Saturday October 24th marks the Third Anniversary of the launch of our coaches association.
In that time, we have attracted 200 members to join us and come on board, conducted 47 Coach Information Evenings and have had a significant influence and impact on over 100 orphans and street kids who attend the Lengo Football Academy in Arusha, Tanzania.
Highlights of some of those 47 Coach Information sessions have been
Josep Gombau practical and theory session at Bulleen
Ron Smith practical and theory session at Box Hill
Brian Kidd of Manchester City via Melbourne City
2013 Seminar at Northcote City with presentations from Ron Smith, Stuart Munro, Jeff Olver and Tom Sermanni as well as others
WBA Seminar, also in 2013 featuring Senior, Youth, Junior and Female presentations
Practical and theory sessions from EPL Goalkeeper Coaches David Coles, Ray Curtis and Chris Terpcou
Skype sessions with Steve Harrison and Bobby Davidson from the UK, presentations from coaches from the FC Utrecht( Holland) and Chevieo Verona( Italy) Academy programs.
AFCAT member, Luic Trani, who has presented whilst working at each A League club- Adelaide, Brisbane Roar and now Melbourne City.
Thanks also to the many local coaches and presenters who have shared their knowledge and thoughts via practical and theory sessions.
We also must thank the many local clubs who have kindly given AFCAT access to their respective facilities and players in order to conduct our sessions during these past three years.
We are currently working on the planning of a couple more sessions before the end of 2015, but waiting for confirmation on availability of presenters before we announce them.
Memberships in recent months have slowed down and attendance at sessions have fallen off so we need you all to help us regenerate the interest in AFCAT. We also have in stock now, AFCAT polo shirts in all sizes available for $40.00 with the purchase of them by members helping us to fund further sessions and activities.
To all those who have supported us in reaching our 3rd Anniversary a big THANK YOU.
Look forward to seeing you at future AFCAT sessions.