The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) conducted an assessment of the Philippine Football Federation’s (PFF) application to the AFC Coaching Convention for the AFC ‘A’ Diploma last 14-15 July 2018.
The AFC assessment was done in line with the AFC Coaching Convention Regulations and Guidelines 2018.
The AFC Coaching Convention provides guidelines in raising the standards of coaching education. The PFF’s duty as a Convention Member is to regularly organize AFC coaching courses as prescribed by the AFC Coaching Convention. Presently, the PFF is offering the AFC ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ coaching certificate course. Naturally, the PFF offers the PFF Youth Coaching Certificate Course.
PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes and technical director Jose Ariston Caslib met with AFC’s Coach Education Panel Member Kwok Ka Ming last 14 July. Among the matters discussed were the aggressive initiatives of the PFF to conduct coaching courses and to increase the number of licensed football coaches in the country. Currently, only the Philippines and Singapore are conducting the AFC ‘A’ coaching course in Southeast Asia.
The meeting was followed by an assessment visit and attendance in the closing ceremony of the AFC ‘A’ Coaching Certificate Course Part 2 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium. The course is the third AFC ‘A’ coaching course conducted in the Philippines in the last 5 years. There were 17 participants for the course including 4 foreign coaches.
“We thank the AFC and Mr. Kwok Ka Ming for this assessment visit of the AFC ‘A’ Coaching Certificate Course,” said Gastanes. “The PFF is making sure that it complies with and pass the requirements of the AFC Coaching Convention in the hope of offering more AFC coaching courses in the country.”