Coaching Portugal hosted the 6th Coaching Congress of Portuguese Language with the theme “Coaches in the world” on the 3rd and 4th of June 2017 in Gondomar, European City of Sport 2017.
“On this unique stage, where we join coaches of all sports, the presence of John Bales praised and honoured the congress and transformed it into a success!” said Pedro Sequeira President of Coaching Portugal.
Involved in these two days of congress there were more than 500 participants, 67 lecturers, 14 sports workshops and about 50 guests from government and sports entities.
The 6th Coaching Congress was also credited with 2.2 credit units so coaches could renew their TPTD - Professional Coach Title of Sport which was the outcome of the new law in Portugal for the career of the coach.
Gondomar was also the stage of the 1st meeting of the Lusophone Confederation of Coaches with the participation of the countries of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and of course Portugal with the special presences of the Institute of Sport of Portugal and ICCE and where Portugal proposed a memorandum of understanding for a training of coaches in the Lusophone space.