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FA international course welcomes AFDP-nominated Asian coaches

By JT - Sep 15,2014 - Last updated at Sep 15,2014

AMMAN — For the third consecutive year, the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) has received scholarships from the Football Association (FA) for Asian coaches to participate in the FA International Coaching Course in St. George’s Park, England, as part of the FA’s international bursary scheme, according to a statement from AFDP.

The coaches nominated for the course by AFDP this year are Anjana Turambekar, a coach in the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Grassroots programme, and Le Dinh Chung, head of Technical Department at Football for All in Vietnam. The two selected coaches will have access to high-level practical and theoretical training at the home of English football for two weeks ending on September 28, including sessions on principles of play, attitudes and ethics, long-term player development and player psychology and motivation.

“The Football Association’s international bursary scheme has enabled us to further empower aspiring coaches from Bhutan, Jordan, Philippines and now India and Vietnam which will undoubtedly contribute to the development of football in Asia as a whole. We highly value the support of the Football Association not only for the wealth of knowledge and expertise provided by this prestigious programme but also for welcoming our coaches with such hospitality and generosity,” AFDP Chairman HRH Prince Ali was quoted in the statement as saying.

“I feel humbled to be the AFDP-nominated AIFF candidate and I take distinct pride that I will be able to be a coaching ambassador for AIFF during this course,” Turambekar said in the statement.

Chung, who has previously played in top level teams in Vietnam for over 10 years, was quoted in the statement as saying: “I am very proud to be selected as a bursary student at the FA course, my ambition is to contribute back for the development of both football and society in Vietnam.”

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