Thongsook College is very rich in land and recently opened its gates to the Coaching Football Association (CFA) for the purposes of certifying 49 new football coaches. On September 23rd through September 28th, approximately 60 avid sports enthusiasts made gleeful use of Thongsook's unusually large sporting fields.
There were three trainers present from the Department of Physical Education and they travelled to Thongsook College in order to train many prospective coaches. The CFA itself is actually a rather new association and the gathering was their second such training.
In order to coach football in Thailand, a person must hold a 'T-license' and the CFA is one of the organizations which can certify a footballer with such a license. The training session at Thongsook was unusual, though.
Not only was it was free of charge; but Thongsook College provides the only available football field for free usage in Western Bangkok. Many other available fields charge a fee and that puts a damper on the natural spirit of sports.
Thongsook College & the CFA know that the cost of sports can be very high for many Thai families. Working together, Thongsook College and the CFA are providing a valuable community service to reduce the burdensome cost of participating in sports.
For Thongsook College, however, this is hardly the first time that the school has provided major support for athletics in Bangkok. Thongsook College has also sponsored a number of professional Thai boxers over past years and frequently opens its large conference room up to local sports groups.
These sporting outreaches are also a valuable part of Thongsook's commitment to welcoming multinational students as sports appeal to people from all over the world, not just Thailand. Green-space is rather difficult to come by in Bangkok and collaborations like that of Thongsook College and the CFA help insure that everyone who wants to play gets to play, regardless of their personal wealth or nationality.