The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), in association with a Delhi-based NGO, has initiated a football training programme known as Coach the Educators.

A senior SDMC official stated, “As part of the workshop, 60 primary school teachers have been instructed in football techniques, basics of injury prevention and detection, diet and nutrition and session planning.”

“The pilot project has been organized for 3 years in the Najafgarh Zone under the SDMC and will directly affect over 5,000 boys and girls in the age group of 4-10 years,” he stated.

“The next phase would be the common football training programmes, which will start in the Najafgarh Zone, and applications have been invited for football coaches on a contract basis. The SDMC is working on a plan to develop a sports complex, stadium and large playgrounds,” the official appended.

He further said, “a sports cell has been formed which would start football training programmes in Karkarola, Jharoda, Pochanpur, and Surhela in the Najafgarh zone.”

“Following the successful execution of this programme, it would be duplicated in other zones of the SDMC and other sports like cricket would also be included in it,” he voiced.

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