Coach Corner : Hardworking Coach Ann Nyman Excelling With a Dream in Mens Field

Coach Corner : Hardworking Coach Ann Nyman Excelling With a Dream in Mens Field

Anna Nyman Swedish international, done her first coaching course in the small island Gotland as a 14year old and was so lucky then he had regional LFA president who believed in development.


She obtained level 2 certificate of coaching before turning 22 years.

Growing up in the island gave her lot of opportunities allowing her to grow in football territory inspired by support given by regional president, as was brought early into football as an instructor at talent camps for regional youth and was later given the responsibility for youth development and chairing regional coaches committee as two of her responsibilities as member of REC.

She then got chance to work in the offices both club and of the FA, also had short career as a regional referee before she keep focus in coaching.

For 15years, she was involved in coaching parallel with playing with the main focus on developing young players through FA.

At the age of 30, she got employed by the Swedish FA as talent developer with responsibility to develop national team players in far South of Sweden

After obtaining UEFA A coaching license, she then got into coaching education and found herself in South Africa, Northern of KwaZulu-Natal at Umkhayakude to run the football for life program, it’s a girl’s empowerment programme operates as NGO THANDA FOUNDATION TRUST and it’s funded by Swedish top side FC Rosengard and their closed sponsors.

That is were she got involved with a local team of Umkhayakude called Thanda lions FC playing at SAB league.

The team’s first breakthrough was in 2010 in the Nedbank cup, where they ended as best SAB team in KZN but was knocked out by Amajuba on the deciding game with then Vodacom side.28271_505586645358_7393830_n

Coach Anna says ” I love coaching because of its complexity, its a platform where as a coach can groom and develop players to be responsible adults and great leaders in future”

Her side campaigns in the SAB league and looking forward to getting into ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE and that will be a great achievement for players in the area as well as opportunities lack to reach rural communities.

On her arrival in South Africa, got inspired to see Deli Mbatha , Maud Khumalo, Anna Monate, Tracey Pepper just to name a few that have stood firm and excel in men’s territory showcasing their talents and that keeps her going.

“I want to be the catalyst for the youth of rural areas, to go for their dreams” concluded Coach Anna Nyman