Team Philippines’ Chef de Mission and PSC Chairman William Ramirez on Tuesday emphasized the need for more women coaches in the country since female strategists have unique way to feel the heart and read the mind of athletes.
“Women have the special ability to (feel) the heart and (read) mind of an athlete,” the agency chief during the opening of the Women In Sports Leadership and Coaching Seminar at the Century Park Hotel in Manila.
Over 150 sports women leaders, coaches, and local government representatives all over the country attended the opening of the four-day seminar with PSC Commissioner Celia Kiram and Australia-based coach Patricia Puzon as resource speakers.
“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,” added Ramirez.
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,” added Puzon.
The four-day seminar was the agency’s successor event to last year’s Women’s Congress, with Ilocos Norte Governor Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos attending the event.
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”.