An encouraging group of coaches from the Nurseries of St. Venera, Pieta and Marsa attended for an instructional meeting at Centru Parrokjali St. Venera, organised by St. Venera United Youth Nursery.
The meeting was opened by St. Venera Head coach Mr. Raymond Decelis who made a presentation on FIFA Grassroots programme. Mr. Decelis spoke about the Codes of Conduct and the importance that the Coach enjoys working with children and be ready to listen and to encourage them.
The main speaker was Physiotherapist, Mr. Ray Bezzina, with a presentation on Preventing and Rehabilitation after injury, good and safe workouts and proper stretching. Mr. Bezzina emphasized the importance not to ignore pain in children, saying that it is a process of growing. He also suggested screening for children around the age of 12 and thus avoid injuries. After the presentation there was question time and coaches participated.
At the end of the meeting St. Venera President, Mr. Godwin J. Aquilina, thanked Mr. Bezzina and presented him with a memento.