Jamaican Level II coach Toni Cowan is the only Caribbean representative amongst 35 women selected for FIFA’s Women’s Football Development Coach Mentorship Programme. The programme began on October 29, 2018 at FIFA’s House of Football in Zurich, Switzerland.
”The new project is designed to support female coaches by enabling them to acquire new knowledge, skills and experience that they can harness in their careers,” FIFA said.
Women coaches from all over the world have gathered in Zurich for the two-day workshop, where they will be paired with colossal names of women’s football, allowing them to benefit from invaluable first-hand advice, gain new ideas and share best practice.
Communication between the female coaches and their mentors will continue after the workshop, with the programme concluding in November 2019.
The programme charts the way in which FIFA will work with confederations and Member Associations (MAs), clubs and players, the media, fans and other stakeholders to realise the full potential that exists within the women’s game. Cowan is a former coach of Jamaica’s U15 Girls team.