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Kerala announce Men’s football team for National Games

National Games, 2015, Kozhikode, Football, Mens, Soccer, Kerala, Football, TeamKerala Football Association has announced a 20 member squad for the upcoming National Games that will take place in Kerala. Team will be captained by Shibin Lal V K.

National Games, 2015, Kozhikode, Football, Mens, Soccer, Kerala, Football, TeamSquad :

NO NAME POSITION DEPARTMENT D.O.B DISTRICT
1 NISHAD G.K POLLICE 30-04-1992 MALAPURAM
2 MIDHUN G.K KANNUR (SBT) 13-06-1993 KANNUR
3 AKIL SOMAN G.K KOTTAYAM,(KSEB 06-03-1991 KOTTAYAM
4 SURJITH V.V R.F.B THRISSUR (KSEB) 16-02-1988 THRISSUR
5 SAJITH.T C.DEF KASERGOD, (SBT) 30-05-1985 KASARGOD
6 SHERIN SAM C.DEF A.G 15-05-1990 ERNAKULAM
7 WAHID SALI C.DEF M.BAGAN 11-12-1982 CALICUT
8 JOHNSON L.F.B TVM,DFA (SBT) 10-05-1987 TVM
9 SREERAG L.F.B CHURCHIL 25-01-1993 THRISSUR
10 SHYJUMON R.W.M.F SBT 16-05-1991 TVM
11 JIMSHAD R.W.M.F KERALA POLICE 10-06-1987 MALAPURAM
12 SHIBINLAL C.M.F CALICUT,(SBT) 20-04-1989 CALICUT
13 SAJEESH C.M.F PAYYANUR COLLAGE 05-08-1994 KANNUR
14 JIJO JOEPH C.M.F SBT 10-04-1992 THRISSUR
15 ASHKAR C.M.F ONGC 19-01-1993 MALAPURAM
16 USMAN ASHIQUE L.W.M.F MALAPURAM(DFA 17-02-1991 PALAKAD
17 JOBY S.R TVM,(KSEB) 10-11-1993 TVM
18 SUHAIR.V.P S.R PALAKAD(DFA) 27-07-1992 PALAKAD
19 NASARUDEEN S.R MALAPRAM,( A.G 06-02-1989 MALAPURAM
20 ANEESH K P C.M.F POLICE 07-05-1988 THRISSUR

Captain: Shibin Lal
Coach: P K Rajeev
Assistant coach: Bino George
Team manager : P G George

Santosh Trophy 2014-2015 Fixtures and Results

Santosh Trophy, Football, Soccer, South, North, West, East, North East, Zone, Manjeri, Morigaon, Assam, Kerala, Rajkot, Goa, Ludhiana, PunjabHere are the fixtures and results for the 69th National Football Championship played for the Santosh Trophy.

Services – 2015 Santosh Trophy Champions.

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Final Round Groups [March 1-15, Punjab]

Final

Services – Punjab

5 - 4 (o.P.)


Semi Final

Services – Kerala

3 - 0


Punjab – Mizoram

10 - 9 (o.P.)


Group A

Punjab, Assam, Maharashtra, Services, West Bengal

Group B

Delhi, Mizoram, Goa, Kerala, Railways

Group A Standings
Pos   Team Pld W T L GoalsDiff Pts
1 Services 6 4 2 0 8.07 14.0
2 Punjab 6 3 2 1 5.03 11.0
3 West Bengal 4 2 2 0 4.02 8.0
4 Maharashtra 4 1 0 3 8.02 3.0
5 Assam 4 0 0 4 1.0-11 0.0
Group B Standings
Pos   Team Pld W T L GoalsDiff Pts
1 Mizoram 5 3 1 1 7.04 10.0
2 Kerala 5 3 0 2 4.00 9.0
3 Goa 4 1 2 1 5.01 5.0
4 Delhi 4 0 2 2 0.0-4 2.0
5 Railways 4 0 1 3 1.0-4 1.0

Final Round Fixtures

Group A
Match Score
March 1, 2015
Punjab Assam
2 - 0
March 2, 2015
Maharashtra Services
0 - 1
March 3, 2015
Assam West Bengal
0 - 1
March 4, 2015
Services Punjab
0 - 0
March 5, 2015
West Bengal Maharashtra
2 - 1
March 6, 2015
Assam Services
0 - 3
March 7, 2015
West Bengal Punjab
0 - 0
March 8, 2015
Maharashtra Assam
6 - 1
March 9, 2015
Services West Bengal
1 - 1
March 10, 2015
Punjab Maharashtra
2 - 1
March 12, 2015
Services Kerala
3 - 0
March 13, 2015
Punjab Mizoram
10 - 9 (o.P.)
March 15, 2015
Services Punjab
5 - 4 (o.P.)

