INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - JULY : 2015

FPAI organized - AFC C Certificate Course, conducted by the AIFF.

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16.07.2015: The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) organized an AFC "C" License Coaching Course, exclusively for ex and current professional football players as part of its initiative to educate players pressed for time. The course was conducted by the renowned AIFF Senior Instructor Marcos Pacheco.

The course started on July 1, 2015 at Imphal but due to problems of unrest there the venue was shifted to Kolkata, Barasat Stadium, where it was held for the last 4 days, from July 14 to July 17. The shift to Kolkata was made possible due to the kind intervention of the AIFF, and the cooperation extended in every manner, efficiently by the Indian Football Association (W.B.)

List of participants:

Renedy Singh
N.S.Manju
Darren Caldiera
Sandesh Gargari
Chandam Chitrasen Singh
Othallo Tabia
Kalia Kulothangan
N. Mohanraj
Rohmingthanga
Samson Remingwah
Mahesh Rai
Abhijit Mondol
Sandeep Nandy
and Vinay Singh.

The FPAI thanks the AIFF, the Manipur Football Association and the I.F.A. (W.B) for playing host to this event and for the kind cooperation extended by them.

AIFF TO LAUNCH PILOT PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVOLOPEMENT OF STATE ASSOCIATIONS

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 AIFF TO LAUNCH PILOT PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVOLOPEMENT OF STATE ASSOCIATIONS

13.07.2015: All India Football Federation to launch a pilot project in seven State Associations for the development of football. This was officially announced by the rank and file of the organization in a media meeting at Kolkata today. The meeting was attended by Subrata Dutta (Vise president of AIFF), Kushal Das (Secretary AIFF), Dr.Shaji Prabhakaran (FIFA Regional Development Officer) and Utpal Ganguly (Secretary IFA).

Initially seven states are chosen for the pilot project (joint venture of AIFF and FIFA) with a plan that the other states will be included in the project in due course. The project is to start at the six states that are selected for U-17 World Cup. The seventh state is Mizoram for their rapid development in the recent years. The project will kick off at Kolkata on tomorrow under the guidance of Dr.Shaji Prabhakaran.

While interacting Subrata Dutta said that AIFF are of the opinion that the development should start from the state. This joint venture of FIFA and AIFF will enable to find out the basic needs and will show the path to develop in the state level.Mr Dutta furthur added, "We would have professionals who would look after Marketing, Administration and Technical matters which was the need of the hour. The initiative would help the State Associations progress in the area which it actually needs, i.e., Grassroots and Youth Football as it would also support the U-16 league in these States."

The project is targeting to develope in specific points.

1. Technical and Financial
2. Organizational structure
3. Development of Academies
4. Development of coaches
5. Development of the Referees
6. Development of venues

The project is focusing to devolope football from the grass root level. Even the ISL franchisees are interested to work in the grass level. Dr.Shaji Prabhakaran while interacting said, that the project has a strategic plan for the development of football in India. In the next few days they will going to monitor all the aspects and ultimately a solution will be maid. Dr Prabhakaran further added that if any state failed to imply the plan then a new state will be included in the project.

The AIFF secretary Kushal Das said that AIFF will organize the U-15 I league on September, which will be a part of this pilot project. He said that every year FIFA grants an amount of money, but there will be a different fund for this project.FIFA has been extremely supportive in the launch of the AIFF Strategic Plan and its implementation. Utpal Ganguly, in IFA Secretary in his address said that his organization really needs a technical assistance and this three days programme will enrich the state organization.

"We would have professionals who would look after Marketing, Administration and Technical matters which was the need of the hour. The initiative would help the State Associations progress in the area which it actually needs, i.e., Grassroots and Youth Football as it would also support the U-16 league in these States."