Saint Lucia is currently playing host to the FIFA Course for Regional Technical Directors and General Secretaries for Member Association (MA), the six day course is being held at the Bay Gardens Hotel.
Bermuda is being represented by David Sabir and Maurice Lowe.
Football is the core business of each Member Association. A strong technical director leading an efficient Technical department with qualified staff and an excellent relationship with the Association’s General Secretary coupled with a strategy and long term development plan are among the most important factors in successful football development.
For this reason, FIFA commenced an education programme for Technical Directors in 2016 and since then has organized forty one courses and workshops at different levels.
Since the beginning of 2019, General Secretaries have also been invited to participate to allow them to discuss among other matters, the complimentary roles the General Secretary and Technical Director have in a Federation, and the close cooperation between the administrative and technical sectors.
The six Day course which has targeted approximately forty participants from the region has incorporated ten modules which are as follows: FIFA Development Strategy; National Football Philosophy – LTDP; The Role of the Technical Director; Relations with other MA departments and external relations; Relations with Elected Members – presidents committee members; Management leadership and organization of meetings; The set-up of a Technical Department; Relation of Technical Director with General Secretary; Recruitment and training of Staff and Human Resources Tools.