AFC “C” Certificate Coaching Course for Women-2011 begins at Football House, Lahore

Pakistan, Lahore, PFF Press Release, Dec 27, 2011: Second AFC “C” Certificate Coaching Course for Women-2011 commenced at Football House, Lahore on Monday with eighteen (18) women participants attending the beneficial activity which aims at importing latest knowledge to the participants of the game.

According to the press Release issued here by Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), the 14-days course being conducted by Mr. A.U. Tariq Lutfi as AFC Instructor will conclude on January 8, 2012.This is a milestone achieved by PFF to further develop football among women. It is the second full-fledged AFC “C” Certificate Coaching Course for Women on Pakistan soil and first B license holder lady coach of Pakistan Kiran Ilyas will act as Assistant Instructor, Mr. Naveed Butt, Referee Instructor and Mr. Arif Siddique, Course Coordinator.

PFF General Secretary Lt. Col. ® Ahmed Yar Khan TI (M) who inaugurated the Course said “It is very productive activity which will add to the confidence of our women coaches equipping them with the latest knowledge of the game to supplement ongoing efforts for the overall promotion of the game.” PFF has pinned hopes on coaches (men and women) to unearth future stars under directives of PFF Chief.

Under Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat PFF is organizing such courses to get as many talented Pakistan-based men and women coaches, and AFC helped us by deputing well-known FIFA/AFC Instructors for men/women couching courses during last four years.

The participants are;

Jamila Arif, Ambreen Hameed, Nadeem Munzoor, Arifa Sheikh, Qurat ul Ain Hameed, Samia Ishaq, Naila Rani, Nadia Bhatti, Zanib Mushtaq, Amber Nazir, Riffat Shabbir, Nazia Naz, Zoobia Latif, Rubina Shaheen, Tahira Akram, Saba Aziz, Shahida Kausar and Fouzia Saeed. The AFC ‘C’ Coaching Certificate course aims at training coaches and developing their basic techniques and skills in football. It is designed to teach the coaches to organise, direct and conduct basic coaching practices targeting especially young players. The course lasts 13 days and requires a minimum of 85 hours of study time for both the practical and theoretical sessions. In the final examination, students will be assessed on their practical coaching abilities, knowledge of the laws of the game, in addition to learning and understanding of the theory contents of football.

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