The PFI Referee Exposure Training finishes in LNIPE, Gwalior

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The All India Football Federation has a three-day Project Future India (PFI). Moreover, it is Exposure Training for Referees completed on Thursday, March 30, 2023. It was at the Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE), Gwalior.

The AIFF referees development courses provide candidates with an understanding of the ‘Laws of the Game’ and provide them with the practical skills to be a match official.

29 people from all around India attended the workshop. Three instructors: Rizwan Ul Haq (Delhi), Murgth G (Karnataka), and Nazir Ahmed (Karnataka) (J&K) taught the course. Moreover, LNIPE provided full support for the course, which included multiple speakers and comprehensive discussions on sports science.

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The AIFF and the LNIPE, Gwalior, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in January 2023. However, It is to build the first Centre of Referees Excellence (CORE) in India at the LNIPE. Moreover, in accordance with the Federation’s Strategic Roadmap outlined as part of ‘Vision 2047’.

PFI is a grassroots development programme. The batch will be under dedicated referees, instructors and fitness trainers for two years and undergo minimum four training exposures. Referees who show potential for growth after each exposure will be retained and called for next exposures. A top level development project for another two years will further nurture .

The All India Football Association (AIFF) is looking to create world class referees. PFI is a continuous development project launched in 2012. Moreover, In the longer run many of them can take up refereeing as a full time professional career.

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