Seven Goan football coaches in Sham Gauli, Joao Rebello, Astrid Pereira, Sujita Murgaonkar, Shekhar Kerkar, Ryan Cardoso and Malvita Mascarenhas have cleared the Premier Skills Stage 3 training, which was held at the Sports Authority of India, Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education in Trivandrum, Kerala.
Premier Skills is a partnership between the English Premier League and the British Council. Using the support of the All India Football Federation and the Goa Football Association, among other State FAs, the programme uses football as a tool to help develop both community coaching and English language skills.
The programme trains sports coaches, referees and youth leaders, enhancing their existing football skills, whilst also developing their leadership skills and a greater understanding of the role football can play in tackling other social issues.
Stage three involved five contact days for the potential Coach Educators to run sessions for the new coaches, and these were observed and assessed by Premier League trainers and conducted from May 3 to 7.