Thane City FC along with Thane Football Association (TFA) successfully conducted the AIFF E-Certificate course from 8th to 11th November 2022 at Palava Football Stadium. AIFF instructor Hardeep Singh and co-instructor Firmin D’Souza led the 4-day course with 24 candidates under their wing. To conclude the course, Southampton FC’s Football Development Manager, Andy Martino attended the Grassroots Football Festival and shared valuable insights with the candidates.
“This is grassroots and this is where it all starts, this 4-day course not only helps the coaches prepare for their coaching journey but also the playing journey of their academy children,” said Andy Martino. Instructor Hardeep Singh added, “This exchange of knowledge is what helps the coaches become real coaches. It’s not just a 4-day short course but an introduction and commencement to adapting to the realities of grassroots football.”
About AIFF E-Certificate
AIFF E-Certificate is an introductory course that is conducted in 4 days. Besides coaching kids 6-12years of age, the course content is also on Golden Baby Leagues and Futsal.
About Thane Football Association (TFA)
Thane Football Association (TFA) is the official governing body of football in the Thane District.