The Chief of Operations of All India Football Federation (AIFF), Kishore Taid on Friday met Director of Sports, Tadar Appa and discussed the importance of AIFF’s new initiative, ‘The Baby League’, at the latter’s office in Itanagar.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) Chief of Operations, Kishore Taid, was on a one-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.
Giving valuable suggestions for its implementation, Taid informed that ‘The Baby League’ is a football league for young aspirants between five to 12 years to develop the game from grassroots level.
Appa, who is also the secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA), assured to lend every possible help from the department in organizing the league in the State.
The Baby League will be organized by APFA in the month of September later this year.
With this Arunachal Pradesh will become the second state after Meghalaya to implement the programme.
The association will also organize a workshop under the guidance of AIFF’s instructor regarding the league in the month of June, sources informed.
Further, Taid lauded the efforts made by the APFA for the development of football in the state and agreed to provide more help in terms of training and refresher courses for coaches as well as referees and technical input for the development of football.
Later, Taid also went to see the newly constructed Astroturf football ground at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy.
The AIFF chief of operations is visiting the State at the invitation of Kipa Ajay, secretary of APFA.