The Lao Football Federation (LFF)’s comprehensive strategy to bolster and widen the reach of Coach Education was rewarded with the AFC Coaching Convention B Level membership.
Led by former Singapore national team player and current LFF Technical Director V. Sundramoorthy, the theory and practical sessions were separated in three parts and organised from June to August.
The AFC accessor was pleased by the manner in which Sundramoorthy, who is a graduate from the FIFA MA Coach Educators’ Mentoring programme in 2019, presented the coach education course to the participants.
Further, the sessions were held at the FIFA Training Centre which provided high standards of facilities including an artificial training pitch and conference room while LFF’s national U16 players were present to help participants undertake and learn from live scenarios.
In addition to the coach education programme, LFF also showcased their long-term coach education strategy including a tutor development roadmap while considering working with the Ministry of Education to attract schoolteachers to be trained as coach education tutors.
LFF President Viphet Sihachakr said: “This is great news for Lao football to be part of the Convention which will enhance the development of local coaches. Competent and knowledgeable football coaches will play a vital role in developing the players from youth to senior level.
“LFF will continue to prioritise coach education as we aim to elevate our status to the ‘A’ Level membership in the AFC Coaching Convention in the future.”
LFF Technical Director Sundramoorthy added: “The AFC Coaching Convention is the best way to move forward in improving the level of coaches and instructors. Only quality coaches can produce better players. I am delighted and proud to be accepted into the AFC Coaching Convention.”