CHICALIM: The 6th edition of Salgaocar FC’s annual Community Outreach Program came to a close at the Chicalim Panchayat ground recently, with their grassroots football festival for children enrolled in the program and their parents.
Speaking on the occasion, Swati Salgaocar, Vice President-Youth Development said that “Salgaocar FC’s commitment to developing football at a grassroots level has remained unwavering in the uncertain economic situation in Goa and lack of clarity on the way forward for football in India. This would not have been possible without the support and involvement of the local community”.
The festival began with the children playing small sided games.
Various football related fun games were organised for the parents as well.
The games concluded with fun football matches between the parents and the coaches, volunteers and older children.
Medals & mementos were handed over to the volunteers and coaches of the Community Outreach Program for their voluntary service.
Prizes were also given to the winners of the games organized at the festival.
The evening concluded with words of appreciation from the parents and young footballers.
This year’s edition also saw the introduction of baby Leagues for children in the 8 and 10 year age group.
Around 90 children participated in 40 matches between November and March.