Monthly Archives September 2014

Teach to save a goal! make legends…

Teach to save a goal! make legends…

AFC Goalkeeping courses at West Bengal

All India Football Federation (AIFF) is all set to organise two Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Goalkeeping Courses for Level I and II in Bengal from 3 to 8 and 9 till 15 November, 2014 respectively.

The application window for the same is now open for eligible candidates to apply meeting the required criteria below.

Level 1 Criteria:

1. AFC ‘C’ Coaching Certificate with a minimum of 1 year Coaching experience.

Level 2 Criteria:

1. Goalkeeping ‘Level 1’ Coaching Certificate.

2. Working experience (minimum 2 years).

3. Log book (minimum 40 Coaching hours).

The deadline for the same has been set at September 29, 2014.

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The results : AIFF D License 24 – 28 August 2014 @ Cooperage

The results : AIFF D License 24 – 28 August 2014 @ Cooperage

The long wait is over for the candidates!

This course AIFF D License held 24 – 28 August 2014 was indeed unique in many ways. To name a few it was the first course which started on a Sunday. It had an ex I-League Player form Mahindra United Mr. Noel Fernandes.

The instructors for the course were Mr. Kundan Chandra and Mr. Arshad Hussain.

Following is the list of successful candidates:

SL  NO NAME THEORY COACHING PRACTICAL  COACHING RESULT
1 AKSHAY SAWANT 63 72 PASS
2 SUJIT R PANDEY 80 74 PASS
3 AKSHAY B THUMMAR 74 70 PASS
4 MOHAN R 84 70 PASS
5 VIJAY KUMAR BHOGADHI 70 72 PASS
6 RUDRASHISH SENGUPTA 78 72 PASS
7 SHERIAR IRANI 76 72 PASS
8 SIDDHARTH KHAKHAR 75 72 PASS
9 MAITREYA M JOSHI 69 70 PASS
10 PRAKYATH SHETTY 82 74 PASS
11 CHINMAY PANDYA 70 70 PASS
12 OMKAR YADAV 67 70 PASS
13 SUNJEET D SHETTY 83 70 PASS
14 GAURAV R DHALE 80 72 PASS
15 AMEY TRIBHUWAN 61 72 PASS
16 J TONY 69 84 PASS
17 BHUSHAN HARENDRA SHETH 67 72 PASS
18 DINESH KUMAR S 83 70 PASS
19 SUSHMA RAJA NADAR 70 70 PASS
20 MAHENDRA B PATHAK 60 74 PASS
21 ROHIT SINGH 30 70 PRO PASS
22 RAHIL KAPADIA 73 74 PASS
23 NOEL FERNANDES 66 72 PASS
24 ROOSEVELT MATHIAS 71 74 PASS
25 KULDEEP KUMAR 79 79 PASS
26 SAMIA KHAN 79 74 PASS
27 J SANTOSH KUMAR 70 86 PASS
28 C SHIVA SHANKAR 45 72 PRO PASS
29 IQRA HASEEN 64 70 PASS
30 MAYURESH KHARDE 73 NA PASS Pro pass form 30th June to 4th July

 

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FIFA Youth Coaching Course @ Cooperage

FIFA Youth Coaching Course @ Cooperage

Vincent Subramanium is the Instructor of the 5 day course being hosted by WIFA from 15th to 19th September.

In all there are 20 participants from various I-League clubs and State associations. The AIFF MAs and I-League clubs were requested to nominate the coaches from their respective bodies for the course. The criteria for the same was that the coaches should be involved with youth development and should be a minimum AFC B License holder.

