The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) continues to educate, ameliorate and enhance their programme through imparting knowledge to potential coaches through a FIFA Intermediate Coaching Course – lead by Instructor Fredrick Roy Millar from October 4 to 5, 2015.
Mr. Millar is the former Director of Coaching for the Irish Football Association and former manager of the Northern Ireland national under-21 football team. Mr. Millar previously played in the Irish League for Cliftonville F.C. and in with Dundela F.C in the old ’B’ Division. Since joining the Irish FA as a coach in 1982 Millar has at some point taken charge of all youth teams from Under-16 to Under-19 and also the Northern Ireland B team and the Northern Ireland Elite (Under-19) squad that takes part in the Milk Cup. Mr. Miller holds the UEFA Pro License and is a respected instructor of this course and has also been a lecturer at the NSCAA convention for the previous four years as well as participating on coaching education courses in both Fort Lauderdale and Stanford University. In addition to this Mr. Millar has lectured at Dallas FC as well as numerous lecturing roles in Europe for UEFA and the rest of the world for FIFA. Mr. Millar also has the experience of being a part of 8 technical study groups for both UEFA and FIFA concerning the youth game and he is a senior FIFA Coaching Instructor, which allows him to facilitate various coaching education programs for FIFA all over the world.
Justified by his qualifications, Mr Millar facilitated 25 people throughout the successfully ran course. Technical Director, Craig Harrington commented that “the coaching education courses we hold here at the TCIFA are continuing to expand in reputation. Whether you want to coach the Under-7’s, school teams or work with the senior players, coaching is important to the development of the game of football.”
The TCIFA continues to invest heavily in delivering Coaching Education Programs. In collaboration with FIFA the TCIFA offers a wide range of Courses. Coaches are required to develop the game at all levels and in so doing the TCIFA aspires to afford the various opportunities to increase and broaden coaches knowledge and to help foster the game of football in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In this regard, all interested persons are encouraged to get involved.
ABOUT Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association – The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) is a non-for-profit organization in the business of football development throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. The TCIFA has been in operation since 1996, and a member of FIFA, since 1998.