20-dec-2012 … The GFDC in its meeting today expressed satisfaction over the commencement of the Valpoi Football Development Centre and resolved to commence another Centre at Sulcorna to be later followed by one at Aldona.
It was also decided to create a pool of coaches to manage these development centres and equip these coaches with high quality training. Member of the GFDC and former Secretary of GFA Mr. Savio Messias was appointed by the council to oversee the process of selection and training of these coaches.
The highlight of the meeting was the decision to host an annual football Conference in the state, which was named as G.I.F.T standing for The Goa International Football Table to be held in the first week of March 2013.
The council also announced the appointment of M/S Transstadia, Mumbai as the knowledge partner for GFDC. The knowledge partner has been entrusted with assisting GFDC with the task of creating a five year road map and create business models for players, clubs including village clubs, associations and the Council to be self-sustaining and to create knowledge resources to be shared with all stake holders.
Earlier, the council reviewed the on-going Basic Life Support programmes and the Sports Medicine Seminar held recently and resolved to further enhance skills of the coaches to attended to all medical situations on the Football field.