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Coaches set for C Licence exams

BFCA president Scott Morton

Judgment day has arrived for those involved in a Uefa-equivalent C Licence course being facilitated by the Bermuda Football Coaches’ Association.

Participants enrolled in the weeklong course will undergo a final assessment this weekend to determine who passes the exam which includes field and classroom sessions.

The course’s sessions have been held at the National Sports Centre, North Field and class sessions at CedarBridge Academy.

They will be held between 10am to 2pm tomorrow and Sunday and are being be run by Jacques Crevoisier, who has worked with Gérard Houllier at Liverpool and Arsène Wenger at Arsenal.

Assisting the Frenchman are Scott Morton, the BFCA president, former North Village coach Larry Smith and Derek Stapely, who coaches Robin Hood’s Corona League side.

Among the coaches taking part are former Premier Division coaching trio Devarr Boyles, Dennis Brown and Danvers Seymour Jr.

“We have a wide range of participants from the Corona League, youth coaches, First Division and the Premier Division, so it’s a good spread of coaches that represent a cross section across the Island,” Morton, the BFCA president, said.

All participants who acquire a minimum of 50 points from the exam will receive their Uefa equivalent C certificate at an award ceremony to be held at the National Sports Centre, North Pavilion on Monday.

Those who acquire 80 points or more will also receive their certificate and will be eligible to enrol in the internationally recognised Uefa B Licence course.

More than 70 local coaches have successfully completed the Uefa equivalent C Licence course.

The BFCA held the first part of this year’s Uefa equivalent C Licence course in April.

Morton has urged others to take advantage of the opportunity to broaden their coaching horizons, particularly from among the school and women’s ranks.

“What we would like to see is more PE teachers and women coaches so we are encouraging them to, when they see this information, to please sign up,” Morton said.

“We would like to put the PE teachers in a separate group, or even with the women if the numbers can facilitate that, which obviously will make it more comfortable for them having like minded persons in that group.”

In addition to staging the various Uefa equivalent coaching courses, Morton said the BFCA planned to launch an introduction level course for novice coaches in the near future.

For further details visit bfca.bm.