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ABOUT COACH AFONSO

WHO IS?

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Born on June 6, 1999, in Póvoa de Varzim, a city north of Porto. This is his fourth year as a coach, he has gone through 2 clubs and several experiences. Coach Afonso is passionate about basketball. He was an athlete from 2007 to 2016, that is, for 9 years always at Clube Desportivo da Póvoa, a club in his city. Then, he decided to follow the path of a basketball coach and this has been his path ever since:

  • Certified with Level I Coach in 2016-2017
  • U19W Inter-Associations winner in 2016-2017, as head coach for Clube Desportivo da Póvoa
  • Head Coach U16 F in 2016-2017 at Clube Desportivo da Póvoa
  • U18M Inter-Associations winner in 2017-2018, as assistant coach for Clube Desportivo José Régio
  • U16M 2nd District Division winner in 2017-2018, as assistant coach for Clube Desportivo José Régio
  • Head Coach U16M in 2018-2019 at Clube Desportivo José Régio
  • Assistant Coach U18M in 2018-2019 at Clube Desportivo José Régio
  • Level II Coach Course 2019, Covilhã
  • Head Coach U15M in 2019 – so far at Clube Desportivo da Póvoa
  • U16M Assistant Coach in 2019 – so far at Clube Desportivo da Póvoa
  • Level II Intern

In addition to basketball, Coach Afonso is passionate about marketing and is taking the Global Marketing course at IPAM. He is currently in the second year of the course. In the future after the end of the degree, he intends to do a master’s degree in Sports Marketing.

Afonso is a very positive and ambitious person, he doesn’t give up until “the horn rings”. Passionate about the development of his players and believes that the relationship between the coach and the player makes the difference in the final result.

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COACH AFONSO IN THE SOCIETY

In addition to his professional life, between marketing and basketball, Coach Afonso also seeks to serve society. He is a member of the Leos club in his city and between 2016 and 2017 he served as Secretary and 2017 to 2019 as President. This club aims to satisfy the needs of its community in solidarity and voluntary services.