New academy offers fresh opportunities
With the goal of ‘making football truly global’, FIFA has provided an enhanced level of development support to its 211 Member Associations over recent years.
The latest nation to benefit has been Bhutan with the completion of a modern new football academy. Located in Thimphu, capital of the Himalayan country known affectionately as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, the new Changjiji Football Academy complements the previous facility, also funded by FIFA in 2003, and belongs to a series of FIFA Forward projects from the first cycle (1.0) which also includes facilities at the Girls’ football academy at Gelephu, floodlight and four artificial turfs. Both the Boys’ Academy at Changjiji and the Girls’ Academy at Gelephu are operational, and the construction of a fourth artificial turf will be completed soon.
Aimed at upgrading the country’s footballing infrastructures and facilities, the projects are expected to lift the country’s game to a new level, prospects fuelling BFF (Bhutan Football Federation) President Ugen Tsechup with new ambitions. “It is a landmark achievement for Bhutan Football Federation,” he said at Monday’s opening ceremony of the new Changjiji Football Academy. “It is a small but important step towards building a world class centre of excellence for footballers.
I am currently an active British football coach with many coaching and associated qualifications who would like to further expand my experience by working in your Club. So, will you please consider me for (Academy Coach position)?
My experience is very expansive with work obtained and on-going with the Qatari Football Association in a youth Development project in QATAR, Brentford Centre of Excellence/London, Chelsea FC/London, Manchester United soccer school/Manchester and Queens Park Rangers FC/London. All of these Clubs would be happy to provide evidence of work and references for you. I have gained many types of invaluable experience with my forte being my coaching with youth & Adult football. Each of these Clubs has logical pathways for all of their participants and I have worked at all levels to provide the footballers with the correct next step in their football aims. These experiences include working to improve players with basic ability through to preparing players for professional academies. Also, I experienced coaching as soccer Director in California/USA, as well as coaching in Spain and this added to my general experience and suitability.
I have great personal experience of working with a diverse range of players. My personal attributes, in particular, speaking and writing English, French and Arabic fluently is a valuable work tool and also breaks down any barriers that may occur. I don’t only want to help players but also their families, the club I work for and the staff team I work with. This is because I thoroughly enjoy helping people develop by creating professional relationships where they are comfortable to express the talents they possess. With the wealth of experience in the football environments I have been in, I believe I can add value within the Club to the players and coaching staff by sharing my key skills and knowledge.
I thrive on hard work and since my decision to work in coaching football I have constantly worked in the evening or at weekends for both personal gain and experience and also for the benefit of my employers. If you feel that I am a suitable candidate, then I would be delighted to hear from you, soI can send you all of my details for your perusal including my Resume(CV).