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AIFF-FIFA to set up academies in India

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Sept 9 (PTI): Following the visit of the two-member FIFA technical team comprising of Thierry Regenass and Jean-Michel Benezet, the All India Football Federation with FIFA�s guidance and support have finalised plans for setting up regional academies and an elite academy.

Regenass is the director, Member Associations and Development Vision, FIFA, and Benezet is the technical director.

In Phase 1 of the Project, four regional academies would be set up in Bangalore (Goal Project), Kolkata (Pailan World School), Mumbai/Navi Mumbai and Delhi/NCR by March 31 next year.

In case the Sikkim Goal Project is fully operational by the end of this year, it may also be added in the first phase itself.

In the next phase � by March 2013, academies have been planned in Chennai, Chandigarh and Kerala.

The Goa Technical Centre, which currently is used as a training centre for the U-16 and U-19 national teams will continue for the time being, but once the other Academies are in place, there is a plan to convert the same into another regional academy.

Each academy will house between 30-35 boys who will be selected from the grassroot level in the age group of 13-14 after a scouting process from various football schools and school leagues across the country and a selection camp. FIFA is helping in setting up the guidelines for this scouting process.

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AIFF-FIFA to set up academies in India

NEW DELHI, Sept 9 (PTI): Following the visit of the two-member FIFA technical team comprising of Thierry Regenass and Jean-Michel Benezet, the All India Football Federation with FIFA�s guidance and support have finalised plans for setting up regional academies and an elite academy.

Regenass is the director, Member Associations and Development Vision, FIFA, and Benezet is the technical director.

In Phase 1 of the Project, four regional academies would be set up in Bangalore (Goal Project), Kolkata (Pailan World School), Mumbai/Navi Mumbai and Delhi/NCR by March 31 next year.

In case the Sikkim Goal Project is fully operational by the end of this year, it may also be added in the first phase itself.

In the next phase � by March 2013, academies have been planned in Chennai, Chandigarh and Kerala.

The Goa Technical Centre, which currently is used as a training centre for the U-16 and U-19 national teams will continue for the time being, but once the other Academies are in place, there is a plan to convert the same into another regional academy.

Each academy will house between 30-35 boys who will be selected from the grassroot level in the age group of 13-14 after a scouting process from various football schools and school leagues across the country and a selection camp. FIFA is helping in setting up the guidelines for this scouting process.

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— Dalai Lama(THIS IS STATIC)