Group B
Match Score
March 1, 2015
Delhi Railways
0 - 0
March 2, 2015
Kerala Goa
1 - 0
March 3, 2015
Mizoram Delhi
2 - 0
March 4, 2015
Railways Goa
1 - 3
March 5, 2015
Kerala Mizoram
0 - 1
March 6, 2015
Goa Delhi
0 - 0
March 7, 2015
Mizoram Railways
1 - 0
March 8, 2015
Delhi Kerala
0 - 2
March 9, 2015
Goa Mizoram
2 - 2
March 10, 2015
Railways Kerala
0 - 1

Santosh Trophy 2015 Format :

The format of the tournament is as follows.

Zonal Round

State teams from various zone will fight it out to gain a place in the final round of the tournament.

Final Round

Ten teams qualified from the Zonal Round, will be divided into two groups of Five teams each and the top two teams from each group will qualify for the Semi-Finals.

Semi Finals

Four teams qualified from the Final Round, will play in the cross Semi-Finals

Finals

Semi winner 1 vs Semi Winner 2

Final Round to be held in Punjab

Punjab will host the final round of Santosh Trophy. The matches will take place in Ludiahna and Jalandhar from March 1-15, 2015. Group matches in the final round will be held at both venues while the semifinal and final will take place in Ludhiana. Last time Punjab hosted the event was in 1974. Santosh Trophy, Football, Soccer, South, North, West, East, North East, Zone, Manjeri, Morigaon, Assam, Kerala, Rajkot, Goa, Ludhiana, Punjab, Jalandhar

Teams Qualified for final Round

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Zonal Qualifying Rounds [East, West, North, South and North East]

Teams from each zone will be divided into two/single group/s depending upon the
number of participants and the top two teams from each zone will qualify for the Final round of the competition.

Zonal Groups

North Zone Group A
North Zone Group B
South Zone Group A
South Zone Group B
ChandigarhDelhiKeralaTamilnadu
Uttar PradeshHaryanaKarnatakaServices
UttarakhandJammu & KashmirAndhra PradeshPondicherry
PunjabHimachal Pradesh
West Zone
East Zone Group A
East Zone Group B
North East A
North East B
Daman & DiuWest BengalSikkimArunachal PradeshMizoram
MaharashtraJharkhandChattisgarhNagalandMeghalaya
GoaBiharRailwaysAssamTripura
Madhya PradeshOrissaManipur
Gujarat

 

Fixtures & Results Zonal Rounds

Match Score
January 10, 2015
Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand
1 - 2
January 10, 2015
Punjab Chandigarh
0 - 0
January 10, 2015
Gujarat Daman and Diu
5 - 1
January 11, 2015
Delhi Himachal Pradesh
4 - 0
January 11, 2015
Haryana Jammu & Kashmir
0 - 0
January 11, 2015
Maharashtra Goa
1 - 2
January 13, 2015
Daman and Diu Goa
1 - 17
January 13, 2015
Uttarakhand Punjab
0 - 7
January 14, 2015
Chandigarh Uttar Pradesh
1 - 2
January 15, 2015
Jammu & Kashmir Himachal Pradesh
3 - 1
January 15, 2015
Delhi Haryana
0 - 0
January 15, 2015
Maharashtra Madhya Pradesh
5 - 0
January 15, 2015
Jharkhand Bihar
0 - 1
January 16, 2015
Gujarat Goa
0 - 1
January 16, 2015
Services Pondicherry
8 - 0
January 16, 2015
Railways Chhattisgarh
4 - 1
January 16, 2015
Orissa Sikkim
1 - 1
January 17, 2015
Andhra Pradesh Karnataka
1 - 2
January 17, 2015
Bihar West Bengal
0 - 1
January 17, 2015
Madhya Pradesh Daman and Diu
6 - 1
January 18, 2015
Pondicherry Tamil Nadu
0 - 9
January 18, 2015
Assam Arunachal Pradesh
4 - 0
January 18, 2015
Manipur Nagaland
3 - 0
January 18, 2015
Sikkim Railways
1 - 5
January 18, 2015
Chhattisgarh Orissa
0 - 3
January 18, 2015
Maharashtra Gujarat
2 - 1
January 19, 2015
Kerala Karnataka
4 - 0
January 19, 2015
Mizoram Tripura
2 - 0
January 19, 2015
West Bengal Jharkhand
2 - 1
January 19, 2015
Goa Madhya Pradesh
3 - 1
January 20, 2015
Tamil Nadu Services
1 - 3
January 20, 2015
Nagaland Assam
0 - 5
January 20, 2015
Arunachal Pradesh Manipur
1 - 3
January 20, 2015
Sikkim Chhattisgarh
5 - 0
January 20, 2015
Railways Orissa
0 - 0
January 20, 2015
Daman and Diu Maharashtra
0 - 7
January 21, 2015
Tripura Meghalaya
0 - 3
January 22, 2015
Arunachal Pradesh Nagaland
1 - 1
January 22, 2015
Assam Manipur
2 - 0
January 23, 2015
Mizoram Meghalaya
3 - 0

