College Students Help Out UEFA Coaches

Mon, 2001-07-09 01:00

A group of students got the opportunity to get first-hand experience of what is required to become a professional football coach.

East Durham College, in Peterlee, were asked by Durham County Football Association to help provide facilities and players for coaches undertaking the prestigious Level 3 (UEFA ‘B’) coaching award.

The students, who are part of the College’s Football Development Programme, took part in six separate 25 minute training sessions for three different coaches over a two week period.

Ian McGuckin, Head Football Coach at the College, said “This was a fantastic opportunity for our footballers who have aspirations of becoming coaches to get first-hand experience of what is required to pass a UEFA coaching qualification.”

Arthur Philliskirk, Football Development Officer at Durham County FA, said “The facilities, arrangements and contribution of all the players were all first class.”

He added: “The players worked extremely hard on behalf of the candidates and were a credit to the College”

For more details about the College’s Football Development Programme please call 0191 518 8308.