There were more than 40 entries for the course and the following have been shortlisted and are attending the course:

Josephato Vales – Salgaoncar, Mahesh Lotlicar-Sporting Club de Goa, Jayabrata Ghosh – IFA, Abhijoy Basu-Delhi, Anil Kumar – KeralaFA, Derryl D Souza – Goa FA, Ashok Gondale-ChattisgarhFA, Raghuvir P Khanolkar – WIFA, Ekendra Singh – Manipur FA, Kamlakanta Singh – Assam FA, Robin Charles Raja – Tamil Nadu FA, E S Shyam – Andhra Pradesh FA, Khlain Syiemlieh – Meghalaya FA, Bobby Nongbet – Meghalaya FA, Sujit Chakroborty – East Bengal FC, Jahar Das – Mohun Bagan AC, Naushad Moosa – Pune FC, Arshad Hussain – WIFA, Augusto D Silva – WIFA and Kundan Chandra – Mumbai FC.

The course is covering the basics of Youth Coaching and educating about the new updates for coaching the youth.

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Overwhelming response for the Referees Course in Maharashtra!

Overwhelming response for the Referees Course in Maharashtra!

In WIFA (Maharashtra) the Referees recruitment drive has been really promising after Jalna and Mumbai now Nagpur has got an overwhelming response of more than 50 referees participating in the said course.

Walter Pereira, Chairman and Dhanraj More, Convener of the WIFA Referees’ Board and also the instructors for the course were very happy with the WIFA’s new referees’ recruitment drive. ‘It is only when the state association motivates such drives that we get such response and I give full credit to WIFA for their support on the development’, said Walter Pereira, AFC Referee’s Assessor.

60 participants attended the course and were from the various districts of Maharashtra viz. Nagpur, Yavatmal, Bhanadara, Gondia, Washim, Gadchiroli, Wardha and Dhule.

‘It goes to show that football is getting popular in every part of Maharashtra and this is a very positive sign for the growth of football in our region’, said Souter Vaz, Hon. Secretary – WIFA.

The two day course covers all the basic aspects and laws of the game. The most important of them all is the elusive Fitness test which is a must for all aspiring referees to comply with.

This course will enable all the successful participants to become qualified referees to officiate the games in the State.

Since the AIFF D License and Grassroots Leader’s Course have been successful in Maharashtra there is a huge pressure to produce good quality referees. This new referees recruitment drive will cater demand of rising matches in various districts of Maharashtra’ said Henry Menezes, CEO – WIFA.

‘WIFA has now in the last two months trained more than 100 referees and the target set by WIFA of 500 is likely to be achieved very soon’, said Dhanraj More.

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Coca-Cola Under 14 Tournament in full swing across Maharashtra!

Coca-Cola Under 14 Tournament in full swing across Maharashtra!

WIFA and its affiliates are organizing the National Football Championship for Coca-Cola Cup in the month of September and November 2014.

The tournament is meant for school teams throughout India. The eligibility criteria for participants is that they should be born on or after 1st January 2000 and not later than 31st December 2002, thus making the tournament a under 14 tournament. This is in line with India’s preparation for the upcoming 2017 FIFA Under 17 world cup in India.

The tournament is conducted in a knockout format.

Following districts are conducting the tournaments across Maharashtra:

Osmanabad, Jalna, Mumbai, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Solhapur, Aurangabad, Parbhani, Nanded, Thane and Pune

Participants/Schools are requested to contact their local DFA for more info.

SNAPSHOTS OF THE ACTIVITY SO FAR

 

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Asian Games: Amrinder and Haokip named in the final 20-member squad

Asian Games: Amrinder and Haokip named in the final 20-member squad

Pune FC goalkeeper Amrinder Singh and striker Thongkhosiem Haokip have been named in the final 20-member Indian Under-23 squad for the upcoming 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Featuring regularly for Pune FC’s first team during last season, Amrinder and Haokip have been part of the two-month long preparatory camp for the games since July. During this period, the duo travelled to the Czech Republic and China for exposure tours and will hope to make an impression on the continental stage.

Both Amrinder and Haokip thus become the first-ever Peninsula Pune FC Academy (PPFCA) graduates to represent India at the Asian Games.

The duo joined PPFCA at the start of the 2011-12 season, and have helped Pune FC in winning the Under-20 I-League title on multiple occasions. While Amrinder won the title once in 2012, Haokip won back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.

