CAPTION: Nadi FA vice-president Javed Ahmed, left, with his colleague Pranesh Amarsee. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.
By SHALENDRA PRASAD
Soccer development in Nadi is about to take a giant leap – thanks to the newly elected officials of the Nadi FA who are keen to develop players from grass-roots level in the district.
The newly formed development arm of Nadi Football Association known as the Nadi FA Youth Academy is organizing a Soccer Clinic for both boys and girls from the age of six to 14 years every Saturday with the initial clinic planned for February 16 at Nadi Muslim Primary School grounds from 9am to 11am.
Nadi FA’s newly elected vice-president Javed Ahmed who is the brains behind the whole initiative says the idea is to develop youngster at a very early age so that the district has abundance of talents at all times.
“We aim to take the kids from the very basic level of soccer and move upwards and this is an idea we have taken from the English and Spanish Premier League concept,” Mr Ahmed informed.
He said coaching director Kamal Swamy will oversee the development plans and response from the general public has been overwhelming.
“We have received so much response and expect at least sixty kids this Saturday.”
Meanwhile registration per child is only two dollars and parents can contact Javed Ahmed on mobile 9992103 for more information.