| Hasrulraizan |
WITH the main objectives of producing world class goalkeepers in the country, NFABD for the first time organised a FIFA goalkeeping coaching course from Oct 11-15.
The course at NFABD House was officiated by Executive Committee of NFABD, Awang Haji Muhammad Noor bin Haji Abdul Hamid and facilitated by FIFA instructor Bob Browaeys from Belgium.
A total of 27 participants including one from England (JIS’s Physical Education teacher and football coach) are taking part in the five-day intensive course which involve theory sessions at NFABD House and practical sessions at the Track & Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex.
Also at the opening ceremony were NFABD’s exco, Muhammad Radzuan bin Hj Madali, NFABD’s Head of Referee Department, Haji Tamat bin Budin and NFABD’s senior staff coach, Stephen Ng.
Awang Haji Muhammad Noor in his opening speech said that currently Brunei Darussalam are lacking in good quality goalkeepers. He hoped the course will change that in the future and upon completing the course the country will have specialised goalkeeper coaches to depend on to produce and develop high quality and hopefully, world class goalkeepers.
He urged the participants to take the golden opportunity to gain as much knowledge and information as possible as he was make to aware that the course will give them a good insight and advanced information into goalkeeper coaching as well as helping them to better understand the requirements needed to develop good quality goalkeepers.
Browaeys in his introduction speech said the participants will obtain knowledge about how to educate young goalkeepers and how to train senior goalkeepers, as well as get more insight and more focus on in goalkeeping work under game related circumstances.