FC Goa organised a Grassroots Festival at the Vidya Vikas Academy (VVA) in Margao. Aimed at providing children with access to the sport through fun and professionally organised technical sessions, the grassroots festival saw participation from over 100 students from the Vidya Vikas Academy.
The children participating were between the age group of 10-14 years and played a number of different games that aimed at improving their strength, coordination, balance, focus, concentration and leadership skills. Coaches from the Forca Goa foundation looked over the proceedings.
Director of sports, Vidya Vikas Academy, Sidharth Dessai expressed the importance of organising such an event in schools. “I am very thankful to FC Goa for conducting a grassroots festival for our school students,” said Dessai.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FC Goa, Aditya Datta also spoke about how such a programme can help in the development of students at a young age and laid out plans to incorporate such events in other schools as well. “It’s an amazing experience to see so many kids involved. Our objective is to start training at an early age with a more scientific approach and this can be achieved with such a response. We hope to take this format and program to other schools of Goa as well,” said Datta.