Coen Welsh | Nov 14, 2017 | 0
Club looks for coaches
The Arcadia Football Club is looking for volunteer coaches who will assist in the training of young football players between the ages of six and fifteen.
The community based football club was established in 1986 to afford young people from Katutura and Khomasdal with a recreational activity.
Chairperson of the club, Nelson Kambombo said this week that for the club to assist in meaningful youth development, there is need to utilise the youth courses that are being developed by the Namibia Football Association, and to encourage parents to be involved in the skills development of their children.
The club has been relying on the head coach for the training of the youngsters, but since the club has recorded an increase in the number of children attending sessions, there is a need for other coaches to step in as the head coach alone cannot cope.
Kambombo emphasised on especially parental involvement in the club saying it is key to the success of the club.
“The role of parents in supporting their children is very key. We would like to see more parents coming to the fields when the children are training as well as when they are playing against other teams so that they can encourage them.”
He said parents should not use sports as a away of keeping their children away from home, but should come and see what progress they are making on the field.
The club has entered one team in the following age group competitions : U/9, U/11, U/13, U/15 and U/17 in the youth league which starts on 2 June.
Training starts this Saturday (26May), 08h00 at the Khomasdal Primary School Sports field. Interested coaches or parents are welcome to join an orientation about the club which start 25 May.