Coaches from around the world will be given a unique opportunity to connect and learn from some of the world’s best football leaders at the inaugural online OFC Coaches Conference 2022.  

The one-day event hosted by Great Big Events will take place on Sunday, October 2 from 11.00am-5.00pm NZT.

A menu of presentations, including practical coaching session deliveries will be provided for participants, where they are able to listen, reflect and refine their own coaching practices.

The topics include Youth Player Development, Lessons on Leadership, Integration of outfield players in Goalkeeping Coaching and Physical Preparation of Female Players.

Additionally, coaches will gain access to OFC Learn, an online platform that offers different educational resources such as online courses, webinars, a library of articles and community groups.

A diverse range of speakers with a wealth of knowledge and experiences have been confirmed which include FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger.

Prior to his current role, Wenger was the Arsenal Manager from 1996-2018 where he was the longest-serving and most successful in the club’s history, holding the record for the most Premier League matches managed.

Canada national women’s head coach Beverly Priestman will also feature in the event.

Priestman was appointed as head coach in 2021 and led her side to win gold at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and most recently qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™️.

Click here and register before Friday, October 1, 12.00pm NZT.


Confirmed speakers for OFC Coaches Conference 2022

Arsène Wenger | FIFA Chief of Global Football Development

Beverly Priestman | Canada national women’s head coach

Ben Bartlett | Fulham Football Club Head of Academy Coaching

Owen Eastwood | Performance coach

Fabian Otte | Borussia Möenchengladbach First Team Goalkeeping coach

Dawn Scott | Inter Miami CF Performance Director

Damian Roden | Football Association of Wales Coach Educator

Timo Jankowski | Fiji Football Association Technical Director

Paul Nevin | West Ham United Football Club first-team coach

Chris Adams | Northern Suburbs Football Association Community Manager

Paul Temple | Wellington Phoenix Football Club Academy Technical Director

Gemma Lewis | New Zealand U-20 women’s head coach

Sean Douglas | OFC E-Learning Development Manager

Michael Rechner | 1899 Hoffenheim goalkeeping coach

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