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Course important for grassroots development: Koevermans

Posted on Dec 14, 05:49PM | IBNS

The All India Football Federation organised D License Coaching Programme, which concluded at IIT New Delhi on Friday, is a very important step towards Grassroots Development, National Coach Wim Koevermans feels.

"This is very essential. I have been a part of Coach Education for long and I can tell you that D License Programmes are essential for Grassroots Development. You need good coaches to look after young players at the Grassroot level," Koevermans said on the sidelines of the Practical Sessions at the IIT Complex.

The course, which started from Dec 9 was conducted by Scott O'Donell, Technical Director, Academies, also the Director of Coach Education.

Besides, Md. Yusuf Ansari and Kundan Chandra are the two instructors looking after the 36 participants who went through practical and theory sessions over the last six days.

O'Donnell also echoed the same sentiment.

"Grassroots stay on the top of our priority list and hence this course stays important. You need good Coaches for the Grassroots and the D License Course prepares you for that," he said.

"You get to teach the kids and the instructors are there to guide you. You get to learn a lot. The participants are very enthusiastic and I am very happy with the way things are going," O'Donell said.

The list of participants stays:

Vikas Rawat, Lokesh Dhar Kukrety, Vivek Rawat, Rajeev Dhyani, Kushal, Ritu, Nitesh Kumar Dimri, Mamta Sajwan, Tuireiseim Khamrang, Danny Muinao, Rabishankar Singh Chintham, Vinod Kumar, Vikas N, Anup, Chinmoy Mahato, Arun Mishra, Sumit, Deepak Singh Thathola, Vivek Prakash Gupta, Imran Ahmed Khan, Pronoy Roy, Bhuvan Chandra Joshi, Rajat Guha, Adil Mirza, Mohammed Sabir, Manoj Joshi, Anshuman Arya, Rahul Parasher, Suvrat Thatte, Sanjay Dhyani, Nilesh, Hemant Singh, Ashish Rawat, Prahlad Rawat, Trilok Singh Bisht, Velu D.