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Premier Skills increasing coaching base in Indonesia

28 Jul 2018
Premier Skills, Bandung, Indonesia

See photos from Bandung as 12 trainees gain the knowledge to educate other coaches in their communities

Premier League's Premier Skills programme last week returned to Indonesia as community coaches started learning how to become coach educators.

Here, we tell the story of an intensive five days in Bandung:

Twelve community coaches started Phase 3 of Premier Skills at the FootballPlus Arena.

Premier Skills, Bandung, Indonesia

Having come through the first two phases of Premier Skills to qualify as coaches, the participants are now picking up the skills and knowledge so they can return to their own communities and train coaches themselves.

Premier Skills, Bandung, Indonesia

The Phase 3 section involves learning in the classroom as well as on the pitch.

Premier Skills, Bandung, Indonesia

Premier Skills, which is run in partnership with the British Council, was re-launched in Indonesia in 2017 and has provided training opportunities to 53 new community coaches and 60 referees who have in turn reached 2,600 young people within their communities.

Premier Skills, Bandung, Indonesia

The 12 participants were assessed on how they planned and led drills.

And they had a chance to put what they have learnt into action when 40 trainee coaches attended the course to be put through their paces.

Premier Skills, Bandung, Indonesia

They will now develop their coach educator skills in their own communities before the next stage of the course in November.

Premier Skills, Bandung, Indonesia

The course was run in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia, the Indonesia Football Association and the Government of Bandung.

Premier Skills, Bandung, Indonesia

"I have been really impressed with how all the coaches have started to make this transition from coach to coach educator," says Premier Skills coach Jez Weeks.

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