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Make football happen: Grassroots football camp underway

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By Our Reporter Updated: Mar 27, 2017 11:25 pm
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NFCA officials with students of the Grassroots Football camp along with the guests and parents posing for a photograph on Monday March 27 at State Stadium Dimapur.
NFCA officials with students of the Grassroots Football camp along with the guests and parents posing for a photograph on Monday March 27 at State Stadium Dimapur.

Staff Reporter
Dimapur, March 27 (EMN): Football enthusiasts’ children experienced a day of the beautiful game-Football on Monday March 27 at the opening day of grassroots football camp organised by Nagaland Football Coaches Association (NFCA) at State Stadium Dimapur DC Court.

Students’ seen in action at the ongoing free grassroots football camp organised by NFCA on Monday at State Stadium, Dimapur.
Students’ seen in action at the ongoing free grassroots football camp organised by NFCA on Monday at State Stadium, Dimapur.

With the endeavour to “Make Football Happen” NFCA is organising five days free grassroots football camp for children between the age of 6 to 12 years which will conclude on March 31, 2017.
NFCA which came into existence on September 20, 2016 after all the certified Asian Football Federation (AFC) and certified All India Football Federation (AIFF) coaches of Nagaland saw the necessity of having an association too –ordinate and develop football in Nagaland mentioned Ayeto Ayemi, General Secretary AFCA.

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The association does not intend to point out or expose the failing of any organisation or authority nor concerned about what should have been done or what was not done in Nagaland Football but the main agenda of the association is to develop football in Nagaland and take it to the heights it can reach, maintained the NFCA secretary.
Divulging more on their effort, the association said the grassroots camp is the first small steps for bigger happenings in Nagaland Football which intends to provide basic training to kids under 12 years of age. This program will be followed by introducing a league system in the State for all age group in all districts which gradually can grow into a State league to finally connect with the national league.

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NFCA asserted that they want to put Nagaland Football in a position where resources will eventually open up and make Nagaland Football self reliant. ‘Long term success and durability of football is our goal’ conveyed the association.
“NFCA coaches know their deeds will probably go unnoticed or never to be mentioned but the association believe if ever a bright future happen for Nagaland football, we contributed to that happening” articulated Ayemi.

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On the opening day of the grassroots football camp chief guest Khekato V.Tuccu an entrepreneur persuaded the parents not to neglect the interests of their child. While remarking that the scenario of the beautiful game football is disappointing in the State compared to other States of the country, Tuccu called on the participating students to make use of the camp which is ‘one of its first kinds’ in the State.

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By Our Reporter Updated: Mar 27, 2017 11:25:19 pm