FIFA FUTURO-III Refereeing Instructors’ Course kicks off
Posted on : Wednesday September 11, 2013
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: Mr. Manmeet Singh Goindi, Director of Sports Authority of India (SAI) inaugurated the glittering Inauguration Ceremony of the first of its kind in India, FIFA FUTURO-III Refereeing Instructors’ Course for South Asia and Central Region in the Capital on Wednesday (September 11, 2013).
India had earlier organised a FIFA FUTURO-III Special Course in New Delhi in March 2012.
Dominic Chielens, Course Coordinator of FIFA, Mohamad Naim Nair Bin Abdullah from AFC and Muhiseen Ariff, FIFA Regional Development Officer from Sri Lanka, were present in the opening ceremony.
FIFA Instructors Ishiyama Nobaru from Japan, Maniam Ganeshan from Singapore and Ravichandran Chappanimutu, would be conducting the Sessions.
The five-day Course is being attended by 43 participants from all over South and central Asia.
Mr. Goindi in his address, said: “The AIFF has done a great job in making Futuro III Referees Course a reality in India. I am sure the Course will be a success. The conduct of this Course will benefit the region.”
Head of Referees-AIFF, Col. Goutam Kar informed, “This Course aims to prepare the Instructors for the next level.”
“We have participants from South, Central Asia and Iran. This Course will aim to improve teaching methodology using new tools and focuses on the importance of Referee Assessment. The goal is to find future Elite Instructors from Asia” he added.
Mr. Ariff insisted, “There’s no reason to believe why sub-continental Referees can’t make it big at the World Stage.”
“We want more number of Instructors from our Confederation to reach the highest level and become a FIFA Instructor. At present there are 12 FIFA Instructors from AFC,” he added.
The two aspects of this Course are Technical and Fitness Course. While Mr. Ishiyama Nobaru will take care of the Technical sessions, Mr. Maniam Ganeshan and Mr. Ravichandran Chappanimutu will preside over the Fitness drills.
The FIFA FUTURO-III Referee Instructors’ Course is aimed at developing the Instructional skills of Instructors actively involved in teaching in their respective Member Associations. Such Courses use a Regional format and Instructors from neighbouring countries are trained at a Centralised venue.
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