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Delhi Football: Sunil Chhetri will present in week long Summer coaching Camp.

04.06.2013 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE

DSA PRESS RELEASE : A week - long Summer Coaching Camp is being organised by Letz Play, an organization committed to development and upliftment of football in India from June 16 t0 23 at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium to spot talent at grass-root level. Letz Play strives to promote football both as a sport as well as a lucrative career option for youngsters in India.

Youth development is an integral part of our vision and mission and consonant to this, we shall be organizing a one week football training camp for youngsters in association with the AIFF/ DSA w.e.f June 16-23, 2013 at Dr Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi

Letz Play, organisers of the ensuing camp invite all football enthusiast (boys and girls) to come and join the summer camp, it will help you understand the sport and nurture your talent.

Eligibility: Boys- Age 12-16 years(Boys) Girls- Under 18, Timings of the Camp : 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM Daily. Camp Fee- Boys- Rs 2000 and Girls- Rs 1000

First two days will be selections ,where 100 boys and 30 girls would be selected and then these lucky and talented footballers would get a chance to meet and train with captain of Indian football team Sunil Chhetri.

Star striker Sunil Chhetri would share his experiences and motivate the budding footballers. Kits will be provided by "LETZ PLAY" for both girls and boys who make it to the selected squad.

KOLKATA GOALZ : UK minister interacts with young footballers in Nadial

03.06.2013 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE

Goalz PRESS RELEASE : Rt. Hon. Eric Pickles, MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, UK, met the young participants of the British Councilís Premier Skills Kolkata Goalz project and their community at 4.30 p.m. on 3 June 2013 at 4 Number Stadium Ground, Khaldhari Road, Nadial.

British Deputy High Commissioner Sanjay Wadvani and Director British Council East India Sujata Sen accompanied the minister on his visit to the project, where the youngsters and their parents spoke to the minister and displayed their football skills. V Solomon Nesakumar, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Port Division), Mumtaz Begum, Member of Legislative Assembly, Government of West Bengal, Nadial constituency and Anirban Dutta, Assistant General Secretary, George Telegraph Sports Club were also present. Vote of thanks by Anirban Dutta, Assistant General Secretary, George Telegraph Sports Club

Kolkata Goalz : Kolkata Goalz is a Premier Skills project that helps build a positive relationships between young people in high deprivation areas and the local authorities through sport. Over the last two years it has been operational in 12 venues across Kolkata, covering 24 police station jurisdictions and reaching out to 1000+ young people between 12-18 years of age, involved in weekly football training sessions and cultural activities. Additional club activities for the participants range from local health awareness campaigns, English teaching (delivered by the British Council) and participation in tournaments and athletics events.

Convocation 2013: 20 first-batch Peninsula Pune FC Academy cadets graduate..

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PFC PRESS RELEASE : Pune FC set yet another landmark when the first-batch of Peninsula Pune Football Club Academy (PPFCA) graduated during the Convocation Ceremony held in Pune. The day celebrated the pass out of 20 cadets who completed PPFCA's two-year (July 2011 to June 2013) residential programme. Five players, meanwhile, have been retained for the next batch.

On a night filled with emotion and testimonies revolving around the time spent by both staff and players respectively, PPFCA Head of Youth Development Ranjan Chowdhury reminded all graduates they were 'Pune FC Ambassadors' The message for the pass-out cadets was simple: hard work in a man's world begins after the ceremony. Only performance and performance only will take forward the good work that every individual diligently abided to when at PPFCA.

PPFCA's first batch had the distinction to making Indian football history by winning the newly-formulated Under-20 I-League twice in a row. The first title at Kalyani (2011-12), in fact, was in PPFCA's maiden year, while the second at Jamshedpur (2012-13) proved how winning had become a habit at the academy.

Apart from wining the India's premier youth title, PPFCA time and again remained a regular supply-line in players going on to support district, state and National teams in their respective campaigns. Chowdhury hoped that once out in the open all graduates show that development at PPFCA was not just restricted to the sport, but also in several other facet of life.

Preferring not to single out any cadet individually, Chowdhury was confident that a few outstanding boys have been developed and will soon be seen in the future. Having systematically proven success, Chowdhury maintained that the ultimate aim, formulated by PPFCA from its outset, is and will be to support Indian football through extensive grassroot and youth development programmes.

Each of the 20 cadets was awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence' with a strong message of maintain their respective career orientation in clubs they represent in future. For the five retained cadets, who exercised their stay in 'protected zone', the test will be when they pace themselves in the open group with the second batch of cadets.

Among the others officials present were; Youth Manager Amit Dharap, Under-19 Coach Gift Raikhan, Physio Lino Sequeira, Media Manager Micky Aigner.

GRADUATING CADETS: 1st BATCH : Rajiv Miryala; Sarif Molla; Gobin Singh, Salam Ranjan Singh, Surjit Singh, N James Singh, Anuj Negi, Riyan Yadgiri, Janak Kumal, Narendra Vakhare, Rugved Yeole, Abung Meetei, Lalrimawma Rintea, G Kartik, R Shivram, F Lalrempuia, Nikhil Kadam, Thongkhosim Haokip, William Lalnunfela, Deepak Kumar.