 

Kerala Announce Santosh Trophy 2014-2015 Squad

Kerala, Football, Association, Manjeri, Stadium, Payyanad, South Zone, Football, Soccer, Malappuram, SquadKerala Football Association has announced a 20 member squad that will participate in the 69th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy due to start in Manjeri on 15th Jan.

Team consists of 11 new faces with KSEB player V.V Surjith leading the squad.

Team :

Usman Ashik, Johnson, Sajith, Sherin Sam, Suhair, Rahul D Raj, Nasaruddeen, Jobin Justin, Sreerag, Shaijumon, Jinshad, Shibinlal, Sandesh M, Jijo Joseph, Ashkar, Nishad, Mithun, Nikhil Soman

Coach : P.K Rajeev, Bino George

Karnataka Announce team for Santosh Trophy 2014-2015

Karnataka Football Association, Bengaluru, Bangalore, Santosh Trophy, NationalKSFA Announced the 20 members squad for the 69th Santosh Trophy Championship. Karnataka will play the South-Zone matches at MSDA stadium in Manjeri, Kerala. Veteran Xavier Vijayakumar is leading the team.

Team :

GKs : SMD Razak, MP Thomas

Defs : KB Nikhil Das, Prem Kumar, B V Chetan Kumar (VC), Vivekananda, R. Vijay

Mid : Xavier Vijaya Kumar (C), Prakash. B, R. Manivannan, M. Lokesh, P.A Anup Theres Raj, M. Sunil Kumar, Deepan P, Shahzad K.I

Forward: K Gopi, K Kaviarasan, P Pradeep Kumar, V Vinoth Kumar, Vinu K Varghese

Manager : S.T Bhoopal

Coach : J.L Andrew

Goal keeper coach : S.S Shahi

South-Zone Santosh Trophy to Kick Off in Manjeri

Santosh Trophy, Football, South Zone, North-East Zone, East Zone, West Zone, North ZoneMore football to Malappuram this season and deservedly so. After the state inter-district, south zone national sub junior championships, Malappuram is next going to witness South Zone Santosh Trophy Championship.

69th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy  2014-15 (South Zone) will  be held at MDSC Stadium, Manjeri, Malappuram from 15th – 20th January 2015. An organizing Committee is formed with K. P. Anilkumar ,Minister for tourism as Chairman and V. M. Ummer Master MLA as General Convener. Ommen  Chandy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala will inaugurate the qualifying south zone matches by 6.30 PM on Thursday,15th of January. The inaugural match will be played between Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Groups :

Group A
Group B
KeralaServices
KarnatakaTamil Nadu
Andhra PradeshPondicherry

Fixtures

 

Group A

DateMatch No
Team A
Team B
15/1/2015
1KeralaAndhra Pradesh
17/01/2015
3Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
19/01/20155KarnatakaKerala
Group B
16/1/20152ServicesPondicherry
18/01/20154PondicherryTamil Nadu
20/01/20156Tamil NaduServices

GOAL 2015 – All Kerala Inter-College Football Championship

Goal, Football, Tournament, college, Kerala, Football, Soccer, Indian Express, TVS, The fourth edition of Goal, All Kerala Inter-Collegiate Football Championship is here. GOAL 2015 returns bigger and better this season. Twenty four college teams from the length and breadth of Kerala will fight it out for a trophy and cash prize of 2 lakhs. Ten promising players of the tournament will be awarded a TVS Bike.

