Salgaocar Football Club launched the 8th edition of its Community Outreach Program for children aged 6-11 years, at the Chicalim Panchayat ground on Sunday. The program saw a flood of registrations even after a break of two years due to Covid-19 Pandemic, states a press release.
Salgaocar FC President, Shivanand Salgaocar; Swati Salgaocar, Vice-President (Youth Development); General secretary Adlear D’Cruz, Francisco Nunes, G.F.A executive member (Mormugao zone); and Head Coach of Salgaocar FC, Levino Anthony Pereira; were present for the launch.
Shivanand Salgaocar said: “Despite a gap of two years it’s good to see parents with their children on a Sunday which could easily be enjoyed at home. The support of the community and Chicalim Panchayat has made it possible for us to fulfill our vision of community building through football”.
Swati Salgaocar, who declared the event open, said: “Youth development and especially grassroots football has always been a top priority for Salgaocar FC so it’s a great validation to have parents and kids show up in great numbers after a 2-year pause due to the pandemic.The primary aim of the club is to promote local talent and our Community Outreach Program is the perfect way to encourage young footballers.”
Parents informed that they were looking forward to this program and were awaiting the start of the event as the children were excited to be on the ground and enjoy the activities.
Children were divided into groups on multiple small grounds to demonstrate various fun drills and basic football skills under the guidance of qualified coaches.
The program will be conducted every Sunday till March 2023. There will also be information sessions on health and nutrition regularly held for parents by experts and specialists from SMRC’s V.M Salgaocar Hospital-Chicalim.