THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has announced that they will step up the level of their organized competitions.
Competitions Department Manager, Gerald Oiaka last week revealed there are areas that need to be strengthened in order for competitions to be more competitive.
Areas highlighted are coaching License and referee qualification, club administration and sports medicine.
“The Competitions department aims to organize more national and competitive competitions, to do so; there are other areas we need to strengthen.
“For the coaching accreditations, the coaches that will coach clubs participating in SIFF organized competitions must have some accreditations like C License, B License.
“For TSL, the minimum required accreditation for coaches is the senior C License and B License.
“These are requirements that are also in the regulation to qualify a coach to coach a club or national teams.
“More refresher courses will be organized for Match officials along with practical and fitness tests.
“Another one is the capacity building for team managers, introducing them to the use of online technology, Comet.
“SIFF will work closely with Sports Medical Commission to organize more refresher courses to help the local physios and other medical officials,” Oiaka said.
Also as part of SIFF’s strategy to step up competitions, they have offered $600K for the TSL clubs.
This is to help each participating clubs’ administration.
SIFF will also strengthen its competitions department by recruiting new competition coordinators and managers.
By CARLOS ARUAFU