Dempo Sports Club celebrated the AFC grassroots day, in association with Bethany Convent HS and Salcete FC, at Bethany Convent HS ground, Sao Jose de Areal on May 15.
Altogether 130 children participated, including girls in the one-day festival, in series if activity grids, work stations, comprising of multiple fun games and small-sided games.
The event led by Dempo Youth Development Technical Director Katz Naidoo saw the children between the age group of 7-14 years play and enjoy the beautiful game with fun and entertainment.
“The festival was an exciting event for all the participants with various activities that took place on the day,” said Katz Naidoo.
“The related workshops and game stations that were planned on the activities were all fun and ball oriented. For what I have seen, their glee was the message of enjoyment,” he said.
“ I was impressed with the performances of the U10 and the girls, which reflected freedom of expression that allowed them space to play and have fun,” he added.
The activity offered the Sao Jose de Areal village children to interact with Dempo YD TD Katz Naidoo and other YD coaches and learn some basics of the beautiful game.
Bethany Convent HS PE teached Vaibhav Raut said, “the festival was brilliantly conducted by the Dempo SC and the kids enjoyed it a lot. The convent ground was blue and the activities planned were liked by the kids aswell.”
Benthany Convent Headmistress Sr. P Pinto thanked Dempo SC for conducting such activities for their school children and added that they are looking forward for more of such events in near future.
Salcete FC official Agnel Fernandes was also present for the function.