AMMAN: For the third consecutive year, the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) has received scholarships from the Football Association (FA) for Asian coaches to participate in the FA International Coaching Course in St. George’s Park, England as part of the FA’s international bursary scheme.
The coaches nominated for the course by AFDP this year are Ms. Anjana Turambekar; a coach in the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Grassroots program, and Mr. Le Dinh Chung; Head of Technical Department at Football for All in Vietnam (FFAV).
The two selected coaches will have access to high-level practical and theoretical training at the home of English football for two weeks ending on the 28th of September, including sessions on Principles of Play, Attitudes and ethics, Long Term Player Development and Player Psychology and Motivation.
“The Football Associations’s international bursary scheme has enabled us to further empower aspiring coaches from Bhutan, Jordan, Philippines and now India and Vietnam which will undoubtedly contribute to the development of football in Asia as a whole. We highly value the support of the Football Association not only for the wealth of knowledge and expertise provided by this prestigious program but also for welcoming our coaches with such hospitality and generosity,” AFDP Chairman HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said.
“I feel humbled to be the AFDP-nominated AIFF candidate and I take distinct pride that I will be able to be a coaching ambassador for AIFF during this course,” Anjana noted.
Chung, who has previously played in top level teams in Vietnam for over ten years, commented: “I am very proud to be selected as a bursary student at the FA course, my ambition is to contribute back for the development for both football and society in Vietnam.”