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  • deepakcdeepakc Mumbai 3416 PointsU23 Olympian
    What are the team plans for the new season??
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar I am best player in the world16564 PointsAmateur Footballer
    Too win the I-league with a new Coach
    gaffertapemunna219777
  • clayton SFCclayton SFC 675 PointsU19 International
    what are the transfer plans? the ins and outs..
  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13625 PointsAmateur Footballer
    Those would be revealed in the transfer thread. Official news should be put on this thread.
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India12766 PointsAmateur Footballer
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/i-league-exit-a-blessing-in-disguise/articleshow/61095057.cms

    I-League exit a blessing in disguise for Salgaocar FC, says club VP


    The Salgaocars were out there in full force.

    Clad in green, like he always does when it comes to the club’s matches or functions, there was club president Shivanand Salgaocar and Ranjana Salgaocar. Vice-president Swati Salgaocar was leading the way; then there was club’s general secretary Adlear D’Cruz, team manager Sanjeev Nagvenkar and, a little while later, even coach Norbert Gonsalves made his presence felt. On the field, there were at least 30 coaches and almost all their senior players.

    Dragging all of them together to the Panchayat ground in Chicalim on an overcast Sunday should need some effort. But this was no ordinary day; every Sunday, this time of the year, Salgaocar’s flagship event – community outreach programme – kicks off and nobody from the Salgaocar family would give that a miss.

    For five years now, the programme spread across 20 Sundays sees approximately 700 kids between the ages of six to twelve, get out of their homes and take to the football field. Their parents watch from the sidelines, and as the kids – with a large number of girls -- enthusiastically kick the ball around not knowing what the future has in store for them, the club’s coaches and scout maintain a hawk’s eye.

    “Over the past couple of years, we have started segregating the more talented players and make them train separately. They train as a group right from the beginning till March (when the programme concludes). They then get integrated into the youth development set-up. Rather than just coming here on a Sunday, training and having fun, we’ve ensured that the better players move up the ranks,” said Swati Salgaocar, the club’s vice-president (youth development) and the driving force behind the initiative.

    Salgaocar’s pull-out from the I-League last season has helped the club direct all its energy towards youth development. Several of their players, including star striker Liston Colaco, have been allowed to move on to pastures greener, but the club has not lost track of what it had originally set out to achieve.

    “In a strange way, getting out of the I-League has been a blessing in disguise. We were not really confident of the way forward. Rather than putting in more and more money in a system where we don’t really see the returns, we thought it was best to refocus our efforts to what the original philosophy of our club was.

    “The club was started more to give Goan players a platform and training that would help them develop. Rather than just focus on the first team, we have now started doing what we always wanted: Start younger and younger,” explained Swati.

    It can’t get any younger, or better, than this.
    Carbon_14indianFootballFanSOCCER4klBrainFallINDIAkartik91
  • EastBengalPrideEastBengalPride India5747 PointsU23 Olympian
    Yeah you are giving them a platform, but to where? Launch them into space? NE has clubs for players to play in I-League and ISL with 4 clubs. Goa has been reduced to CB and FCG due to the chickening out of Salgaocar, Dempo and ScG.
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar I am best player in the world16564 PointsAmateur Footballer
    Salgaocar n Dempo will do a grand return soon.
    BrainFallINDIACarbon_14deepak dedhashanks_dehighliving
  • deepak dedhadeepak dedha New Delhi1700 PointsAmateur Footballer
    I couldnt me more glad. Dempo used to be my favorite club.  :#
  • Carbon_14Carbon_14 Bengaluru 2669 Points
    There are not much companies in Guwahati still people with decent scores take admissions there

    tata football academy is in Jamshedpur 

    chandigardh football all academy is in Chandigarh 

    location doesn’t matter, if players improved then they will get noticed...
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