The goal is a Grass root-level football development program. It is a well-known fact that Keralites are deeply interested in Sports and Games, especially football. In our country, having a population of over one hundred crores taking part in the world cup football someday is one of our prized dreams. Mr. Sepp Blatter, former president of FIFA, described India as the ‘Sleeping Giant’ of football. Our achievements in FIFA Under 17 World Cup held in India, ISL football tournaments, COTIF Under 20, and AFC Under 16 were a clear indication that India’s dream of participating in the FIFA World Cup tournament would become a reality soon.
Several European and Latin American Countries and a few countries in Asia including China have made significant achievements in football as a result of the implementation of the meticulous ‘catch them young’ idea designed to find out children with talent in Sports and impart to them with professional and scientific training in football. A similar football development program named ‘Goal’ has been designed by the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Kerala, and Sports Kerala Foundation and shall be implemented in all fourteen districts of Kerala. The program envisages identifying talented children in the urban, rural, coastal, and tribal areas of the State. In each center, 25 boys born in an age class between 9 – 12 would be selected using scientific criteria and through intense training, they would be made future champions.

1. Significant Participation in the U-13, U-14, U-15, Indian-I-League football tournaments, etc.
2. Remarkable representation and performance of the Players from Kerala in the Under 19, I-League, Indian Super League, and Indian Arrows tournaments.
3. Kerala’s effective involvement in future club/league competitions within the country and abroad.
4. Successful participation of the well-trained students in the U-19, U-14, U-12, Academy, and League competitions conducted by the Kerala Football Association.
5. Helping Schools, Colleges, and Universities to set up professional teams with well-trained players.
6. The state’s impressive participation in the National School level competitions like the Subroto Cup Tournament etc.
7Giving meaningful training to good players with the cooperation of international institutions like Victoria University.
8. Availing the opportunity to work with the cooperation of Foreign Clubs, Sponsors, National-International players/ Agencies, etc.
9 Setting up regional football clubs.
10 Inspiring Creation of play grounds for the adolescents.



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