GUWAHATI, Aug 18 - With an ambition to develop the game of football among the underprivileged kids in the rural areas, an NGO � Football for Development of Sports (F4DS), in association with Kamrupa FC is planning to set up a training centre at Bondapara, Boko.
The organisers, a non profit organisation will conduct a selection trial at the Janata Ground, Bondapara on August 26 for boys and girls U-11 and U-14 years.
Disclosing this in a press conference here today, the F4DS vice president Prasenjit Dutta said, �We are working on a pilot project in six villages in North Bengal and managing six academies with over 150 kids. We are very much interested in expanding our model across the North East and initially we are planning to start it in Boko.� It will be a non residential project among the kids of the Boko area, Dutta added.
Praising the F4DS officials for taking up the project in the State, the Assam Football Association (AFA) secretary Ankur Dutta said that it will definitely help in producing quality players as highly qualified coaching staff will train the kids of the Boko area where several talented footballers have been already spotted. He further revealed that the AFA does not have any financial involvement in the project but they will provide all possible support in running the project.