Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 31: The much exciting PIFA Football Camp at Jodhamal came to a close with great fanfare, here.
Manchester coach, Mason had flown specially for the Camp at Jodhamal under the aegis of PIFA Mumbai.
Anjali Shah, Director of PIFA has been getting the renowned coaches from UK which is known for a good football for the last thirteen years to different elite schools of the Country and Jodhamal has joined the Elite Club of the Schools with PIFA international Football Camps. Mason taught passing, dribbling, kicking and cutting skills to the students to play good and competitive soccer, while Nirvan Shah a UAFA Coach and the owner of the I League 2 Team was the second coach who also worked on the mind and foot movement coordination of the students by making them play different games based on the reflex actions.
Prerak Bist, a Manchester trained goalkeeper was the third coach to assist Mason and Nirvan in the coaching.
All boys did very well in the skill tests on shooting, dribbling, passing and control in which Ashish Pandita was adjudged the most well behaved Player whereas the best player among seniors was given to Vardan Dutt and the best in Junior category was won by Faizan Chaudhary. For seniors, the second position was bagged by Farhan Mir and for juniors, Prakhar Bist was adjudged second.
All the boys had a great time during this Camp. Besides boys, 56 girls also participated in the Grass-root Level Football Training during this Camp.
Principal Trilok Singh Bist felicitated the Manchester Coach Mason Minister, Prerak Bist and PIFA Coach Nirvan Shah with mementos and bouquets and thanked Anjali Shah for all the efforts put in by her in organizing this camp at Jodhamal Public School.
Nandan Kuthiala Trustee of Jodhamal Public School said that Jodhamal is always ready to do anything which brings out the overall personality of the students studying at Jodhamal.
At the end Mason shared his feelings and said that he has coached all over the world by now but the kind of students he found at Jodhamal were the best with values and respect for their coach. Nirvan and Prerak also shared their coaching experiences and were also of the opinion that Jammu kids have a lot of potential for future football.
Anjali said that with FIFA Under 17 coming to India in 2017 Football has a Great Career ahead.