Kohima, June 5: A week-long All India Football Federation (AIFF) D’ License Course concluded at Thenyizu Village under Phek district on Saturday.
A total of 22 participants including one lady from different district including Dimapur, Peren, Kohima, Tuensang and Phek district took part in the instructor course which was conducted by N William Koso, AIFF D Coach Educator and AFC A license coach.
During the weeklong camp, the coaches had underwent two practical exams and one theory exam as part of their course assessments. The results of the course will be announced by AIFF at a later date.
During a short valedictory program on Saturday, instructor N William Koso hoped the coaches will share and impart their knowledge to the younger generation whatever they have learn during the coaching camp. He said a good sportsperson becomes role model in the society, and added that the coaches will not only nurture the young talent but also develop the society.
While appreciated CAGSA and the village for the initiative adding that it was a good sign that the village is trying to promote sports at the grassroot level. He hoped more talents can be nurtured at the village level with the coaching camp for the coaches.
He also asked the young coaches to keep in touch to share the ideas, their plan and how to go about in the coaching career.
President of Chokri Area Games and Sports Association Sekho Dawhuo said the course key elements was to train the coaches so that they can impart their knowledge about football at grassroot level in the remotest areas. While appreciated the instructor Koso who is the only AFC A license coach for rendering his time and knowledge to the coaches sharing his vast experience from Coach Education and Coaching Career. He hope the coaches can excel in their career and bring out talented players to represent the state and the country oneday.
Changsang, 35 year old and the oldest coach from Tuensang speaking on behalf of the trainee said he had learnt alot from the weeklong camp and hope to share his knowledge to the younger generation. While encouraging the coaches, he said it was not about passing or falling the course exam but the passion and dedication for the love for the game which was more important.
The Course was organised by Chokri Area Games and Sports Association under the guidance of Football Association Phek District.
(Page News Service)