The highlight and the main reason for GOAL, a tournament that started in 2012, to be a resounding success is its meticulous organization and the high standards the tournament maintain. Football players are given a full set jersey, football bag, travel allowance, Match fee, good accommodation and refreshments.

The fourth edition of the tournament will kick off at the Sports council Stadium, Kottappady, Malappuram on the 28th of December. The teams in the tournament are divided into two groups.

Fixtures

Group A
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Coaching Camp for National Games for Kerala State Men’s Team

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Coaching Camp for the State Mens  Team for  participation in the forthcoming National Games to be held at Kozhikkode  started today ( 19th December 2014) onwards at  LNCPE Campus, Thiruvananthapuram. Players selected from different districts of Kerala will undergo training under Chief Coach P K Rajeev and Asst Coach Binu George.

Sl
Name
District
Sl
Name
District
1
AKHIL SOMAN
KOTTAYAM
21
JOBI JESTIN
TRIVANDRUM
2
FERNANDEZ CJ
THRISSUR
22
USMAN ASHIK
MALAPPURAM
3
MIDHUN V
KANNUR
23
ALEX M
TRIVANDRUM
4
ABDUL SALAM P
MALAPPURAM
24
MOHAMED IRSHAD
MALAPPURAM
5
AFSAL PA
IDUKKI
25
SHIJU M
KASARAGOD
6
MOHAMMED SHAREEF
PALAKKAD
26
MATHEW M P
ERNAKULAM
7
SURJITH VV
THRISSUR
27
MOHAMED RASHID
KOTTAYAM
8
SAJITH T
KASARAGOD
28
SALMAN
KOTTAYAM
9
SRENATH B
PATHANAM’TTA
29
SHANID WALAN
KOTTAYAM
10
SADIQALI VP
MALAPPURAM
30
SARATH TS
PATHANAM’TTA
11
VIPIN THOMAS
TRIVANDRUM
31
ARUN KJ
IDUKKI
12
SAJIN D
ERNAKULAM
32
FAIZAL RAHMAN
PALAKKAD
13
JIJO GEROME
IDUKKI
33
SUHAIR VP
PALAKKAD
14
JOHNSON N
TRIVANDRUM
34
SURJITH V R
THRISSUR
15
JIYAD HASSAN
KANNUR
35
JITHIN RAJ P
THRISSUR
16
SHINU DAS S
KOLLAM
36
MOHAMMED RAZI
KASARAGOD
17
NIYAZ NAZAR
ERNAKULAM
37
MOHAMMED M
KASARAGOD
18
SAJESH M
KANNUR
38
VYSAK S
KOTTAYAM
19
DEEPAK B
KANNUR
39
NAZARUDEEN C
MALAPPURAM
20
SHIBIN LAL VK
KOZHIKODE
40
MUNEER K
ERNAKULAM
Head Coach: Mr. PK Rajeev
Asst. Coach: Bino George

AFC ‘C’ License Course to be conducted in Kochi

AFC, Football, India, Kerala, Coaching, License, AFC, Asian Football Confederation, Kerala Football Association, KFAAIFF will be conducting ‘C’ License course in Kochi from 10th   to 22nd  February 2015. Interested ‘D‘ License holders can apply online by logging on to AIFF website  https://www.the-aiff.com/coach-education.htm

Click Apply Now, under the Become a Coach section.

The last date to apply online will be  31st December 2014.

Premier Skills programme concludes in Kerala

Premier Skills, British Council, Football, Kerala, Thrivananthapuram, Premier League, Goa, SAI, LNCPE, Referee, Coaching, Coaches, Fulham, Aston Villa, Tottenham, ScudamoreThe hugely successful Premier Skills initiative, run by the Premier League and the British Council launched at 10 AM on Monday, 24th November 2014 at SAI LNCPE concluded with a Grand Community Football Festival. Premier Skills is a partnership between the British Council and Premier League.Premier Skills, British Council, Football, Kerala, Thrivananthapuram, Premier League, Goa, SAI, LNCPE, Referee, Coaching, Coaches, Fulham, Aston Villa, Tottenham, Scudamore

 

The course in Thiruvananthapuram was jointly organised by the British Council and Premier League in association with Sports Authority of India (SAI), Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE), All India Football Federation (AIFF), Kerala Football Association (KFA) and Goa Football Association (GFA) from 24th to 30th November 2014. The participants in the programme have been selected from the Football associations as well as from a number of NGOs, including Special Olympics, Cequin, Oscar Foundation and World Vision.