Pune FC’s other two players, defender Salam Ranjan Singh and medio Dhanpal Ganesh, who too were part of the camp, were unlucky to miss out on the final selections.

Placed in Group-G, India will face 2010 Asian Games silver-medallists UAE in the opener at the Hwaseong Stadium on September 15th followed by a clash against Jordan at the Incheon Munhak Stadium on September 22nd.

The 20-member squad announced by national coach Wim Koevermans is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh (Pune FC), Ravi Kumar, Kamaljit Singh

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Keenan Almeida, Joyner Lourenco, Shankar Sampingiraj, Sandesh Jhingan, Narayan Das

Midfielders: Pronoy Halder, Clifton Dias, Siam Hangal, Lalrindika Ralte, Milan Singh

Forwards: Francis Fernandes, Seiminlen Doungel, Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh, Thongkhosiem Haokip (Pune FC), Mandar Rao Desai

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Mumbai FC add Japanese flavour to their ranks by signing Taisuke Matsugae

Mumbai FC add Japanese flavour to their ranks by signing Taisuke Matsugae

Mumbai FC have signed Japanese player Taisuke Matsugae for the 2014-15 season. Having played for Shillong Lajong last season and for teams in the 2nd Division of J-League previously in Japan, the 31 year old brings with him a lot of experience to the Mumbai FC squad. Taisuke is the first foreigner signed by Mumbai FC and also fills the club’s Asian quota.

The Mumbai FC Head Coach Khalid Jamil said, “Taisuke will bring a lot of creativity to the Mumbai FC attack. He has the ability to unlock any defense and he also has a very good eye for goal. Taisuke will fit into my game plans very well. A player who can play both as a midfielder and as a false 9 (forward) is always a valuable asset.”

In 2007 Taisuke joined Blaublitz Akita who played in the Japan Football League. He stayed at the club from 2007 to 2013 in which he played in 96 league matches and scored 19 goals in his time at the club. At Shillong Lajong he played 31 matches scoring 4 goals for them in the process.

 On signing for Mumbai FC Taisuke said, “I am happy to be at this club. I enjoyed my time playing in the I-League last season and wanted to continue playing in this league. I will give my best at this club. I hope to join my teammates for our pre-season soon.”

The arrival of Taisuke Matsugae will help Mumbai FC add more goals to their tally as they look to improve their position in the I-League table for the upcoming season.

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Another proud moment for Maharashtra!

Another proud moment for Maharashtra!

Abeer Arsiwala, Maharashtra Team has been called up for Indian National women’s Under 19 Preparatory Camp in Gujarat!

The camp being conducted by AIFF is for the Under 19 Women’s Championship Qualifying Round – I 2014 in Amman, Jordan. The team will be travelling to Amman, Jordan form 5th to 9th November 2014.

Hosted by Sports Authority of India (SAI) will be organised in SAI Sports Complex, Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 19th September to 2nd November 2014.

WIFA wishes Abeer Arsiwala all the best!

Abeer Arsiwala - Maharashtra Under 19

Abeer Arsiwala – Maharashtra Under 19

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Aditi, Karen, Bhagyashree and Sejal attend the U 16 National Camp!

Aditi, Karen, Bhagyashree and Sejal attend the U 16 National Camp!

The Preparatory Camp of the U-16 Girls National Team which kicked-off under Head Coach Maymol Rockey at the Sports Authority of India’s Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat from August 28 is in full swing.

‘Women’s football has caught up in Maharashtra. Its heartening to see young kids showing their potential at this level. This camp will give them immense exposure and experience’, informed Henry Menezes (CEO), WIFA.

‘These are products of the active school football in Maharashtra which is on a flourish. We wish them and team India (to be formed) all the best! and hope they represent India at Dhaka and pave a way for others to follow’, signed off Henry.

The 35 girls are presently preparing for the AFC U-16 Women’s Qualifiers which kick-off in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from October 14 to 23, 2014.

India have been clubbed in Group B along with Iran, Jordan, UAE, Qatar and hosts Bangladesh.

