Officials of the English Premier League, Sunderland FC have made more commitment to the African continent by organizing an introductory three-day course for 37 participants from across South Africa, who are beginning their journey to becoming Premier Skills coach educators themselves.
According to Supersport, this is not the first edition of this visit and training by the English premier league club. The club, which is seen as one that believes in the development of the African continent and its rich investment opportunities, hence it’s club shirt design carries the tag line; Invest in Africa.
The club’s Head of International Football Development, Graham Robinson, has seen the continuation of the Premier Skills journey in South Africa come to full circle as four qualified coach educators, who graduated from the global initiative, got their first opportunity to pass on their knowledge to a new generation of participants in Cape Town.
“This course will give me an opportunity to observe the facilitating of the three-day course in order to quality assure the planning and delivery of practical and theory sessions.
“Following the conclusion of this course it is hoped that with support from the British Council, our new coach educators will be tasked with delivering at least one, two, three, four or five-day course a month for grassroots coaches across the country during the next eight months.
“These are exciting times for everyone involved and the future looks bright for the continued growth of our Premier Skills programme.”