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CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence Programme


first_img– 90% passA total of 63 coaches have been certified by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) following their successful completion of a Goalkeeping course and a CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence course.The participants displaying their certificates following the completion of the ‘D’ Lincence ProgrammeAt a simple ceremony held on the lawns of the GFF’s Headquarters on October 5, twenty Goalkeepers who had completed their course in September 2017 collected their FIFA certificates, and 43 coaches who in March this year completed their CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence course received their certificates from GFF President Wayne Forde and Technical Director Ian Greenwood.Commenting, Greenwood said he was pleased with the number of qualified coaches available, including current and former national players, because this would aid in improving the quality of football in Guyana.“The only way we will improve Guyanese football is to improve the quality of our coaches. So, taking this step to become a licensed coach is a massive one. We have a long way to go, but we do have a lot of talented coaches, both male and female, who will really take us forward. You have now hit the first rung of the coaching ladder with the CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence. The next step will be to push towards the CONCACAF ‘C’ and ‘B’ Licences. We ask that you continue working with your clubs, the Academy Training Centres and the work which will be done at the level of the Coaching Education Department,” Greenwood said.He urged the coaches that, whenever they feel the need to have support, they should reach out for it.“The office doors are always open. We want you to engage with us as much as possible. Anytime you want any assistance, if you’d like to have someone come out and help with your sessions, please come and speak to us,” he admonished.GFF President, Wayne Forde, in congratulating the coaches, challenged them to commit to a lifetime of learning.“In every aspect of learning, the quality of the teacher oftentimes determines the quality of the student. We have recognised, over the years, that the fundamentals of the game have not produced the quality of players that we would like to see ply their craft in some of the most advanced and developed corners of the football world. We’ve recognised this as a challenge, and we have embarked on an agenda to educate our coaches as much as possible,” Forde advised.“Some of you are transitioning from a career of playing into a career of teaching. In that transition, you must also transition yourself into a journey of learning,” he further advised.“In 2015, we had our first (CONCACAF ‘D’ Licence) training programme, which resulted in a 20 per cent pass rate,” Forde said. “The pleasing news is that, for the 2017-2018 programmes, we have had 90 per cent pass rate. When you look at the great distance we have covered in a matter of months, it is an indication of how far we can go if we really commit ourselves,” he disclosed.He encouraged the coaches to continue serving the game with honour, distinction and pride. “While everyone would be happy to be compensated for the work they do, many of us will have to continue to work in the trenches, just giving service to the game. Each and every act of service will amount to something great at some point in our lives,” he advised.“Guyana’s football still needs service. The time will come when many of us will be compensated for the work we do, whether within these shores, within CFU, CONCACAF, or further afield; but at this moment, we need service. Don’t just hang your certificates on a wall. Go out there and do the difficult work. Those young boys and girls need to benefit from the education that you would have received over the past few courses we have had,” he admonished.last_img read more


CAN YOU HELP? MUFF WOMAN APPEALS FOR HELP AS RELATIVE GOES MISSING


first_imgMichaelTHE Donegal family of a Derry man who went missing in Liverpool are asking people in the city to help find him in case he has returned home Ireland.Michael Curran was being treated at a brain injury unit on Merseyside.He was last seen there on Tuesday past at about 2pm. “He might be making his way home to Derry so can you please keep an eye out for him and contact us,” said sister-in-law Jeannie Curran from Muff.Michael’s family are asking as many people as possible to share his picture and these details on social media.Anyone with the slightest piece of information can call 00 44 7517953435.  CAN YOU HELP? MUFF WOMAN APPEALS FOR HELP AS RELATIVE GOES MISSING was last modified: December 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:appealdonegalJeannieMichael CurranMissinmissingmufflast_img read more


UK’s $2bn food delivery startup Deliveroo to set up India ops


first_imgThe exuberance in the online food delivery sector is starting to resemble the go-go days of 2015. The latest to join the so-called food tech bandwagon is Deliveroo, the UK startup valued at $2 billion which is preparing to launch locally, sources close to the matter said.One of the best funded European startups, Deliveroo is in the process of hiring a country head along with setting up a full-fledged team in India, two people aware of the development said. Backed by Fidelity and T Rowe Price, among others, a bunch of other investors will compete with local players like Swiggy and Zomato as well as the relatively new entrant UberEats. Uber’s local rival Ola also re-entered the crowded category by acquiring Foodpanda from Delivery Hero just recently.Read it at Times of India Related Itemslast_img read more