The Powerhouse Project, in partnership with Right to Dream and Nike, is thrilled to announce the launch of a pioneering women's coach education programme, named ‘Coaching Queens: CAF D License’ - with a nod to the Ghanaian Women’s national team ‘The Black Queens’.
This groundbreaking initiative aims to empower and uplift female coaches in Ghana, enabling them to embark on a transformative journey towards becoming CAF D License Coaches.
The Women's Coach Education Programme, a first-of-its-kind in the region, will see six talented female coaches from Ghana selected to participate in an intensive three-month training experience. These exceptional coaches will receive top-tier instruction and mentorship from renowned experts in the field, gaining invaluable knowledge and skills that will propel their coaching careers to new heights.
The Powerhouse Project, an organisation dedicated to empowering female leaders through football, has joined forces with Right to Dream, a prestigious football academy focused on providing educational and athletic opportunities to young talents, and Nike, a global leader in sportswear and innovation. Together, they aim to address the gender disparity in coaching and create a more inclusive and equitable landscape for female coaches in Ghana.
Through the Women's Coach Education Programme, the selected coaches will receive comprehensive training in various aspects of coaching, including tactical analysis, player development, leadership, and sports psychology. The curriculum has been designed to enhance their expertise and empower them with the tools necessary to excel in their coaching careers.
As part of the programme, the coaches will also have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources, allowing them to immerse themselves fully in the learning process. This holistic approach will ensure that they receive a well-rounded education and develop a deep understanding of the complexities of coaching, preparing them for future challenges and opportunities.
"We are incredibly excited about this partnership and the opportunities it presents for female coaches in Ghana," said Rosie Kmita, Co-Founder of The Powerhouse Project. "By providing the coaches with a unique platform to enhance their skills and knowledge, we aim to break down barriers and open doors for these talented individuals to excel in their coaching careers."
This initiative aligns with the shared vision of The Powerhouse Project, Right to Dream, and Nike to promote gender equality in sports and create a pathway for female coaches to thrive. By investing in the development of these coaches, the organisations are taking a crucial step towards bridging the gender gap in the coaching landscape and fostering a more diverse and inclusive environment.
The Women's Coach Education Programme represents a significant milestone in the journey towards empowering women in sports and enhancing opportunities for female coaches in Ghana. As these exceptional coaches embark on this transformative experience, their impact will extend far beyond their immediate circles, inspiring generations of aspiring female coaches and creating a legacy of empowerment and achievement.
“This exciting partnership is another step forward in our longstanding commitment to women's football,” said Eddie Mensah, CEO of Right to Dream Academy, Ghana. “Through this unique opportunity, our goal is to empower aspiring female coaches, supporting their career development and paving the way for a more inclusive future in Ghana and beyond.”