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Good start for women coaches in Hungary

Published: Friday 18 October 2013, 9.52CET
Two members of the current senior national team are among the trainees in a Hungarian Football Federation scheme designed to give women a foothold on the coaching ladder.
Good start for women coaches in Hungary
A hands-on exercise for the coaching students ©mlsz.hu
Published: Friday 18 October 2013, 9.52CET

Good start for women coaches in Hungary

Two members of the current senior national team are among the trainees in a Hungarian Football Federation scheme designed to give women a foothold on the coaching ladder.

The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ), led by Sándor Csányi, has again underlined its desire to attract and involve women in football by introducing a new coaching course.

The MLSZ recognises the importance of women's football and has a clear strategy to improve the current situation. Basic coach education is one part of this plan, designed to lay firm foundations for future development.

The MLSZ's coach education centre has started a new grassroots C licence programme for people looking to work in youth football, with children aged between 5 and 14. One branch of this initiative is dedicated exclusively to women who, after 16 weeks and 66 hours of education, can earn their grassroots C coaching licence.

Among the 18 students on the specialist branch are two members of the women's national team, Boglárka Szabó and Júlia Németh, as well as the head coach of the women's Under-17 side, Andrea Lévay. "This course is undoubtedly useful for women at the start of their coaching careers so they can build their confidence and introduce training drills for other women and girls," Lévay said.

"We have a few active footballers here and a good group of people who can all improve, even those who've already studied coaching in the past. The tutors are excellent at presenting the material and make every effort to help the students become better coaches."

Last updated: 21/10/13 11.36CET

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