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SFA Launches Football unit in Gurez

Nasir Khuehami


KNS

Bandipora, Sep 01 (KNS): With an objective to provide professional training to kids, State Football Academy (SFA) here on today launched its unit in Gurez Tehsil of Bandipora District here in North Kashmir after conducting selection trials.
Around 200 football aspirants from various areas of Gurez Tehsil attended the trials among which 40 probable’s’ Under 17 was short listed. The event was coordinated by Prominent Footballer and SFA head Coach Tahir Hashmee.
Locals who were present during launch said that it was for the first time that professional football academy was set up in Border area Like Gurez. They said that we are extremely happy that a professional academy was launched here and it will definitely prove fruitful to the youth of Gurez.
SFA head Coach Tahir Hashmee said, that this academy will act as major sports training institute and will provide players a platform to prepare for national as well as international competitions. He said that, our aim is to provide opportunities to the youth of each, besides providing them coaching on professional lines so that they can make their way to reputed and professional clubs. (KNS)