The AFC Coach Education Panel Meeting convened for its sixth meeting in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Monday, March 12.
Asian Football Confederation General Secretary Dato Windsor John, in his opening message, said, “Quality education comes from quality coaches and over the past two years this panel has worked hard together with the Member Associations (MAs) for the development and improvement of football in Asia.”
The panel, led by AFC Technical Director Andy Roxburgh together with 14 Member Associations representatives who attended, deliberated on key issues of the AFC Coaching Convention ahead of The AFC Coach Education Conference which will take place on March 13 -15, 2018.
The Coach Education representatives from Asia’s 47 MAs, who will gather in Kuala Lumpur for the conference, will discuss the details of AFC’s coaching criteria and guidelines.
The delegates will hear about best practice and will offer proposals and suggestions for the refinement of the educational process.
The Convention serves as a valuable tool in the education of the Continent’s technicians by establishing the rules and guidelines for the education of Asia’s future coaches. It also facilitates a more seamless movement of coaches throughout the Continent.
Coach Education influences all aspects of development and it impacts the way the game is played. It provides an opportunity for tomorrow’s coaches to learn and to develop.
The Panel discussed in detail the application process for joining the Convention and highlighted the new relationship between AFC and its MAs on this important aspect of football development.
“This is a very important week for us for Coach Education in Asia. The AFC Coach Education Panel has started the process of implementing the new convention and during this week’s conference, many of the details will be outlined and discussions will take place on the next steps to be taken,” said Roxburgh.