Tuesday, 3 March 2009 11:05 AM

OFC Futsal Coaching Ends Today

The OFC futsal coaching programme will end this afternoon at the Multipurpose Hall says Small Sided Games Development officer Victor Wai'ia.

A number of futsal coaches participated in the programme and Wai'ia is confident knowledge gain would benefit their respective clubs.

OFC futsal development officer Scott Gilligan earlier said he would like the futsal gospel to spread and by involving more coaches in the coaching programme this can be achieved.

He will also assist the Solomon Kurukuru squad in its preparation for the Oceania Futsal Championship Cup in May in Fiji during his stay here. Gilligan a renowned Australian Futsal coach before taking up the job with the OFC is keen to see futsal develop in all the island countries.

He said his job is to develop the code in all the countries in Oceania including Solomon Islands. However, Solomon Islands coaching programme would be slightly different because futsal is not a new sport here.

"I would adjust my programme slightly to suit the needs of this country," Gilligan said.

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