In Kolkata the AIFF-Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Women Match Officials Workshop gets underway

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The All India Football Federation (AIFF) with Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) have collaborated foe a workshop. Its to hold a two-day workshop in Kolkata beginning today.

The RFYS – AIFF Women Match Official Workshop is a first of its type. With over 30 female officials receiving important on-field and classroom instruction from AIFF Officials over the course of two days. AIFF registered the referees attending the session. However, they come from as far away as Shillong, Kharagpur , Jamshedpur, Aizawal, Hyderabad, and Kolkata .

However, on behalf of the AIFF, Trevor Kettle (Chief Refereeing Officer) and Maria Rebello (Course Director & Referees Committee Member) will lead the workshop.

Mr. Trevor Kettle, AIFF Chief Refereeing Officer, stated, “RFYS, beyond players and coaches, fully recognises the positive contribution that referees bring to the game of football. RFYS’s forward thinking attitude and inclusiveness has provided exciting opportunities for aspiring female referees across a number of competitions and the country. AIFF’s Referee Department, in partnership with RFYS, is delighted to provide those dedicated female match officials an opportunity to upskill and receive training reserved for Professional Match Officials. The future for female referees is bright and the federation feels that women match officials with ambition, drive and dedication will operate at the professional level in the coming years.”

RFYS-AIFF Women Match Officials Workshop

“Reliance Foundation is committed towards ensuring more participation of girl and women athletes in India,”stated Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Spokesman regarding the training. We work extensively towards creating programmes which would provide them maximum opportunities to learn and showcase their expertise. The RFYS-AIFF Women Match Officials Workshop is yet another step in that direction to ensure that the women officials in India undergo the requisite upskilling and training to enhance their participation in the football ecosystem. We are pleased to partner with the All India Football Federation for this workshop and hope that we are able to grow the number of women officials in national and international football matches.”

The Reliance Foundation has made significant contributions to the advancement of women in football. It is done by providing them with several opportunities to demonstrate their abilities. While the RFYS Football Championship 2022-23 season saw a tremendous participation from young girls around the country. However, what stood out was the tournament’s numerous female coaches, match officials, and team personnel.

Since its start, RFYS has affected 9 million students. They are from over 10,000 schools and institutions in 26 states and union territories. As well as the football coaching ecosystem. However, upskilling 750+ coaches with RFYS-sponsored D License coaching certification in collaboration with AIFF. RFYS held virtual seminars on fitness, nutrition, and athlete well-being throughout the pandemic. However, over 11,000+ coaches/athletes attended these seminars. And presented digital Coach education workshops. Moreover, it was with The Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC), which certified over 400+ coaches, including women.

Reliance Foundation Sports Information:

The Reliance Foundation honours the spirit of sports, including joy, health, tenacity, dedication, winning, and losing. And aims to ensuring that more children and young from all walks of life can participate in sports. Resulting in a healthier, stronger, and more active India. Since 2013, our projects have touched the lives of over 21.5 million young people throughout the country. Moreover, from 13,000+ schools and institutions have got in touch with us. They are providing an opportunity for every exceptional child to pursue their ambition of a profession or glory in sports. And they tailor our programmes to provide them with as many possibilities as possible. At Reliance Foundation they aspire to be the wind beneath the wings of Indian athletes. And assisting them in reaching their full potential.

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