Course Facilitator Corneal said at the opening ceremony of the event, that he is pleased to be here again and that he is happy to see that a number of the old faces are still interested in coaching. He also went on to state that these experienced coaches should be able to impact and teach the younger ones.
He also went on to comment on Caribbean football, which he said is now enjoying the fruits of its labour and that he expects one Caribbean country to be present at the 2014 FIFA World Cup but noted that the Caribbean’s failures in the past years is because of poor coaching.
The St. Kitts and Nevis National Olympic Committee Secretary General, Mr. Glenville Jeffers, said that the NOC is very pleased to be funding the course and that as partners of the SKNFA that they would work together to ensure that more coaches are on board to improve football here in the federation.
SKNFA President Mr. Anthony Johnson said that the coaching level of St. Kitts and Nevis will eventually determine the success level of the national team and that is why he said it is critical for coaches to progress in their development. He went on to say “A player cannot be made at the national level but his standard can only be achieved at national level.”
President Johnson also revealed the Mr. Corneal was responsible for the awardees of scholarships for two Under 23 footballers.
Mr Johnson thanked Mr. Corneal for his contribution over the years and also thanked the NOC for the funding of this course.
The Coaching Course runs from November 17th to 25th.