AIFF to kick-off FIFA women’s refreshers course

Gwalior, Sep 13 (IANS) In an effort to improve the standard of female players and coaches in the country, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) will kick-off the FIFA Women’s Refreshers Course here on Monday.

The course will be conducted by Hester Jannetje. It will not only provide a platform to evolve and harness the skills of the respective coaches but will also play an important part in the growth of women’s football in the country by tutoring able coaches, who in turn will produce sterling talents.

U-19 Indian women’s team head coach Priya P.V. said, “the course will help in the evolution of women’s coaches in the country.”

“Women’s football in on the rise in India and capitalizing on it by developing able coaches is an added benefit. I thank the AIFF for conducting such courses which not only promote women’s football but gender equality too,” she added.

Thirty women coaches from across the country will participate in the course, which is engineered to tutor them in modern trends of coaching like tactics and other minute technicalities of the game.

“It is imperative for any coach to learn and sync with the changing scenario of the world, this course offers just that,” U-14 Indian women’s team coach Maymol Rocky opined.

“Knowledge stays the key for any coach and courses such as these help add in the knowledge bank of a coach. Initiatives like these will help in the growth of women’s football in India,” she added.

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