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With an aim to raise the standards of grassroots football in West Bengal, the AIFF E-License Course was conducted at the Aditya Academy Secondary School in Barasat the headquarters of North 24 Parganas, which is situated in the southern part of West Bengal.

The course was hosted by the Indian Football Association (IFA) and supported by the Hero ISL Children’s League. It was held from 10th to 13th February, with a total of 22 participants attending the course. All the participants are coaches in the inaugural edition of the Hero ISL Children’s League. The lead instructor of the course was Gyan Moyon, with Anil Tamang being the assistant instructor.

“The E Certificate Course in Aditya Academy was an amazing time for me as an Instructor. The participants were very active, eager to learn and responsive. This initiative has provided the coaches with good knowledge of grassroots philosophy, a good understanding of the characteristics of various age groups and how to develop and strengthen them accordingly. It also provides the coaches with the necessary means to give them quality in their coaching field,” said Gyan Moyon.

Regarding how this course would help the state of West Bengal, he stated, “This endeavour to promote grassroots is sure to raise the standards of football in West Bengal in a big way.”