05 March 2004

Coaches return from Los Angeles

Santa Rosa coaches Timothy Rochford (Under 13) and Anderson Veronique (Under 18) have returned from a two-week attachment to the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.

From 14-21 March 2004, Rochford and Veronique assisted the twice-daily Galaxy training sessions and traveled with the team to its training matches. The coaches also observed the rehabilitation of injured Galaxy players. As part of their intensive programme, they also participated in the training of girls and boys age group teams of the Southern California Youth Soccer Association. Importantly, the Santa Rosa coaches also established contact with several Southern California university coaches. The club is currently exploring the possibility of securing at least one scholarship for the 2004-2005 academic year.

In 2003, both Rochford and Veronique also attended a FIFA futsal (five-a-side) coaching course in Trinidad.

Timothy Rochford (L) and Andy Veronique (R) with Hyung Mong Bo, Korea Republic captain

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