St. John’s, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda Football Association completed today, a FIFA Member Association Women’s Coaching Course at the Antigua Recreation Ground. The week long course which had over 25 participants is designed to educate
persons on intermediate level training for women.

FIFA MA Instructor Andrea Rodenbaug

FIFA MA Instructor Andrea Rodenbaug

The course facilitator Andrea Rodenbaug, of Mexico is no stranger to the shores of Antigua. Rodenbaug has been training many coaches in Antigua over the past years through the FIFA MA course. At the closing ceremony ABFA President Everton “Batow,” Gonsalves was extremely happy that yet another female course was done in Antigua.

To the right: Joella Potter-Isaac, and Lorraine Charles CONCACAF "D" License coaches

To the right: Antigua and Barbuda Female coaches Joella Potter-Isaac, and Lorraine Charles are certified “D” License coaches, the other five (two not caption) is awaiting their results from the CONCACAF D License Course held last month in Antigua

Gonsalves stated “The ABFA has put a strong emphasis on the women’s side of the game by making sure coaches are well educated on the topic year after year. So I’m extremely happy that we have so many young female coaches presents here and I sense this is something special for women’s football in Antigua.”

Vice President of the ABFA and Head of Women’s Football in Antigua Gwen Salmon, was proud of the female turnout for the course and thinks the foundation of women coaches in Antigua has started.

Salmon Stated “Having another women’s coaching course in Antigua and also so many participants will always be positive, but the fact that we not only have females attending the course but for the first time certified female coaches and female school coaches shows that the foundation is being built right before our eyes.”

The week-long course involves all aspects of women’s football including fitness, team preparation, knowledge of the games and the development of women’s football.