EDFA coaches now better equipped to function

Football coaches attached to the various clubs affiliated to the East Demerara Football Association (EDFA) are now in a better position to execute their mandate, courtesy of a timely donation from the governing body for the sport on the East Coast.
At a simple ceremony at the office of Permanent Secretary in the Sport Ministry, Alfred King, representatives of five of the nine clubs were on hand to receive the pieces of equipment. These kits consisted of balls, cones, bibs, nets, a coach’s outfit and other equipment used by coaches.
The Executive Committee of the EDFA, through King, who is also the president, had made a promise to assist the coaches during a coaching seminar held earlier in the year.
The initiative forms part of the developmental thrust of the association, which started with the coaching session which sought to build the capacity of the coaches to deliver quality coaching during competitions.
“This we hope will benefit the players, which will in turn improve the quality of play. It is also hoped that the kits will be used to supplement the job that is already being done by the coaches,” a release from the EDFA stated.
King, addressing the representatives on Saturday, said the donation is a part of concerted effort to improve the level of football on the East Coast of Demerara.
“So we’re hoping that with the strategy that we have, you would see a structured development for football on the East Coast, and over time, of course in the next two or three years, one, we would have really strong clubs that would be competing nationally [and two] more players competing for national places at every level of football,” King pointed out.
The clubs represented on Saturday were Ann’s Grove, Buxton Stars, Beterverwagting, Victoria, Paradise and Golden Stars. Absent were Mahaica, Plaisance and Buxton Youth Developers.