Football’s national body will subsidise the costs for aspiring coaches who register for a female-only OFC C-Licence course to be held in February.
New Zealand Football will pick up the travel, accommodation and food costs for approved applicants who attend the course at the NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport in Upper Hutt.
Attendees would still need to pay a course fee of $575 plus GST.
NZF women’s development manager Annalie Longo says the C-Licence course is about “building the base and then having the right support structures in place to help our coaches progress through their coaching journey.
“One of New Zealand Football’s strategic priorities is about strengthening capability and leadership across women’s football. Part of this is building club capability and to be able to have girls-only talent development environments.
“Ensuring there are opportunities for female coaches to be appropriately supported to be part of that environment is crucial for building and developing the game, especially with a FIFA Women’s World Cup in our backyard next year and a real desire to get more female coaches into the game.”
Helping with the participants’ costs was aimed at removing as many barriers to entry as possible, she said.
“By having a female-only course in what is traditionally a male-dominated space, we’re enabling participants who might not be comfortable in a course that’s mostly male.”
Applicants are invited from school, club and/or federation backgrounds.
All applicants are required to submit their coaching CV as well as an endorsement from their school, club or federation.
The NZCIS venue is the training base for the Wellington Phoenix and will be the training base camp for the Sweden team at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Female-only C-Licence Course
Dates: February 9-12, 2023
Venue: NZCIS, Upper Hutt, Wellington
Course fee: $575 plus GST.
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