The Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) in association with Atarva Ved Club, Altinho kicked off a vacation grassroots football training camp at Joggers Park Ground, Altinho on Sunday. It is being held for the age group of 6 to 14 years. This camp is being held in collaboration with the GFDC-Corlim centre. This three weeks free football coaching camp will conclude on November 25.
A total of 45 boys were present for the inauguration of the camp as Panaji MLA, Siddharth Kuncalienkar inaugurated in the presence of CCP Councillor, Pundalik Raut Dessai and GFDC Chairman, Dr Rufino Monteiro.
Pundalik appealed to the parents to support their wards in their desire to play, in particular by attending to their diet and recovery from any injury. Dr Monteiro expressed his determination to start a football training centre in Panaji as soon as a ground is available. “I want to start a GFDC centre in Panaji and will do as soon as a ground is available. The local MLA is developing grounds and we can start our centre at one of those ground,” said Dr Moteiro.
Kuncalienkar was happy to see the young boys at the camp and asked the parents to involve their children in physical games instead of wasting time on computer games, TV cartoons and mobile phones.