On Mother’s International Day, State Football Academy of Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council started the women academy on Sunday at AstroTurf Srinagar.
An initiative by the Chief Minister of the State Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, State Football Academy having 22 units in all 22 districts wherein young boys and girls are being trained professionally, the statement reads.
The statement said that the youngsters are being trained by the International Players like Mehraj Ud Din Wadoo, Ishafaq Ahmad and international coach Sajid Yousuf.
“Almost 100 youngsters under the age group of 13, 15 and 18 years are being trained in 22 district units. These sums 2200 youngsters are getting professional training in every circle,” the statement further said.
Besides 100 young aspiring players gets training and guidance in four football schools held per Sunday, which is open to all.
It is pertinent to mention here that eight units of women academies have been launched till and the next one will be launched at Ladakh in coming days informed Secretary Sports Council Waheed Ur Rehman Para in a statement.
He further added that such initiatives will nurture the talent of the youngsters from far-flung areas.