The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the objective of cooperation in development and promotion of Football in India. The MOU is focused on innovation and execution of research projects and also to establish a robust education system in areas of coaching and Football administration.
AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das during the signing ceremony remarked, “This is a great opportunity created by AIFF and Amity University for those interested in technical and management education in field of Football. The objective of this MOU is to provide exposure for Indian professional to state-of-the-art know how in global Football as well as to carry out cutting-edge research in domestically to enhance Football knowledge in India.”
“Our focus has always been to better the Football ecosystem of the country and with Amity, it is another step taken towards achieving that goal.”
Dr. Balwinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh called the MOU as path breaking partnership, aspiring towards AIFF’s goal of creating an efficient football ecosystem and pave way for competitive success at the international stage. “This will further strengthen our commitment to contribute to the development of Indian Football,” said Dr. Shukla.
Dr. Kalpana Sharma, Director ASPESS & Sports expressed the need for standardised coach education program for the University graduates and physical education professionals through integration within the curriculum in the education system. “Such MOUs will be helpful in creating opportunities for a scientific base toward the game of Football,” commented Dr. Sharma.
An International Coaches’ Conference to be hosted by Amity University later this year would be the first project under this MOU. Additionally, the AIFF and Amity would also be working towards carrying out research projects on various domestic leagues and players, developing courses in football administration and integrating coach and referee development courses with degree programmes in physical education.