Football Federation Tasmania recently presented Football Federation Australia’s Talent I.D Course at KGV Football Park.  The two-day course was attended by twenty seven representatives from Tasmanian clubs and included club technical directors, youth coaches and youth coordinators.  Three FFA staff attended the course, including National Technical Director, Eric Abrams.

“Eric was very pleased with the attendance and level of involvement from the local coaches in discussion and feedback.” FFT Technical Director Michael Edwards.

“The course is aimed at putting in place, across the country, a consistent yet simple method of evaluating potentially talented players.  Based on evidence from research and combining years of football experience from practicing coaches, a template for assessing players is evolving.

“The course presented the attending coaches with this current information and allowed them the opportunity to put their learning into practice by viewing a match between the Tasmania State U14 and U15 boys squads.” Edwards said.

Tasmania was the third Member Federation to present the course; having been previously held in Queensland and Western Australia.

It’s hoped the course will help local coaches to identify and monitor the progress of players in the region who have the potential to represent Tasmania or Australia.