The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is conducting three Grassroots Leaders Courses in Imphal, Manipur organised by Tata Trusts in collaboration with Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS), Government of Manipur. The project will conclude with the AFC Grassroots Day celebrations on May 15th.
The courses are slated to be conducted as per the following schedule which will see a total of 60 coaches and 300 players being guided by 6 AIFF Grassroots Instructors:
1st Course – 2nd to 5th May, 2019
2nd Course – 7th to 10th May, 2019
3rd Course – 12th to 15th May, 2019
“I would like to thank Tata Trusts for taking this initiative for Grassroots Development in Manipur. The initiative will enhance the growth of Grassroots football in the region,” said Mr. Kushal Das, AIFF General Secretary.
“Earlier, we had undertaken significant steps in association with Tata Trusts in Meghalaya for development of the Baby Leagues,” Mr. Das informed.
The AIFF aims to increase playing opportunities for young players between 6 and 12 years of age for the long-term development of the sport and so as to create a strong base at the Grassroots level.
“It’s important to educate Coaches on why Grassroots development is essential as a whole in the game. The initiative will help us to streamline and have systematic approach in the existing initiatives,” said Anju Turambekar, Head of Grassroots and Instructors, AIFF, who will also oversee the entire implementation process in Manipur.
Mr. Rajesh Siwakoti, Senior Executive, Tata Trusts is managing the organisation of all courses.