August 14, 2021
Fiji Women’s Head Coach Marika Rodu says valuable information was shared during their first ever four-day virtual capacity building workshop for women football coaches.
While football activity remains on hold in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative was put together as an opportunity for coaches to upskill during lockdown.
25 coaches from both tier one and two of the Digicel Women’s Super League took part in the workshop.
Rodu said the women’s football strategic plan was an important aspect of the workshop.
“The main purpose of this workshop was to keep our coaches engaged with our vision and objectives for women’s football development,” he said.
“We know our last international match was at the 2019 Pacific Games, but we’ve managed to still achieve great things over the past two years including the launch of the Digicel Women’s Super League competition. From here we have to keep the momentum going.”
Rodu said the experiences and knowledge shared by each guest speaker was valuable information for all.
“They were well qualified in the topics they shared with us,” he said.
“The highlight for me was the number of participants involved and the level of interaction each day brought.
“We enjoyed having attendees from FIFA, OFC and executive board members from Fiji FA,” Rodu added.
Fiji FA Executive Board Member Naziah Ali Krishna delivered Fiji’s women’s football strategic plan for 2021-2023, followed by Tony Readings who spoke on technical development tools.
The association also received support from the FIFA League Development Programme, OFC Head of High Performance and Education Owain Prosser and FIFA Technical Consultant for Oceania Tony Readings.
By Romeka Romena