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U15 Elite Youth Development Report – Dec 2017

After careful analysis of 2016/2017 youth programmes in Botswana the BFA Technical Department together with a FIFA expert (Mr. Govinden Thondoo) came up with the following proposals:

  • To use the existing Youth Competitions(schools and regional leagues) as a platform to select players and build two (2) teams per region in the Southern and Eastern Zones due to the areas’ vast population.
  • To then create two (2) Youth Leagues with 10 teams in each zone
  • To promote training (at least 3 sessions per week) and player development programmes for the created teams.
  • To develop an annual plan of activities taking into consideration the school calendar to avoid clashes with school activities.
  • The annual fixtures to run from October 2017 to April 2018 for the 1st phase and from August 2018 to March 2019 for the next edition
  • At the end of the competition BFA Technical Department to organise a national training camp including an elite competition with the selected young talented players during the month of August 2018
  • This process will facilitate the building of the national U16 team

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52 Grassroots Instructors Graduate

Today, 52 grassroots instructors graduated after Kindly weeklong Grassroots Instructors course ended in Gaborone and Francistown.

The course was run by Uric Matheiot in Gaborone and Kim Paulson in Francistown who are both FIFA accredited instructors.

The closing ceremony was held following a Grassroots Festival which involved 140 children from Kopong Primary School and Tshiamo Primary school.

The festival is was to illustrate skills gained and ability to transfer those by the cause participants.

Botswana Football Association wishes to thank this selfless man and woman who give their time and effort to the development of the game.

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