Lahore – Pakistan, Sept 14, 2012: Football women coaches from colleges, clubs, provinces and regions across the country have benefited from a five-day long “FIFA Women Technical Course” for Pakistani women football coaches held in Football House Lahore. The course which continued from 10th-14th of September was held for dozens of Pakistani football coaches.
According to Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), the closing for the FIFA Level 1 ceremony for 23 Pakistani coaches on Friday at the Football House Lahore in the presence of General Secretary PFF and other officials of PFF.
General Secretary PFF, Lt. Col. ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi TI (M) who first delivered his remarks said PFF did its best to have a successful course for the Pakistani women coaches. “This is one of the many coaching course PFF has organized in year 2012 for the development of football in Pakistan which could not have been possible without the active support of FIFA and AFC. ” the General Secretary PFF in the closing ceremony.
On behalf of his organization, the FIFA Instructor Ms. Belinda Wilson praised the PFF and said that she admired how well the PFF working in the field of football development in the Pakistan. “I am very pleased to be with you here and your commitment to promote football in your country really satisfied me. I will ask FIFA to give Pakistan more courses,” the FIFA instructor Ms. Belinda Wilson said.
PFF authorities praised Ms. Belinda Wilson who is from Australia for sharing her expertise in the field of coaching. “I am very happy with what I have seen here this week. The coaches were very keen on the course and that encourages me to ask FIFA for more courses to be held in Pakistan,” the lecturer emphasized.
Ms. Shaista Laghari and Ms. Ishrat Fatima was act as Assistant Instructor, Miss. Neha Rehman, Course Coordinator and Mr. Arif Siddiqui and Mr. S. M. Husnain as Course Liaison Officer.
The participants of the course were: Huria Hussein (Lahore), Bushra Shabbir (Sheikhupura), Faiza Mahmood (Rawalpindi), Rabia (Lahore), Irsa Batool Kazmi (Wah Cantt.) Hina Rafique (Hyderabad), Rifat Shabbir (Sheikhupura), Amber Nazir (Karachi), Zanib Mushtaq (Lahore), Ambreen Hameed (Karachi), Nadeem Munzoor (Lahore), Qurrat-ul-Ain Hameed (Karachi), Naila Rani (Karachi), Rubina Shaheen (Lahore), Tahira Akram (Vehari), Yasmin Akhter (Lahore), Iqra Tabassum (Lahore), Amber Bashir (Sargodha), Syeda Rubina Shafqat (Rawalpindi), Sheka Nazir (Sheikhupura), Madiha Gillani (Sargodha), Hira Aziz (Lahore) and Sniha Khanam (Lahore).
The main purpose of FIFA course programme is to provide member associations with technical knowledge through FIFA-run educational courses in the areas of coaching, refereeing, women’s football and administrative and medical matters. These courses focus not just on the technical aspects of the game, but also on its social values, as youngsters in particular should regard football as a thought of life. The principle behind FIFA’s educational initiatives involves the teachers and participants passing on and exchanging know-how, experiences and information, which in turn finds its way back to the associations, instructors and other sectors of society such as the private sector, government bodies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). FIFA’s programme is tailor-made to meet the member associations’ requirements for education and courses.