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FFS develops Women’s Football

FFS CEO Fred Young commented on the course, “It’s a new and exciting course for Samoa and it provides an opportunity for women in particular to excel as coaches and as players. This is also an excellent course to prepare our women’s national team for the 2011 SPGs. We are very thankful to FIFA for sponsoring this course and for providing us with such a high caliber instructor, Vicki Linton.”
The course was being held at the football fields in Tuaniamato and was run by Vicki Linton.
Topics of the course included role of the coach, how to set up a training session, injury prevention, nutrition, and practical sessions. The highlight of the course involved the participants running a 4v4 festival for the youth teams.
Linton has extensive coaching experience worldwide and works for the Asian Football Confederation and FIFA as an elite coach educator. She has been the assistant coach for the U-17 Australian National Team, assistant coach for the Boston Renegades in the USA, as well as a coach in England and Australia. Linton has playing experience in Australia and the USA.
The 30 participants had a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Some played on national teams or in clubs while others have focused on refereeing. All had the goal of becoming better coaches and developing women’s football.