The All India Football Federation (AIFF) held a webinar session today (Monday, August 10, 2020) with several operators to collectively take the League project forward together.
Mr. Prince Rufus, Development Manager, South Asia, FIFA regional office as well as Ms. Swati Kothari, General Manager, All India Football Federation joined the session too.
More community reach, newer avenues, cost-cutting, sponsorship, and a variety of more aspects were discussed during the session.
Ms. Kothari stressed that it’s an “overall developmental process.”
“It was an insightful discussion for the Golden Baby Leagues operators as well as an opportunity for AIFF to engage and receive feedback. We believe these sessions will help the operators in their effort to make their respective leagues sustainable,” she averred.
“It’s an overall development process and AIFF wants to not only monitor but also work closely with operators and other stakeholders to take the Golden Baby Leagues programme forward together.”
Mr. Rufus highlighted the importance of “capacity building” and mentioned how these online sessions could be helpful for the Golden Baby Leagues operators.
“Capacity building is of immense importance. Such online interactions will foster and strengthen the capacity of Baby League operators so that the Golden Baby Leagues can be self-sustaining in future. This, in turn, will make the grassroots structure stronger which will benefit Indian Football in the long run,” he mentioned.