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High note end for youth course

The closing ceremony was witnessed by FIFA Development Officer for Oceania Football Confederation(OFC) Glenn Turner, the Chairman of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Normalising Committee, Barnabas Anga, and Chief Executive Officer of SIFF, Neil Poloso.
The course opened on Tuesday with 26 participants from Honiara, Malaita and Guadalcanal. After five days of learning and sharing of experiences and ideas the course came to an end with the participants voicing their ideas about how they can contribute to the development of youth players in a mini-seminar.
Didier Chambaron, FIFA Instructor and OFC Head of Education and Training Programme, led the course with support from local technical officers from SIFF. An enthusiastic Chambaron, thanked participants for their interest and hard work throughout the week.
“It was a really happy week for me because I witnessed a lot of effort and passion from you. I look forward to seeing you again and working with you in the future,” says Chambaron.
Anga presented some of the certificates to the participants and was full of praise for FIFA and OFC.
“I want to thank FIFA for their foresight and vision. The successful hosting of this course pays tribute to the foresight that FIFA and OFC have on the potential of this country in football. They can see that forthcoming is a bright future for football and this course is an investment towards that future,” says Anga.
Anga also challenged participants to take the responsibility of football development seriously and hard work lies ahead of them.
“This course is only a starting point for you, you only become a coach when you actually go out and practice what you have learned this week. You will be the ones that actually work with our players to shape their careers and futures,” Anga says.
At the same time Anga told the participants that SIFF will continue with its responsibility to deliver an environment for them to their technical knowledge in collaboration with FIFA and OFC through competitions and education programmes.
Speaking on behalf of the participants, Eddie Omokirio, thanked the course instructor, Chambaron for his hard work during the course.
“We have gathered a great amount of knowledge from this course and we want to thank you for that. From the simple to the difficult you have led us to understand better our roles as coaches,” says Omokirio.
Story courtesy of FIFA.com


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