Assalamualaikum Warrahmatullahi Wabarrakatuh and good afternoon.
Executive Committee Members of NFABD
Mr. Fritz Scmids, FIFA Instructor who is also Technical Director for FAM,
Mr. Mike Wong, NFABD Techincal Director,
Officials and staff of NFABD and
It is with great pleasure that I am able to attend as Guest of Honor for the closing ceremony of the FIFA Fitness Training Course, which has been conducted since 11th January 2016.
On behalf of NFABD, I would like to thank Mr. Fritz Schmids, a FIFA Instructor who has made this course possible with good attendance from the participants.
I strongly believe, football players will require high level of fitness that enable them to run long durations with small rapid sprints throughout a 90 minutes period or even longer in match finals if extra time awarded.
The statistics prove that the final periods of any football match will show a great importance on the fitness levels of both sides – if your teams too tired to run back to defend, then goals will be going in your net and not your opponents, likewise if you are too tired to chase the ball, then how are you going to score goals?
Football training is a key element in today’s modern game, with professional players needing to be of a higher level of fitness in order to keep their place on the team for 90 minutes.
Football players should look at all areas to improve their game, focusing just on skills on the pitch is a big mistake – quality time needs to be in to increasing all round strength and fitness to improve the lifespan of the player and the players ability throughout the game.
As such, with the support from FIFA through such courses as this, our local coaches will gain benefits that are rarely present in Brunei. So please be open minded with all different techniques and styles of fitness coaching and hopefully, one day, we will be able to produce qualified and quality fitness coaches for NFABD in general.
I shall wish all our participants the best of luck and would undertake the responsibility to impart the knowledge that you have learned to your respective clubs and teams. At this opportunity, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the course instructor, Mr. Fritz Scmids for your time and the success of the training. I hope you have been able to to enjoy your stay in Brunei Darussalam.
With the kalimah of Bismillahir Rahman Nirrahim, I officially close the FIFA Fitness Training Course 2016.
Wabillahi taufiq walhidayah wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.