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3-day course for coaches

Imphal, Jan. 16: Football Federation of Australia instructor Anthony Frost began his three-day stint with Manipur coaches in the AIFF-FIFA-AMFA grassroots course at Artificial Turf, Khuman Lampak, from today.

The inaugural function was held at Olympic Bhavan, Khuman Lampak sports complex, this morning.

All-Manipur Football Association president A. Santosh Kumar Singh presided over the meeting.

Altogether 31 coaches, including eight women footballers, are participating in the course.

Anjana Turembeker from the AIFF will assist the Australian instructor.

The three-day session will have theory courses for coaches with slideshows in the morning at Olympic Bhavan. Practical classes will be held at Artificial Turf, Khuman Lampak.

Frost also addressed the gathering at the inaugural function and said his main job is to share his experiences with the local coaches.

It is the trainers job to see that their wards have good prospects ahead, he said.

At present, Frost is the team leader of the zone development officers at Football Federation Victoria, involved with coaching courses and mentoring external coach educators.

Coaching programme: A 15-day grassroots football coaching programme got under way at YLL ground, Pishum, yesterday. Nearly 30 boys between 12 and 14 years of age are participating in the course.

Three coaches Puthiba Singh, Debchandra Singh and M. Deben are mentoring the boys.

Seven-a-side hockey: Youth Club-cum-Information Centre, Kontha Ahallup, is organising the second Y. Rashmani seven-a-side Mens Invitation Hockey Tournament from February 23 at Kontha Ahallup. Entries can be sent till February 10.

The winner will be awarded Rs 50,000 and the runners-up will get Rs 30,000.