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LEH: A three-day Football Referees Refresher Course organised by Jammu and Kashmir Football Association in collaboration with District Youth Services and Sports Department Leh began on Wednesday at EJM College, here.
In all, 50 Physical Education Masters/Teachers of Leh District are taking part in the three days course.
The Councilor Lower Leh, Wangdan Shunu was Chief Guest of the inaugural function. Others present were Principal EJM Leh Deskyong Namgyal and District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Leh, Tsering Tashi.
Addressing the inaugural function, Wangdan Shunu appreciated Jammu and Kashmir Football Association for organising this vital course at Leh and hoped that such training will go a long way in producing good number of quality football referees thus promoting football in Leh.
He urged upon the participating PETs to take maximum benefit from the national level instructor referee Nazir Ahmad.
Wangdan remembered late CEC, Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo who was a lover of football and had a vision to promote football in Leh.
He said that at present under the leadership of EC Sports Gyal Wangyal, LAHDC, Leh is taking some good steps to promote sports in Leh.
The Instructor Referee of All India Football Federation (AIFF) Nazir Ahmad, who is the only national level referee from J&K State, briefing about the three days course said that the main purpose for conducting this course in Leh is to create an environment of football game in Leh saying that football is already a favourite and number one sports in the J&K State.
He said that during the three days course the trainee teachers will be given practical demonstration about football referring on playfield. A film on football referring was also shown to the trainee teachers and they were also made aware about the 17 rules/laws of football game in detail.
Nazir Ahmad said that State Football Association (SFA) in association with J&K State Sport Council has already started basic football training courses in Leh since last year. To promote football in Leh, SFA indents to conduct exhibition matches and indoor football for children in coming months.
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