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The Coaches and referees have got opportunity to train themselves from qualified Premier Skills coaches, got the skills and support to develop their own community football projects and development as referees. The UK referee trainers held a referee symposium event on 27th November. The Symposium provided the opportunity for the Premier Skills referees to experience the knowledge and understanding from national referees, referee instructors and the premier skills coaches to further enhance their knowledge and learning. The Symposium was a mixture of presentations on laws of the game, recognizing foul challenges, handball, player management and mass confrontation. The participants were fully involved in the very interactive symposium and also provided an opportunity to share knowledge and best practice ideas.

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The Training programme was followed by a Football Festival with the participation of Children between the age group of 10 – 12. 100 children of participated in the community football festival on 30-11-2014.

Premier Skills, British Council, Football, Kerala, Thrivananthapuram, Premier League, Goa, SAI, LNCPE, Referee, Coaching, Coaches, Fulham, Aston Villa, Tottenham, ScudamoreThe following were the luminaries and faculties imparted knowledge to the participants.

Mr. Jermy Weeks has the expertise in Coaching Community and Academy departments of Exeter City FC. He was the Head Soccer Coach at Lake Owego Sports Camp in Pennsylvania, USA. Jez Weeks joined Fulham FC and worked for Fulham FC Foundation as Sports Development Officer in London Area. He was also coaching for the Academy and Girl’s Centre of Excellence and has become the Acting Sports Development Manager in 2009 managing all the football, sport and health related development projects across London and Surrey. Jez joined the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee where he was the Paralympic Football Competition Manager. He was involved in the Olympic Football competition across the UK and Olympic Park.

In Premier Skills Programme he is involved in the development of the syllabus for Premier Skills Phase 2 and currently runs his own Sports Consultancy Company called W 10 and provides on-going support to the development of the premier Skills Programme.

Corinne Mitchel is currently a Coach Educator at the Girls Centre of Excellence and work with all coaches and players from the age of 9-17.   She currently hold a UEFA B in coaching football and have a PTLLs award in tutoring adults. She has participated in the FA Women’s Mentoring Scheme also and holds UEFA A License.

Mr. Daniel Landstorm is a graduate in Science and Football at Liverpool John Mores University. He has achieved UEFA B Coaching qualification and gained experience of coaching around the world working in countries such as the USA, Sudan, China and Abu Dhabi. Now he is engaged in the role of Football and Multi Sport Manager overseeing all aspects of community football including Disability Sports, School Sports, Women and Girls Football and Premier League4Sport

Mr. Daniel Slaughter is currently managing five regional disability football centre of excellence programmes for FA and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. He has engaged in managed a team of coaches and developing a technical coaching programme working from the same beliefs as the Tottenhjam Hotspur Academy and England Disability Playing/Coaching philosophies. He hold UEFA B Licence, FA Youth Modules One and two and working his FA Youth Coaching Award.

Kelvin Chee is a Learning and Development Consultant and Trainer. He is a man with a vision to impact the children in his community using football. He is a Coach Educator in Malaysia with Level I Certification from Premier Skills. He is now serving as a Volunteer Coach for Matrix Community Football Club in Tman Sea Petaling Jaya.

To find out more about the football-focused English content and to view the materials online, visit http://premierskills.britishcouncil.org/

 

British Council’s Premier Skills Program Kicks off in Kerala

British Council, Football, Kerala, Thrivananthapuram, Premier League, Goa, SAI, LNCPE, Referee, Coaching, Coaches, Fulham, Aston Villa, Tottenham, ScudamoreThe hugely successful Premier Skills initiative, run by the Premier League and the British Council was launched on Monday 24 November 2014 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Premier Skills will take place from 24 to 30 November 2014. The training will be held at Sports Authority of India Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Kariavattom P.O.; Thiruvananthapuram 695581, Kerala.

British Council, Football, Kerala, Thrivananthapuram, Premier League, Goa, SAI, LNCPE, Referee, Coaching, Coaches, Fulham, Aston Villa, Tottenham, ScudamoreThis is the first phase of a three-phase training programme for coaches and two-phase training programme for referees in Thiruvananthapuram.

Premier Skills is a partnership between the British Council and the Premier League. It uses football as a tool to help develop both community coaching and English language skills. The programme trains sports coaches, referees and youth leaders to return to their own communities and enhance their existing football sessions, whilst also developing their leadership skills and a greater understanding of the role football can play in tackling other social issues.

