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Female J'can coach to benefit from FIFA mentorship programme

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) says former National Under-15 Girls' coach and JMMB/JFF Advanced Level II graduate, Toni Cowan, will leave the island on Saturday to participate in a FIFA Women's Football Development Coach Mentorship Programme.

According to JFF, the FIFA project falls within the scope of FIFA's Technical Capacity Building Programme and is aimed at supporting the process of getting more female coaches to both occupy and retain positions at the top level of football, whether that be in men's or women's football.

The programme aims to give existing talents additional guidance to help achieve greater results in their current coaching positions and, in the longer term, help secure their future success as technicians of the game, it added.

FIFA will assign Cowan an experienced coach/ mentor, whose role will be to guide and support the her over a period of 12 months, the football federation informed in a release today.

“FIFA also advised that this programme is an investment in the future and it is expected that benefiting member associations will support the candidate in their coaching role by providing them with the necessary opportunities during and after the programme,” the federation said.

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