27/01/2016 …. The Goa Football Development Council’s Poira centre celebrated its 2nd Anniversary with fun, flair and loads of exhibition football matches between teams from GFDC Mayem, Sanquelim, Arpora grassroots centres who joined the celebrations. The function was also graced by GFDC Member Secretary, Aleixo Da Costa and Arjuna Awardee & GFDC Council MemberBrahmanand Shankwalkar.
Speaking on the occasion Brahmanand Shankwalkar congratulated the entire Poira team for 2 years of hard work evolved towards the young budding trainees who are being moulded to future Indian stars.
He also urged trainees to give 100 per cent in training which will benefit them during matches. GFDC Member Secretary, Aleixo Da Costa was pleased to visit the centre for the 2ndtime in few months and acknowledged the hard work done by coaches and centre head and other members of Poira grassroots centre which obliged him to attend the anniversary.
He further stated that Goa has not seen any Arjuna Awardees after Brahmanand Shankwalkar and Bruno Coutinho and advised trainees to focus and work hard to be like them and achieve greatness and laurels.
He also stated that the progress made by Poira centre will enable its trainees play at the highest level in years to come. Among the dignitaries present were Narendra Tari, Panch Member, Sunil Govekar, President of Siquerim Sports Club, Sandeep Hadfadkar from Chowgule Company and Narayan Tari, Poira High School Teacher.
The centre is by administered by Sinquerim Sports Club and supervised by Laxman Hadfadkar, Centre Head and Coaches Madukar Tari, Yatin Chopdekar and Ankita Tari.