Kerala Police once a big name from Kerala in football has lost its sheen now but according to reports as part of their Our Responsibility to Children (ORC) scheme, Kerala Police is planning to set up a football academy in Thiruvanthapuram.
I.M. Vijayan the legendary footballer from the state will be donning the role of the head coach of the academy. Former players Jo Paul Ancheri and P.P Thobias has also extended their cooperation for the proposed academy.
The academy is a brain child of commissioner P Vijayan, who told TOI : “We are not just trying to groom good footballers, but also boost their academic brilliance,” . The proposed academy will be launched in association with the Kerala social security mission (KSSM).
It is understood that another football coaching center in Thrissur is headed by former Kerala Police footballer C.V. Papachan.