Towards development of football in Brunei
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Acting General Secretary of NFABD with the AFC ‘C’ Certificate participants. – JAMES KON
THE Acting General Secretary of National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud said the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ‘C’ Certificate Coaching Course represents a platform to increase the development of football which originates from the grassroots level, youth and clubs and at the national level.
“Current teachings and knowledge identified in the course whether it is in the form of theory aspect or practical will not give meaning if it is not practiced,” said the acting general secretary in his speech at the closing ceremony of the 6th AFC ‘C’ Certificate Coaching Course at the NFABD House yesterday.
He urged participants of the course who will be labelled as coaches at the completion of the course to work hard and gain continuous experience by guiding a club.
“Only by guiding a club every theory and practical learnt during the course will be fully utilised,” added Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal.
“Aside from that, experience can also be obtained through cooperation or working with coaches who are more experienced, conduct a study or research and follow current football needs whether it is domestically or overseas.”
The acting general secretary said that the aspect of coaching in football is expansive adding that it is not limited to technique and skills, tactics and strategies, fitness, health science, management, football laws or technology concerning to football, but also involve mental preparation from a psychological aspect, good man-management and a systematic training plan.
“Therefore, to be a good coach, one must reserve an open mind to accept criticism, suggestions, and what’s more important to learn from their mistakes,” he continued.
He pressed that each coach acts as a role model to the players under his tutelage. A competent coach who practices high discipline will certainly form a team which is disciplined and able to control his players well.
“This is important because in football, discipline is a key to success. For instance, discipline which is meant spreads across a team, in a game, a player, team management, in nutrition as well as in training.”
The acting general secretary hoped that all participants will become disciplined and form good teams in the future.
The coaching course was conducted by resident certified AFC instructor Stephen Ng Heng Seng and was attended by 12 participants from which 11 are local and one from Singapore.
Also present at the closing ceremony were Haji Mohd Noor bin Haji Hamid, Executive Committee Member of NFABD; Mike Wong, Technical Director of NFABD; Dayem bin Haji Ali, Acting Competition Director of NFABD and Tamat bin Budin, Head of Referee Department of NFABD.