Wonuhali endorses coaching course

The National,Friday July 1st, 2016

PAPUA New Guinea Football Association vice-president Linda Wonuhali has described the Fifa-sanctioned women’s coaching course as a way forward for football development in the country for young girls.
Wonuhali made the remarks while officially opening the course at the Rita Flynn Complex in Port Moresby yesterday.
She said the course would help women coaches to implement Fifa’s ‘Live your goals’ programme.
“This course is a way forward for the development of football in the country for our girls,” Wonuhali said.
“Football has gained momentum as a direct result of the pending Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup and we hope more women and girls will be inspired.”
The course was conducted by Fifa instructor Carolina Morace, a former Italian player and coach, and was attended by women’s coaches from across the country.
Wonuhali said the coaching course and the LYG programme were a platform through which the legacy programme could be channelled.
“There is a strong focus on women’s football development and maintaining these commitments will be through the implementation of these legacy programmes,” local organising committee chief executive officer Seamus Marten said.
Meanwhile, a Fifa film crew will be arriving in Port Moresby this week to conduct interviews and film major legacy initiatives in the leadup to Port Moresby hosting the women’s World Cup in November.
Legacy programmes ‘Live your goals’ and ‘Fifa 11 for health’ will be launched at the end of this week and the film crew will be capturing footage to use in a documentary to promote the tournament.