New BFA-ABC link beneficial to both parties
BFA player development committee chairman Mark Wade believes the newly forged partnership between the local governing body and the ABC School is beneficial to both parties.
The pair will join forces next week to host coaching educational courses on local shores that will see sessions made available for local coaches for the remainder of the year, with candidates able to complete an ABC School ‘C’ licence.
This licence will make them eligible to complete a Scottish FA ‘B’ licence.
While many have questioned the decision of the two to link together, Wade was rather optimistic that the everyone will be a winner moving forward.
“For us it at the BFA now in its new shape and reduced funding and funding can’t do everything on our own and were looking for a collaboration so a brief conversation with Schroder and Andrew helped the process along nicely,” said Wade.
“It continues to grow, they are a work in synergy and it only made sense that the two sit down and talk about something that both sides are looking to make solid in the future.”
It wasn’t more than three years ago, in 2010, that members of the local football fraternity were criticising then BFA President Richard Calderon for appointing Crevoisier to help with local coaching.
Calderon and his executive was accused of undermining the current executive by completing a deal with coach Jacques Crevoisier just hours before that Annual General Meeting.
As a result, new President Larry Mussenden and his committee were forced to employ Crevoisier against their wishes and that negotiations were underway to reverse the decision made by the past executive.
His contract was letter terminated in December of 2010, only to be hired by the ABC School on a three-year contract in the same capacity he was in at the BFA.
Now back in the fold of both institutions, Wade is of the belief that the grass will be greener on the other side.
“Having someone with Jacques credentials here locally is something that can’t be ignored,” Wade stressed.
“We can pick his brain on certain things including player development and it is important to keep up to date with what is going on in the international arena because it is always changing.”
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