Monday, 1 December 2008 2:27 PM

Participants Urged to Impart Knowledge

Coaches attending the Level 2 FA Coaching Programme have been challenged to gain as much knowledge as possible, from the course and pass it on when they return to their respective places.

SIFF President, Martin Alufurai told them in his opening address that he expects them to make use of this opportunity to raise the standard of coaching in Solomon Islands.

He also used the occasion to remind the coaches to be good role models for their players and children.

The president said things like time management, discipline and character are important values every coach must possess and this can be learnt.

And urges them to practice these values to ensure the standard of football in Solomon Islands is brought to another level.

The Deputy British High Commissioner, Ray Richardson was also present at the occasion and he has thanked SIFF for the continuity of the good relationship with the FA.

He said since the signing of the technical assistance with the FA and the implementation of the programme, both parties have benefitted from it.

The Deputy British High Commissioner said he witnessed the enthusiasm the coaches have and believes the continuation of this programme will help them raise standard of football in the country.

"You coaches make the difference and cited the new English coach as a signing example of a 'good coach' who injected new direction into the England team. He had developed a winning team and now they are reaping good results in their international matches," he says.