Newly Appointed BVIFA General Secretary To Head Up CONCACAF D License Coaching


Action from the first CONCACAF "D" License course held in 2015. Photo: BVIFA

Action from the first CONCACAF “D” License course held in 2015. Photo: BVIFA

The F.A. is pleased to announce that Mr. Paul Hewlett commenced his role as General Secretary today, Monday 1st February and will be based at the Head Office at the Botanic Station, Road Town, Tortola.

Mr. Hewlett will bring a wealth of sporting knowledge to the Association, not only with experience at domestic level, but also Regional and International levels.

His organizational skills and track record from Grassroots development to Olympic Committee and Governmental relationships will bring a fresh dynamic to Football and create an environment for the game to progress to new heights.

“It is an exciting challenge and one I’m looking forward to” commented Mr. Hewlett “I was impressed with the President’s vision for the development of the game and although there is a lot of hard work ahead, I’m sure working together with the various committees and clubs we can ensure Football in the Territory has a bright future”

Mr. Hewlett has hit the ground running with planning for the upcoming Caribbean Cup fixture against Dominica, which will be hosted by the F.A. on March 26th at the A.O. Shirley Ground, but has also been immediately involved with the second Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football “D” License Coaching Course.

There is still space on the Course which kicks off on Friday February 5th with a compulsory Introduction Workshop at the F.A. Head Office from 6pm. The participants will be given a wealth of information from Mr. Hewlett on the expectations that the Association has for the Coaches, with the aim of ensuring all those who attend understand their prospective roles and opportunities as licensed Coaches.

On Saturday 13th February the first stage of the Programme begins with a First Aid course, covering such important topics as Safety, Personal Care, Bleeding and Shock, Fractures, Sprains and strains, Prevention of concussion, CPR and understanding medical conditions.

From Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st February, the course moves to Theory and Practical sessions, with CONCACAF Facilitators, including Technical Training, Principles of Attack, Principles of Defense, session planning, small sided games and age appropriate training.

The Course concludes with exams in both Theory and Practical.