The South African Football Association in conjunction with Lotto SA have an eight-day D-License coaching course in Upington, Northern Cape, which is an all-women affair running from 16-23 August, 2019.

According to the federation, this course has been put in place as an experimental course, to check out the pros and cons before going nationally with the project.

The key elements of the current D-License include:

  • The South African football philosophy
  • Football complexity and intricacies
  • Characteristics of the needs of kids between the ages of 6-12 years
  • Life support and first aid among other issues

Over the past few days, there have been 27 participants from five different regions where learning and information changing has been key elements to the course.

Once change is away from the original five days course duration, with this being the first time that the more intensive course will run over eight days, following new rule changes implemented by CAF.

By the end of the course, successful candidates will be awarded with an official SAFA and CAF accredited entry level coaching certificate.


Photo 1 Caption: The 27 participants at the SAFA D-License coaching course in Upington, Northern Cape, as the federation seeks to uplift women in the sport and offer them the opportunity to obtain an accredited coaching certificate. Photo: