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.
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
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 DesaiRead More »
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.Read More »
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!Read More »
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).Read More »
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.
‘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.Read More »
The week end welcomed Ganpati with a bang! A AIFF D License course concluded @ Cooperage and another one kicked off in Aurangabad today (1st September 2014)
The course at cooperage saw some diverse participation. There were elite division players,Ex I-League Players, Referees, Academy Coaches, aspiring coaches and obviously the football enthusiasts.
The Course being held in Aurangabad is under the WIFA’s Maharashtra Coach Education Program (MCEP). The MCEP was launched by WIFA to make Maharashtra a fully football literate state. The course is being aided by WIFA for the districts for Sangli, Raigad, Akola, Chandrapur, Gondia, Hingoli, Washim, Gadchiroli, Beed, Buldhana, Satara, Nagpur and Jalna District. The course also included the newly inducted Nandurbar and Sindhudurg Districts.
Following the AIFF D License 5 day course the AIFF Grassroots Leader’s course will be held form 6th 8th September.
The courses in Aurangabad are being conducted at the SAI Campus in Aurangabad.Read More »
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.
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 InstructorRead More »
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
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 –
* 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 »