|Mr Sablon delivered his presentation|
Citing these aspects - "Grassroots", "Elite Youth" and "Coach Education" as the three pillars under the Belgian's vision for the Republic's football development program, the whole idea is to place a systematic structure that build up from the ground level to achieve a "Singapore Style" of football.
For a start, kids at the age between six and thirteenth will be placed under the "Grassroots" level where "FUN" element is the main feature for the youngest participants who will learn to play the game under a stress-free environment before progress gradually to learn the finer aspects of the game such as skills like passing, dribbling, etc. as they grow older.
|The media listening attentively to what are in store|
In order to do so, the former Belgian assistant national coach revealed a principle agreement had been reached with the People's Association (PA) to collaborate the program by utilising the statutory board's 28 CSC facilities island-wide on top of those five centres operated directly by the FAS.
Given the magnitude of this ground-breaking program, it is also essential to see emphasis being placed on raising quality of the coaching in the setup with workshops and courses in the pipeline to raise the standards to meet the demand that will see a total of number of 33 "Head Coaches" oversee each of the 33 centres with a help of a qualified assistant.
|Mr Sablon holds a copy of the "Grassroots Manual"|
"It took eight years in Belgium," said Mr Sablon to see the program he devised that reaped dividends with the likes of Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku emerged from his native Belgium."It will take time with a lot of passion and conviction that we have to start from the very beginning."