The coach education programme will be led by head coach Jeremy Weeks, who was a senior coach at Fulham FC till May 2011 which he left to join the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee (LOCOG) where he was the Paralympic Football Competition Manager. He will be supported by Corinne Mitchell, community coach from Aston Villa Football Club, Daniel Landstrom from City in the Community Foundation of Manchester City Football Club, Daniel Slaughter, Inclusion Development Manager at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Kelvin Chee a Premier Skills community coach educator from Malaysia.

The referee development programme will be led by Ray Olivier, Training & Development Manager for the Professional Game Match Officials and responsible for the training and development of Premier League and Football League referees and Assistant Referees in England. He will be supported by Keren Barratt, Select Group Referee Manager for the Professional Game Match Officials.

The course in Thiruvananthapuram is being jointly organised by the British Council and Premier League in association with Sports Authority of India (SAI), Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, All India Football Federation (AIFF), Kerala Football Association (KFA) and Goa Football Association (GFA).

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Participants in the programme have been selected from the Football associations as well as from a number of NGO’s, including Special Olympics, Cequin, Oscar Foundation and World Vision.

The coaches and referees will receive training from qualified Premier Skills coaches, giving them the skills and support to develop their own community football projects and development as referees.

In addition to the training, the UK referee trainers will hold a referee symposium event on 27 November.

As of 2013, Premier Skills has trained 2,500 coaches and referees in 25 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas, who in turn have reached a further 550,000 young people. By 2016 it aims to train a further 3,000 coaches and referees and through them reach more than 300,000 young people.

British Council, Football, Kerala, Thrivananthapuram, Premier League, Goa, SAI, LNCPE, Referee, Coaching, Coaches, Fulham, Aston Villa, Tottenham, ScudamoreIn addition to coaching, a range of free materials, including a dedicated website, have been created under Premier Skills for teachers and learners of English that utilise exciting Premier League content and the British Council’s world-class expertise in English.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said:

“At home the Premier League and our Clubs have a long-held commitment and reputation for delivering high quality community and education programmes. Given our popularity internationally we felt it only right to take this approach to a wider community.

“Premier Skills has already taken place in 25 countries, including in India where we have run coach development projects in Delhi and Kolkata and are heavily involved in the ground-breaking Kolkata Goalz project, which has over 1,000 young people involved a week in its activities. I am thrilled that we are now rolling Premier Skills rolling out in India this week.”

Ms Mei-kwei Barker, Director, British Council South India said, “We are delighted to introduce Premier Skills, our very successful partnership project with the Premier League, to South India. It combines English and football, two universal languages and with the support of our local partners in India — Sports Authority of India (SAI), Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, All India Football Federation (AIFF), Kerala Football Association (KFA) and Goa Football Association (GFA) — we have been able to provide this opportunity. We hope the coaches and referees find this training useful and we are able to bring more such programmes here over the next few years.”

The Programme

Coach Education Programme: 24 – 30 November 2014

The Coach Education curriculum aims to develop a group of local master trainers at the end of the programme. It will help to develop community coach skills and knowledge. The training will be in three parts, over 18 – 24 months and involves attendance at and graduation from each part of the training. There will be learning and practical tasks that must be completed between each of the training. Those that are successful will need to demonstrate continued progress throughout the 3 Phases and with the tasks that they will be asked to complete between the training phases. Successful Phase 3 Graduates will become Premier Skills Coach Educators – and they will have an opportunity to train and develop new Premier Skills Community Coaches to support the work of their organisation.

Referee Development programme: 24 – 26 November 2014

The Referee Development programme is a two phase programme which offers participants an introduction to refereeing at grassroots level. Participants include referees that are already working in community football programmes but who have received minimal or no formal training to improve their refereeing skills and knowledge.

Referee symposium: 27 November 2014

The symposium will be a mixture of interactive presentations designed to provide a modern update in both referee and assistant referee skills. The sessions will also be helpful for instructors and assessors to use the material for further developing their referees in their communities. Included in the presentations will be looking at the following training topics:

  1. Critical Incidents and Communication
  2. Recognising Foul Challenges
  3. Offside Situations and Interpretation
  4. Positioning & Movement
  5. Referee & Assistant Referee Cooperation

To find out more about the football-focused English content and to view the materials online, visit http://premierskills.britishcouncil.org/

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