College Students Help Out UEFA Coaches
Mon, 09/07/2001 - 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.