Edwards to run Asian coaching course

Like father like sons ... Cameron, Alistair and Ryan Edwards.

Assistant national technical director Alistair Edwards will conduct a refresher course for future coaches in Korea Republic under the auspices of the Asian Football Confederation.

Edwards, who played 19 times for Australia, left Sydney on Wednesday for the six-day course at the Korean national training centre in Seoul starting on Saturday.

The course entitled Project Future is a long-term coaching and refereeing development program initiated by the AFC as an integral part of developing football throughout Asia.

Its aim is to provide the latest football knowledge in the form of an AFC-sponsored development path for young potential elite coaches.

The focus of the course is for 20 young coaches to get practical insights on how professional clubs train for a home or away game.

The coaches will observe the training of K-League club FC Seoul and Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad as well as the AFC Champions League quarter-final match between the two next week.

"They will be asked, under my guidance, to devise practice sessions based on what they have observed in the match," Edwards said.

"This is a great opportunity for the selected young coaches to view and analyse the actual training of a professional club team before a match and the day after the match and to see how this links to the game-day experience."

Edwards will also oversee a visit to FC Seoul's headquarters where a club representative will make a presentation about the club's Vision/Mission, administration structure, player development and grassroots programs as well a tour of the club's facilities.

Source SBS