PANAJI: Vedanta Sports through its football development initiatives – Sesa Football Academy (SFA) in Goa and Zinc Football Academy (ZFA) in Rajasthan, recently organised an online interactive session with former North-East United FC coach Gerard Nus guiding the players.
The ex-Liverpool FC Academy coach applauded the state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities at SFA and ZFA while he urged the young footballers to make the most out of it.
The 36-year-old highly-rated Spanish tactician highlighted the most important attributes for players’ success, focussing on ‘hunger, passion and desire’ being extremely important elements in the journey of a player.
President of Vedanta Sports, Annanya Agarwal was also present for the session along with the coaches and support staff of both the academies. The session was organised in order to provide better exposure opportunities and to provide knowledge about advance football techniques to the players, particularly when on-ground training sessions are hampered due to COVID.
“Interacting with a stalwart like Gerard is a wonderful learning opportunity for our players from SFA & ZFA. At Vedanta Sports, we are committed to honing sports talents across the country through our robust grassroot training programmes. During this unprecedented situation posed due to COVID, our team is working to ensure uninterrupted player development using various virtual platforms & online tools,” stated Agarwal.
SFA is continuously working towards training and development of players through the virtual platform, wherein SFA coaches are periodically engaging with all academy players through E- Mentorship programmes.
Arjuna Awardee, Brahmanand Shankhwalkar, Chairman of GFDC, applauded this initiative, saying: “I appreciate Sesa Football Academy and Zinc Football Academy for contributing to the Indian Football through grassroots training programmes, which is extremely vital for grooming the talents. I also urge all the emerging footballers to work dedicatedly and ensure focused efforts to achieve greater heights in football arena.”