Local football units get fortification
April 27, 2012
Local football units get fortification

Over thirty local Football administrators are now better equipped when it comes to the conduct of their outfits.{{more}}

This, after they completed a five-day club management workshop, put on by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation and the world governing body, FIFA.

The workshop, staged at the Media Centre of the Arnos Vale Playing Field was conducted by FIFA instructors, Canadian Chris Collie and Jamaican Howard Mc Intosh.

Two of the persons who attended the course spoke to SEARCHLIGHT on the benefits of the workshop.

Kamara Doyle of Hope International said that for him, the workshop was “an enlightening and educational experience and was very timely.”

Doyle said he will endeavour from here on, to put what he has learnt into practice and assist in making Hope International a better structured entity.

Another of the participants, Theon Gordon, who attended on behalf of Je Belle FC, stated, It was a refresher for me, as I have done most of it at the university level before.”

Also in reflecting on the workshop, Gordon added, “The instructors were facilitators of information as they did not spoon feed us.”

Gordon said that the feedback from the participants was eye opening and interesting.

But Gordon holds the view that, theoretically, clubs do not exist in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

He, however, hopes that the participants in the course will now go back to their respective outfits and make full use of what they have gathered, as they have a lot of literature at their disposal.

During the five days, the participants were lectured in Finance and Planning, Human Resource Management, Marketing, club licensing and other areas.

The SVGFF is moving towards the establishment of bona fide Football clubs here in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

All of the participants who met the criteria were presented with certificates at a closing ceremony held last Friday afternoon.(RT)