30-07-2013 … Chief Minister manohar parrikar on Monday said that the game of football had a potential of generating employment of around five to six thousand of various types from football in the next few years in goa
Chief Minister parrikar was speaking at the 1st anniversary of the formation of the Goa Football Development Council at the gfdc office in Panjim
Present for the function were chairman of dempo group of companies srinivas dempo, gfdc chairman dr rufino monteiro, gfdc member secretary elvis gomes and others
Having launched itself in the all-round development of the state sport the Goa Football Development Council till date has opened up around 8 grass-root football development coaching centres training over 1200 boys and girls in various parts of Goa such as Valpoi, Sulcorna, Collem, Khandepar, Benaulim, Navelim, Aldona-Moira and Pernem ..
Gfdc in its last one year has also conducted 3 coaches training/refresher courses, one new entrants referees course developing 30 new referees, organized 9 basic life support courses for 250 football coaches/physical instructors of teams, 6 summer football-coaching camps, one all-India beach soccer tournament, one all-Goa inter-school girls football tournament, a Sports Medicine Seminar and all-important International football conference-GIFT 2013.
Speaking at the function chief minister manohar parrikar said that he was very happy with the way dr rufino had taken forward the good work of goa football development council in the past one year
Chairman of goa football development council dr rufino monteiro said though he was involved with many people’s heart as a doctor his own heart was involved with football and thanked chief minister for reposing faith in him …
Later the GFDC publication were also released at the hands of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar while a special memento and a jersey was also present to mr parrikar at the hands of srinivas dempo chairman of dempo group of companies.