Monthly Archives August 2014

Walter Pereira to attend FIFA FUTURO III in Sri Lanka

Walter Pereira to attend FIFA FUTURO III in Sri Lanka

FIFA will conduct a FIFA FUTURO III education programme for Referees and Fitness Training instructors of the Region from 29th August to 3rd September 2014.

Walter Pereira who is the Chairman of the WIFA’s Referee Board will be attending to graduate as Technical Instructor.

The programme will be held at the Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo.

FUTURO III focuses on the education of member association instructors in the topics of coaching, refereeing, administration and management and Physical Training.. Participants in this programme are expected to be actively teaching in their member associations, both before and after the course with the support of FIFA.

FUTURO III courses use a regional format, assembling and educating instructors selected by the member associations from countries in a centralized venue. A maximum of two instructors per member association participates in this course

FIFA INSTRUCTORS AND DELEGATION FOR THE COURSE IN SRI LANKA

Mr. Fernando Tresco Gracia -Spain

Senior manager Refrees -FIFA

Mr. Bennet Stephan Graham -FIFA Technical Instructor – UK

Mr. Utsumi Toshio -FIFA Fitness Training  Instructor-Japan

Mr. Mo Rodzali Bin Yacob -FIFA Technical Instructor-Malaysia

Mr. Abdul Razak Bin Anuar -AFC Representative

Mr. Abdulla Farkhad – FIFA Technical Instructor -Usbakisthan

Mr, Ravichandran Chappanimuttu -Fitness Training Instructor -Malaysia.

Participating countries

Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Kirigysthan ,

Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. There will be 4 participants of Referees Instructors and 2 Fitness Instructors while the rest of 12 countries is eligible to send 2 Referee Instructors and 1 Fitness Instructor.

Other participating Educators from India are as follows

P Basker –TN - Technical Instructor

Chaitali Paul –IFA - Technical Instructor

Anamika Sen –IFA – Physical Instructor

Binod Kumar Singh –Jharkhand – Physical Instructor

Read More »

Courses in Aurganbad!

Courses in Aurganbad!

AIFF D License Course

WIFA’s Coach education department announces AIFF D License Course!

Schedule: 1st to 5th September 2014 

Venue: SAI Campus, Aurangabad
Timings: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (every day)
Fees: Rs. 5000
Seats available: 10

Form AIFF D License 

The ‘D’ licence course has provided an ideal introduction to football coaching.

The course is open to any person over 18 years of age having football playing experience, a passion for football, an interest in coaching and the motivation to improve skills and understanding.

The course would be conducted by AIFF instructors.

AIFF D LICENSE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:

The 5 day non-residential course will comprise of theory and practical elements -

Theory

* Role of the coach
* Warm up
* Planning a coaching Session
* Principles of Play
* Age Specific Training
* Coaching Children
* Nutrition For Football
* Injury Prevention & Management
* Hygiene, Sports Safety & Injury Prevention
* Health Care for Footballers
* Emergency first aid
* Children ensuring safety in football

Post Course Performance Analysis

Candidates are required to keep a log-book, recording the development of their individual action plan and details of planning, preparing and evaluating training sessions.

Grassroots Leader’s Course

Grassroots Leader’s course is a 3 day course ideal for any coach/parent/teacher who wants to get active in Grassroots Coaching. The curriculum for the course will be for the age category of 6-8 years, 9-10 years and 11-12 year old kids.

The course covers in detail the FIFA Grassroots Philosophy and in particular how a grassroots session should be conducted.

On each of the 3 days one of the above age categories will be tackled by the instructors. The sessions will be a mix of Theory and Practical sessions.

As a Grand finale to the course; the new Grassroots Leaders will themselves conduct a Grassroots Festival as per the prescribed format learnt during the Course

The form for the course is same as the form for the AIFF D License course.

Schedule: 6th to 8th September 2014
Venue: SAI Campus, Aurangabad
Timings: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (every day)
Fees: Rs. 3500
Seats available: 10

For enrollments please contact Mr. Mohankumar Nair @ WIFA office.

Read More »

Pune FC bring on Ryuji Sueoka, Luciano Sabrosa for the season ahead

Pune FC bring on Ryuji Sueoka, Luciano Sabrosa for the season ahead

Pune Football Club have signed Ryuji Sueoka and Luciano Sabrosa for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

Japanese midfielder Sueoka joins Pune FC after spending the previous season with East Bengal, while Brazilian defender Sabrosa having spent last season with Mohammedan Sporting.

Both players bring in ​their long-standing ​experience ​of the Indian circuit and ​are the first foreign recruits to be signed under new Coach Karim Bencherifa. Incidentally the duo was also part of the Salgaocar FC side which won the I-League under Bencherifa in 2011-12.

