Football Australia’s Boys Youth Development Manager Kevin Grima has visited Canberra, to help deliver Capital Football’s Skills Training Program pilot.
Together with Capital Football Technical Director Scott O’Donell and Phil Booth (Coach Development Manager), the coaches delivered mini training sessions and games for 100 children from Gungahlin United Football Club.
Grima said it’s all about fostering a love for the game and enabling children to develop their technique, which can then be applied in a game setting.
“We love this initiative by Capital Football,” Grima said.
“The mini training sessions focus on correcting their technique, developing competence and then applying that skill to within their game because ultimately, in order to develop skill you need to have strong foundations by making the right decision at the right time within the permutations of the game.”
“I would like to thank Football Australia and Kevin for their support for the STP,” Technical Director Scott O’Donell said.
“I really believe this program can help contribute to the development of our players here in the ACT and at the same time help support the coaches of our future players”.
“I would also like to thank Majura FC and Gungahlin United FC for supporting the STP. The next step will be to offer the program to all interested clubs in the ACT, where myself, Phil and Ali Efe can support their efforts and their junior coaches.”
Under 8, 9 and 12 girls and U10, 11 and 12 boys took part in the pilot program, with scope to expand.
“For Football Australia, it’s really important that we work closely with the Member Federations and if they have strong ideas, such as Capital Football,” Grima said.
“We want to jump on board, support then and then branch it out nationally as well because together we can achieve a lot more.”