Jammu:All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Kalyan Chaubey on Monday discussed a roadmap on football activities to be undertaken in Jammu and Kashmir with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha during a meeting at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar.
Chaubey, flanked by Dr Shahji Prabhakaran, Secretary General, AIFF discussed the roadmap for Football activities.
Sinha asked the AIFF officer bearers to set up at least one Centre of Excellence each in Srinagar and Jammu and organise capacity-building programmes for local referees so that they are eligible for officiating in bigger events like I-League etc.
The Lieutenant Governor further asked the AIFF to include J&K in the panel of states and Union Territories that will host national level competitions, international and I-League matches on a regular basis.
“AIFF should also come up with a programme for promotion of women’s football in the Union Territory and nurture them to excel at national and international competitions,” he added.
Chaubey assured the support of AIFF in the development of football in the UT stating that the Federation is ready to work with all the stakeholders to help the youth of J&K to hone their abilities.
Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Sarmad Hafeez and Nuzhat Gull, Secretary, J&K Sports Council were also present during the meeting.