28 coaches are this week completing part one of their FFA/AFC ‘B’ Licence with Football Queensland (FQ) at Meakin Park.
FQ High Performance Officer Pat Hedges has been joined by FFA’s Alex Epakis, Redlands United Technical Director Graham Harvey and Magpies Crusaders Technical Director Anthony Alexander as instructors at this week’s ‘B’ licence course at FQ, the second step on the FFA advanced coach pathway.
Hedges said the demand for advanced coach education courses is continuing to grow as FQ focuses on improving coach development opportunities following the release of the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan for football in Queensland.
“This is our second course this year, and we are scheduling two or possibly three for next year on the back of a record number of ‘C’ Licences in 2019,” Hedges said.
“We are very lucky to have four instructors with differing experiences for our course this week, the benefits of which have been shared with the candidates in attendance.
“The increased instructor to candidate ratio has been very beneficial for the learning process, and the calibre of candidates produced so far has been first class.”
The coaches will complete part two in February 2020.