Out of the 35 assembled Players, 21 had represented India in previous age-group Tournaments, including the AFC U-14 AFC Championships in Colombo.

The list of girls presently training at the Camp is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Subha Darshini Patra (Odisha), Shreya Hooda (Haryana), Linthoingambi Devi, Jubina Devi (both from Manipur), Ketaki Tyagi (Delhi).

DEFENDERS: Tahenbi Devi (Manipur), Eva Panna, Jabamani Tudu, Sasmita Behera (all from Odisha),Veganand Scindia (Goa), Karen Kenneth, Aditi Shety (Both from WIFA), Athira (Kerala), Amrita Kumari (Defender), Nandini Kapaiya (Gujarat).

MIDFIELDERS: Premi Chiru, Kashmina (both from Manipur), Nisha (Haryana), Lifa Gama, Anline Fernandes (both from Goa), Srijana Tamang (Odisha), Atisha PRatap Singh (Delhi), Mansi Vakharia, Krina Mehta (both from Gujarat), Minakshi Kumari (Bihar).

FORWARDS: Sushmita Bardhan, Asha Das (both from West Bengal), Daya Devi, Roja Devi (both from Manipur), Anuskha Samuel (Delhi), Vinothini Duraiuan, Adithi Rajgopal (both from Tamil Nadu), Bhagyashree Dalvi, Sejal Nakhawa (both from WIFA), Pynhun Shullet (Megchalaya).

STANDBYES: Kankana Datta (Defender – West Bengal); Poulami Roy (Midfielder – West Bengal), Lawanlang Nongbety (Midfielder – Maghalaya); Vishakha Bhandari (Forward – Uttar Pradesh), Ipsita Roy (Forward – West Bengal), Divya Poyam (Forward – Chattisgarh).

COACHES: Maymol Rockey (Head Coach); Shradhanjali Samantaray (Assistant Coach); Ronibala Chanu (Goalkeeping Coach).

Prep Camp - Gujarat - Aiff Media

Prep Camp – Gujarat – Aiff Media

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New referees’ recruitment course conducted @ Jalna

New referees’ recruitment course conducted @ Jalna

A two day intensive course conducted at Jalna for recruiting new referees for the districts of Marathwada Region and Many more to cover different parts of Maharashtra!

The 2 day course was on 24th and 25th August 2014 at Jalna. The coursed all the aspects of the game including the Referees’ fitness test which one of the most important criteria moving forward. The course registered 22 participants form various district like Parbhani, Jalna, Beed, Hingoli, Osmanabad, Latur and Nanded. The instructors for the course were Mr. Dhanraj More and Mr. Walter Pereira.

After the completion of the course the participants have to officiate 30 matches after which there will be a Referees Examination. Post which the successful candidates will be awarded the Referee’s Badge.

Western India Football Association (WIFA) has implemented the All India Football Association’s (AIFF) Refereeing structure for states. WIFA has put in place the Referees’ Board whose members are as follows: Walter Pereira (Chairman), J. P. Singh, Dhanraj More (Convener), Siddharth Gade, Stanley Gregory, Rajendra Dalvi, Souter Vaz and Henry Menezes.

WIFA Referees’ Board is ready with a new calendar to conduct recruitment courses and conduct tests throughout the year in line with AIFF’s Referees’ calendar.

Referees Badge

New WIFA Referees Badge

 

‘The current focus of the board is to conduct as many recruitment classes as possible with a pan Maharashtra focus. This will enable the board to pump in as many fresh referees into the system’, informed Mr. Walter Pereira. ‘We have already finished a course in Cooperage, Mumbai for the referees of Mumbai and Thane district. We had 22 candidates in the course which is a very encouraging figure given the short notice. In the coming months we are conducting 5 more courses for new referees’ recruitment across Maharashtra’, said Mr. Pereira.

The referees’ Board alike the parent body have stuck to the plan of dividing Maharashtra into 6 regions and work within the parent body’s framework.

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