MIRAMAR (GOA): All India Football Federation’s head of coach education, Savio Medeira has expressed confidence that Goa will emerge as a prime example to other states along the coastline, to nurture beach football in a structured manner as the AIFF is making a big effort to develop this format of the beautiful game across the country. Click on www.sportrecs.com/lng to watch the exclusive highlights courtesy media partners ‘Live News Goa’ digital infotainment channel.
The Margao-based former India coach witnessed Goa Beach Soccer ‘grassroots festival’ Miramar-leg recently and was impressed by the overall organisation.
Goa Football Association general secretary Jovito Lopes and Arjuna Awardee Brahmanand Shankhwalkar also feel that the concerted focus on beach soccer will reap rich reward.
GFA recently launched the grassroots festival with Singh Sports Ventures organising ‘Goa Beach Soccer’ at multiple locations in the state. Following the inaugural event at Calangute beach last month, the New Year started with Miramar playing host to the exciting beach football variant on Sunday (January 3, 2021).
Goa Beach Soccer grassroots festival is supported by Sports Authority of Goa, Super 30, Play Goa and Coco-Leni eyewear.