PANAJI: FC Goa, on Wednesday, announced a partnership with Sporting Club of Porvorim, which is a village club headquartered at Salvador do Mundo; as part of the holistic plan to develop the football ecosystem in Goa, stated a press release.

FC Goa last season partnered with the Panchayat of Salvador do Mundo to refurbish their infrastructure with a training ground being constructed to meet international standards whilst also installing dressing rooms within the facility, for the FC Goa First-team.

With the new agreement in place, FC Goa will now provide technical expertise to Sporting Club of Porvorim under the guidance of FC Goa’s Technical Team. Coaches from FC Goa will develop a curriculum to train the youth of Porvorim constituency who will play for Sporting Club of Porvorim in the U-14 and U-18 categories, added the club statement.

FC Goa will endeavour as such with the belief that eventually, some of these boys would make it to the Gaurs’ youth and senior teams. Sporting Cub of Porvorim is set to participate in the youth leagues organised by the Goa Football Association and the All India Football Federation. The Gaurs will also partner with the club to organise grassroots festivals every month for boys and girls in the U-12 and U-10 categories, it further stated.

In regards to the same, Sporting Club of Porvorim has announced trials for their U-18 and U-14 football teams. Boys who are born on or after 1-1-2004 and 1-1-2009 will be eligible for the trials for U-18 and U-14 teams respectively. For the grassroots category, boys and girls born on or after 1-1-2010 will be eligible to try out for the U-12 team while those born on or after 1-1-2012 will be eligible for the U-10 team.

Interested players in respective categories may register themselves at the Salvador do Mundo Panchayat Office and/or contact Stephen at +917218656129/988177882 before July 5th 2021, along with their Birth Certificate, Aadhar Card and Election Card of the parents.

Only residents of the Porvorim constituency are eligible to participate in these trials. The dates for the trials will be communicated to the registered players personally at a future date.

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