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Successful end to FA program

The FA course instructors, officials from the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), members of the media and course participants attended the ceremony which marked the conclusion of the 8-day long historic program which saw the FA Level 3 coaching license course delivered in Solomon Islands for the first time.
Several speeches were heard including one each from the SIFF President Martin Alufurai and the lead instructor for the FA program Geoffrey Pike.
Alufurai used his address to thank the FA for being a close development partner to SIFF and praised the quality of the training that was delivered to Solomon Islanders since the courses were first introduced locally in 2007.
“FA coaching courses have contributed greatly to the development of football in Solomon Islands. I am sure that this year’s course will help raise the standard of football further in this country,” Alufurai said.
Pike, thanked SIFF for the opportunity to work with coaches in Solomon Islands and commended the coaches for their commitment to the course sessions.
“Without you attending the course and without your commitment our job will become extremely hard but you have made our job quite easy over the last week,” Pike said to the participants adding that the FA team has learned a lot from them.
SIFF head of technical department, Noel Wagapu, said that the course has been successful for SIFF and the participants and thanked everybody who worked hard to achieve this outcome especially the participants.
“I am sure our local coaches have benefitted so much from this course. The level of this course was quite high and I commend them for their hard work to step up to the requirements,” Wagapu said.
“I want to extend my appreciation to the FA instructors who braved the heat and humidity every day. I am sure they will leave behind a legacy for coaching and football development in Solomon Islands.”
The FA instructors will return to England tomorrow.

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