Trinidad and Tobago Football Association president Raymond Tim Kee officially opened the FIFA Members Association Administrative and Management Course at the Hasely Crawford Stadium VIP lounge on Tuesday morning.
The four-day course is being conducted by FIFA instructor Patrick Beckles.
The Advanced Level Course involves 40 participants from local organisations, clubs and regional associations.
“This is truly a historic occasion for us in Trinidad and Tobago because while we have had courses in the past, those always involved participants from the region but this one is geared specifically towards members of the Trinidad and Tobago football fraternity. We identified the course and FIFA approved it and now we expect it will go a long way in improving the administration and management of the game in local football,” Tim Kee said.
The TTFA’s desired objective for this course is “to develop a cadre of football administrators who can both manage and develop the resources required to achieve substantial football programmes.”
Throughout the course, the participants will be challenged to adopt and adapt best practice principles and existing, successful football programmes to their local situation. Discussion will be encouraged, exchange of ideas and relevance to local situation explored.
Case studies will be used throughout to introduce, highlight and reinforce the key concepts being presented. They will be referred to as teaching moments during the various sessions and as many practical group sessions will be incorporated to enable examination and application of the best practice principles.
The courses were offered by FIFA as the world governing body seeks to assist the TTFA.