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44 - QUARTERLY REVIEW that can make the difference in a game. And it really is like this. This little difference in training can end up making the result change. “We try tailor the content to trends the game, so we analysed the last FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and use that in the coaching tool to take the game forward. “Funding is available within the FIFA Forward Programme and if beach soccer is a priority for federations, then it’s a possibility. You guys have a chance to think about this and see where there may be possibilities.” The penultimate speaker was Anton Sealey, President of the Bahamas Football Association, who will host the ninth edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in April and May next year,

with Nassau becoming the centre of the beach soccer universe for more than 10 days. Sealey, who explained how the build up to the showpiece is going in the Bahamas, assured that everything is now on track after the difficult weeks Hurricane Matthew brought. “We will be ready for you,” the BFA president explained. “Our preparations have begun in earnest and we are satisfied with where we are right now. “We have a working session with FIFA and BSWW soon where we will accelerate our progression, I’m sure. The whole country has embraced this wonderful opportunity given to us by FIFA to host this event.” After guests were given a run-through of planning for the event,


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