Pune FC Head Operations, Chirag Tanna said: “We are very glad to have signed Ryuji and Luciano for the 2014-15 season. Both players have won the I-League and Federation Cup and that experience will be invaluable to our young squad.”

Pune FC Head Coach, Karim Bencherifa said: “Both are good players, and above all good humans too. And their experience will help, guide the youngsters at Pune FC.

Sueoka thus becomes the third Japanese player to play for Pune FC after Arata Izumi (2009-12) and Daisuke Nishiguchi (2012-13). On the other hand, Sabrosa is the second Brazilian after Edmar Figueira (2009-11) to wear the red of Pune FC.

Sueoka, a creative midfielder, began his career at J-League-2 side Albirex Niigata 2002 where he spent two seasons before joining their sister side in Singapore in 2004. His 12 goals in 27 games for Albirex Niigata Singapore to a top half finish. The following season, Sueoka moved back to Japan and plied his trade for Albirex in J-League-1.

Ryuji moved back to Singapore where he represented Geylang United (2006) and Balestier Khalsa (2007) and scored 13 goals in 61 appearances during this period.

The following season, Sueoka joined Thai Premier League side Bangkok United (2008-09) before arriving in India to join Mohun Bagan in 2010-11. The medio then moved to Salgaocar FC in the following season and was an integral part of the side that emerged I-League champions.

In 2012-13, Sueoka made the switch to Dempo SC and scored 11 goals in 17 matches before plying his trade for East Bengal (4 goals in 18 appearances) in the following season.

Sabrosa, a hard tackling defender, began his professional career at Santo Ângelo (1999–2002) in the Rio Grande do Sul State League. In the following years, he represented São Gabriel (2003), Glória (2004), Juventus-RS (2004), Metropolitano (2005), Videira (2006) and Juventus Jaraguá (2007) in various state leagues.

Sabrosa first arrived in India in 2007-08 and helped Goan side Vasco to promotion in the I-League. The following season he represented Sporting Goa (2008-09) before moving to newly promoted Salgaocar FC (2009-10).

The Brazilian then spent four seasons at Salgaocar during which he won the I-League (2011-12) and the Federation Cup (2012) under Bencherifa and even went on to skipper his side in the AFC Cup.

For the 2013-14 season, Sabrosa moved to Kolkata and joined Mohammedan Sporting and helped his team to the Durand Cup and IFA Shield title.

Read More »

Navy sink WR 1-0 to defend MDFA Independence Cup 2014

Navy sink WR 1-0 to defend MDFA Independence Cup 2014

Indian Navy defended the Independence Cup football title by beating Western Railway 1-0 at St Xavier’s ground, Parel yesterday. Navy forward Sabariyar Britto scored the all-important goal in the second half.

It was Western Railway who created more chances and dominated proceedings before

the interval. But Navy’s defenders and goalkeeper Sumesh PS ensured they did not lose the initiative. Sumesh brought about a brilliant save off Lineker Machado in the fifth minute.

Navy showed more intent after the break and were rewarded for their effort when Britto struck eight minutes into the half. He made the most of goalkeeper Grinto Antao’s fumble and scored
the winner.

Navy were awarded Rs 40,000 for their win, while Western received Rs 25,000. Air India, who finished third, won Rs 15,000.

Navy coach PV Abhilash said it wasn’t an easy final to win. “Both teams played really well. If not for that goal, the result would have been decided via tiebreaker. Western Railway played really well today,” he said.

However, Abhilash hoped that the organisers Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) would provide better facilities to teams in future.

“The tournament should be played at Cooperage and not St Xavier’s ground. The ground is not levelled properly. Also, teams are not given separate changing rooms. I know that renovation work is on, but a tent could be built near the ground.

Report by MID-DAY

Read More »

Women’s team celebrates Independence Day!

Women’s team celebrates Independence Day!

The National team hoisted the Tri-Color and sung the National anthem in unison at the Cooperage Football Ground to celebrate Independence day.

National Team coach Mr. Tarun Roy did the honors of hosting the flag and begin the celebrations. ‘Its very important to remember the sacrifices made by our heros in the past, who have laid their lives to protect us’, said the coach. ‘We are preparing for the the Asian Games an we will make sure to put in all our efforts and make the country proud’ affirmed Mr. Roy.

Durva Vahia (Goal-Keeper): ‘Its a great feeling to celebrate this day with the Indian National team. To play for the national team is our ultimate aim and will give us the chance to serve our country. Singing the National anthem gives me immense joy and we all hope to do it at the Asian Games this time. Jai Hind!’

Read More »

WIFA’s Referee’s board pumping in new referees into the system!

WIFA’s Referee’s board pumping in new referees into the system!

