PANJIM: Vedanta – Sesa Goa Iron Ore as part of its commitment to serve the community established Sesa Football Academy (SFA) in the year 1999 will be admitting the tenth batch of trainees to the academy from June 2016 for the upcoming academic year 2016-17.
The application form and prospectus is available from February 2 to 16 from the offices of Vedanta. The duration of the training period is four years. Boys in the age group of 14-15 years (born not later than December 31, 2002 and not earlier than January 1, 2001) are eligible to apply. Passionate boys with a flair for the game and ambitious to become professional players only need apply. The applicants must demonstrate dedication, hard work; have the ability for intensive and disciplined training while concurrently pursuing formal studies. Boys called for selections should get their Medical Fitness Certificate and photocopy of birth certificate for the admission process.
With the prime objective of nurturing young football talent from Goa. SFA is located in Sankhali and is run on a residential basis. SFA imparts systematic and scientific training and lays emphasis to develop the potential and grooms the youngsters to become full-fledged professional players. SFA takes care of the formal education of the trainees during the four year training period.
Within a span of 16 years, SFA has made tremendous impact on the football fraternity in Goa as well as across India. Young football enthusiasts aspiring to become professionals are showing keen interest to join the academy.
Till date, 109 trainees have successfully passed out from the academy with most of them playing for India’s senior team, I-League clubs of India and local clubs in Goa. Shortly, the eighth batch will graduate in April 2016.