|Roy Blanche-Coach Kuwait National Futsal Team|
Roy has been offered the position with the Kuwait National Futsal Team and is currently working hard with the team in preparation for the 2014 AFC Futsal Championships in Vietnam from April 30-May 10. The Kuwait National Team will be traveling to Murcia, Spain for a camp and friendlies versus Pozo Murcia and Cartagena are part of the itinerary prior to heading out to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to play a series of friendlies before their arrival to Ho Chi Minh City-Vietnam for the 2014 AFC Futsal Championships. Roy Blanche will finish off his current contract with the National Team and will return to Toronto, Canada by May 10th pending the national sides success in Vietnam.
The experience Roy is currently receiving in the Middle East is superior to any experience he currently could receive in his native land Canada. His former club Al-Arabi SC competed in the Kuwait Futsal League which currently ranks top 10 in the world for FIFA Futsal Leagues. FIFA Futsal Rankings, as of March 2014, lists Kuwait as 43rd in the world and Canada currently sits in 60th place with no activity in futsal since the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Qualifier.
We all miss him dearly, especially those players that had the opportunity to train with him at Futsal Club Toronto, currently the only club in Canada that provides 100% futsal training. He is truly an exceptional coach with strong values, morals and ethics and delivers his sessions with great passion which makes him not only a great coach but a true mentor for all athletes. As a coach he is gaining an incredible amount of knowledge that will only compliment the training and expertise provided to all members at Futsal Club Toronto and to Canada Futsal minds who currently seek and lack the futsal coaching courses necessary to develop the sport and to implement in trainings; something not currently being offered in Ontario or Canada. Futsal forms part of new LTPD program and coaches could benefit immensely from Roy’s futsal coaching expertise abroad; however, we are optimistic and remain enthusiastic of what the future holds for futsal in Ontario and Canada as we are certain there is a bright future for a nation that experiences a good 7 months of winter.
|Kuwait National Futsal Team-Technical Staff|