clubs, ready for the season”.