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Phek football coaching camp for girls concludes

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Phek, December 13: Five days long football coaching camp 2020 for girls concluded at Phek Town local ground on Saturday under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. All the necessary COVID precautions and SOPs were followed throughout the training camp.
More than 120 participants turned up to avail free coaching camp organized and supported by Phek District Administration & DLCW-Mahila Shakti Kendra, Nagaland Football Coaches Association(NFCA) and DEF, Phek on 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 girls during the weeklong camp.
According to a press release from DA & DLCW MSK Phek, 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 the last day of different age category for U-9, U-13, U-16 & 17 above. During 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 category. For Under-6 to Lunulu Rhakho, Under -13 to Swuyevelu Rhakho, Under -16 to Hukulu Keyho and Under-17 to Vebuno Keyho.
Phek DC Sachin Jaiswal IAS in his short address appreciated the team for organizing such a camp to mould the talent at a tender age. He emphasized on imparting grassroots training adding that there is lots of potential among the youths of the district which has to be channelised 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 and expressed that for the potential observed in these young kids, if they are provided with right opportunity, they can play at a professional level and compete at state and national level.
DC appreciated the parents for sending their children amidst the pandemic, adding that it has enlightened the mood of the district.
DC also informed the training camp will also be conducted sub- division wise in coming years so that equal opportunity is given to all and not only the headquarter.
SDO(C ) & Nodal Officer BBBP, Phek N Bhavani Sri, IAS 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.
She requested all the participants to always remember to support gender equality and never tolerate discrimination faced by their friends.
ACI Football Academy Manipur coach and AIFF D license coach, Lavoriyi Theluo sharing his experiences said camp was very challenging as this was the first time all the participants are undergoing such organized training. He however, expressed his excitement to be a part of the training camp and learning new things.
The coach added that the five-day coaching camp was a great opportunity for the young girls to learn professional ways of training, step up and get their knowledge to achieve their future goals.
He hope that football activities will resume normally as the situation gets better and hoped the district administration & DLCW- Mahila Shakti Kendra will come with new initiative for underprivileged children as well. (Page News Service)

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