Phek girls football coaching camp ends

DIMAPUR, DEC 13 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/13/2020 12:32:14 PM IST

A five-day long football coaching camp 2020 for girls under “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” concluded at Phek Town local ground on Saturday. All the necessary COVID precautions and SOPs were followed throughout the training camp. 

DA & DLCW MSK Phek in a press release informed that more than 120 participants turned up to avail free coaching camp organised and supported by Phek District Administration  & DLCW-Mahila Shakti Kendra, Nagaland Football Coaches Association(NFCA) and DEF, Phek with the theme “develop your skills with us”.

District administration assured that under BBBP, more such training programmes will be conducted sub-division wise in the near future. 

Six AIFF ‘D’ license coaches and a women coach with a bachelor of Physical Education imparted training to the girls during the weeklong camp. 

BBBP scheme is to support gender equality and the district administration has been making efforts in various sectors like health, skill development and sports to ensure the girl children have all round personality development. 

On the last day of the training camp, exhibition matches were played on different age categories for U-9, U-13, U-16 & 17 above. During the closing ceremony, all the participants were presented with certificates, football boots and BBBP logo t-shirt. 

Certificate of merit were awarded to most promising players in different age categories. For Under-6 - Lunulu Rhakho, Under -13 - Swuyevelu Rhakho, Under -16 - Hukulu  Keyho and Under-17 - Vebuno Keyho. 

Phek DC Sachin Jaiswal, in his short address appreciated the team for organising such a camp to mould the talent at a tender age. He emphasised on imparting grassroots training adding that there are potentials among the youth of the district which has to be channelized in the right direction. 

He said the coaching camp will be a stepping stone for the young kids and hoped that the participants would keep working hard and focus on their goals, and with more government support, he hoped the district can have more such camps. 

He said the coaching was not only imparted to girls but also the boys below the age of 16. Observing the potentials in the young kids, the DC pointed out that they can play at a professional level and compete at state and national level if they are provided with right opportunity. 

SDO(C ) & Nodal Officer BBBP, Phek N Bhavani Sri, motivated the kids to have  discipline, practice consistently and encouraged them to aim to play at national level. 

She also added gender equality can’t be achieved without empowering and providing self confidence to the girls for which sports is a priority area. 

ACI Football Academy Manipur coach and AIFF D license coach Lavoriyi Theluo sharing his experiences said the camp was very challenging as this was the first time, all the participants are undergoing such organised training. 


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