Twenty-six (26) persons have completed the National Sports Commission (NSC)/Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) five-day training course and received their certificates yesterday at the closing ceremony held at the National Racquet Centre.
The initiative, which was a joint partnership between the NSC, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of the Kingdom of Netherlands, consisted of both practical and theoretical sessions.
It was conducted by KNVB representative Andre Simmelink in conjunction with Surinamese Football Coach Kenneth Jaliens.
Among the participants were physical education teachers and representatives from several youth and sporting organizations.
Christopher Jones, Director of Sports, during the feature address at the closing ceremony said: “We want to provide every opportunity for you to excel. Provide you training, provide you with certification of participation that is why when the opportunity presented itself, we were only too excited.
“I want to say to you now that this is not a one and done, it is essentially the beginning of many more to come”.
Meanwhile, Simmelink during brief remarks said that he hopes the training received will serve the individuals well in the future, adding that the logical next step is to build on the knowledge received.
Prior to the conclusion of the ceremony, both instructors were recipients of tokens of appreciation from the NSC Director. They were also presented with a framed copy of their first group picture.