Philippines

PSC Chairman Ramirez calls for `more women coaches’

Ramirez calls for “more women coaches”

ON TRACK FOR SEA GAMES. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez assures that the country is more than ready to host the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), during a press briefing at the PSC office, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila on Friday (Jan. 18, 2019). Ramirez, who co-chairs the Philippine SEAG Organizing Committee, said the construction and renovation of sports facilities, as well as procurement of sports equipment, are ongoing. (PNA file photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez on Tuesday called for more women coaches in honor of the Filipino women coaches who played an important role in honing the best athletes in the country.

Ramirez, the chef de mission of Team Philippines in the 30th Southeast Asian Games which the country will host later this year, made this call as he graced the Sports Leadership and Coaching Seminar at the Century Park Hotel.

“Women have the special ability to read the heart and mind of an athlete,” Ramirez said in his speech.

“Coaching is not always perfect, but it is leadership. I want to honor our Filipino women who truly exemplify the self-awareness, ingenuity, love and heroism in honing the best in our athletes,” he added.

The seminar was attended by over 150 sports women leaders, coaches, and local government representatives all over the country.

PSC Commissioner Celia Kiram and Australia-based coach Patricia Puzon have been invited as resource speakers.

Puzon is the author of the book, “Becoming a Great Coach” and the director, founder and head coach of MAC’s CrankIt Tennis Academy (MCTA) in New South Wales, Australia.

“I share the call of Chairman Ramirez to develop our Filipino women coaches,” Puzon said.

The four-day seminar was the PSC’s follow up event to last year’s Women’s Congress attended by former Ilocos Norte Governor and now Senator Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos.

The PSC continues to promote activities on women in sports, as mandated by law through Republic Act 9710, also called the “Magna Carta of Women”. (PNA)

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