Press Releases ● Oct 29, 2015

Knowledge-sharing Workshop Held At JBS For Coaches And Officials



SINGAPORE, 29 October 2015: More than 50 coaches and officials from the top teams and youth sides in Singapore today attended the FAS Coaching Workshop held at Jalan Besar Stadium.


Headlined “Improving your game by learning from the best”, the workshop featured four key topics including international trends and modern art of goalkeeping.


National Coach Bernd Stange presented 12 key points on the latest trends in international football, including building up play from the goalkeeper, possession and counter attacking football.


Coach Juergen Raab shared with the participants his experience in managing the fitness levels of players in between matches, while Dr Cormac O’Muircheartaigh gave a presentation on the topic “Injury Diagnosis & Management in Football”.


Consulting Goalkeeper Coach Guy Martens, who has been credited for the development of current Belgium and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, spoke on the importance of training goalkeepers together with the outfield players.


The participants actively engaged the speakers during the workshop and many found the specific sessions insightful.


“It’s a wonderful initiative to present four key topics during a day seminar, including two non-tactical related topics like fitness and injuries management. We are always learning and it’s important for us to improve by learning from the best – including experienced personnel as well as the latest trends in the industry. The speakers are well-respected and they presented their topics in a clear and easy-to-understand manner,” expressed Mr Chong Wei Chiang, General Manager of the S.League 2014 champions Warriors FC.


Mr Karim Bencherifa, head coach of Warriors FC, said: ‚ÄúEducation will help us to progress, and hence I am delighted to be here today. I’ve learnt a lot today from the presenters, especially Juergen Raab’s presentation on managing and improving the fitness of players. He has the experience of club coaching in the Bundesliga and his presentation was extremely insightful. Overall, it‚Äôs a great learning experience for us. I look forward to more of such knowledge-sharing seminars.‚Äù


Echoing similar sentiments,  the fitness coach of Warriors FC, Mr Silas Karim noted: ‚ÄúAs a young coach, I appreciate and value opportunities to attend capacity-building workshops like this seminar which enable us to learn from the experts in the various footballing topics, including sports science and medicine. The presentation topics covered today are relevant to coaches like myself, and I thank FAS for the professional organization of this seminar and the wonderful hospitality of its staff and presenters.‚Äù


FAS President Zainudin Nordin said: “Coach education and development is a key priority for us. In addition to bringing on-board qualified and well-respected technical personnel who will play a key role in mentoring our players and coaches, workshops and seminars are key knowledge-transfer platforms for us to engage our coaches. We are pleased with the turnout at today’s session as well as the level of engagement among the coaches and officials. We will continue to host these sessions aimed at further developing our coaches which will in turn lead to enhanced training of our players.”