WIFA’s Referees’ board successfully completed the new recruitment course for CAT V (Category V) referees.

The class was conducted over 2 days on Cooperage Football Ground, Mumbai on 9th and 10th August 2014. Mr. Walter Pereira and Mr. Dhanraj More were the designated instructors for the course.

Over 20 to be referees were part of the program from Mumbai and Thane District.

Mr. Walter Pereira the instructor and the Chairman of the WIFA Referee’s Board was happy with the proceedings and said, ‘The course went on successfully. Now we hope that they all clear the test to come in a couple of months’.

Mr. Pereira also pointed out, ‘This was our first batch under our new format for working under the WIFA’s Referees’ Board. Alike WIFA’s Grassroots’ aim; our aim is also to widen the base of the Development Pyramid in our state. We plan to roll out more of such recruitment session through out the state in the months to come.’

‘Our vision and aim is to have world class referees in years to come. In a matter of 6 to 7 successful years one can reach the pinnacle of International Football’, concluded Mr. Pereira.

Read More »

Mumbai FC to organize the Independence Cup 2014 at Inorbit Malad

Mumbai FC to organize the Independence Cup 2014 at Inorbit Malad

Mumbai Football Club, one of India’s top professional football clubs is happy to announce that under our community development plan, we will be organizing the Independence Cup 2014, along with our partner, Your Day Events.

The event will be held on the Independence Day 2014 weekend (August 15th-16th 2014) at the Inorbit Mall turf in Malad, Mumbai. It is and a 5-a-side tournament with 32 teams vying for the Cup as well as prizes worth Rs. 80,000. The open tournament will have teams from all over Mumbai and India’s top sports broadcaster, Ten Sports, is the Sports Channel Partner and will be awarding goodies worth Rs. 50,000 to the winners. Killer Jeans is one of the Associate Sponsors of the event.

The Mayor of Mumbai, Mr. Sunil Prabhu is expected to be present for the finals. His presence is seen as an endeavor to promote the beautiful game.

The Mumbai FC Head Coach Khalid Jamil along with the Manager, Henry Picardo will be present for the finals, while Mumbai FC scouts will be monitoring all players for the two days of the tournament. Coach Khalid Jamil says,” This is a great initiative and such events would go a long way in engaging the vibrant football community of Mumbai. We will always keep an eye open for any talent that we might find through such platforms.”

This tournament kick starts Mumbai FC’s community development plans. Commenting on the same, Atul Badgamia, Dy. Vice President – Mumbai FC says,” We are looking to conduct periodic events across the city to engage with our fans. This event is a perfect platform for fans to interact with the club and earn a chance to be seen by one of India’s top football coaches. We are glad to partner with Your Day Events who share our vision for the development of football in Mumbai. We look forward to create a great experience for players, coaches, press, spectators, etc. during this great day of celebration for our country.”

Your Day Events is a Mumbai based event planning firm. The elated Ross Fernandes, Co-Founder – Your Day Events, says “We dedicate this Independence Day to our love for football. Our tournament will be fast, exciting and a treat for all spectators. We are glad to partner with Mumbai FC, a football giant of India. Our tournament will look to be an annual carnival to celebrate the beautiful game as well as bring players and fans in close proximity to our local football club, Mumbai FC.”

The first day will see all the 32 teams compete against each other. The following day, 16 teams that have advanced will face each other for a place in the quarter finals, followed by semifinals and the grand finale under lights. The tournament will be spread for 9 hours each day that is from 1pm-10pm.

Read More »

Still coaching by Experience?!?!? Time to get a License

Still coaching by Experience?!?!? Time to get a License

WIFA’s Coach education department announces AIFF D License Course!

Schedule: 24th to 28th August 2014 (Changes have been made on account of Ganesh Chaturthi on 29th August)

                         24th 25th to 28th 29th 30th August 2014

Timings: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (every day)

Fees: Rs. 5000

Form AIFF D License 

The ‘D’ licence course has provided an ideal introduction to football coaching.

The course is open to any person over 18 years of age having football playing experience, a passion for football, an interest in coaching and the motivation to improve skills and understanding.

The course would be conducted by AIFF instructors.

AIFF D LICENSE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:

The 5 day non-residential course will comprise of theory and practical elements -

Theory

* Role of the coach
* Warm up
* Planning a coaching Session
* Principles of Play
* Age Specific Training
* Coaching Children
* Nutrition For Football
* Injury Prevention & Management
* Hygiene, Sports Safety & Injury Prevention
* Health Care for Footballers
* Emergency first aid
* Children ensuring safety in football

Post Course Performance Analysis

Candidates are required to keep a log-book, recording the development of their individual action plan and details of planning, preparing and evaluating training sessions.

Read More »