Gangtok, Dec 10
A five-day long Referee Clinic was started here at Paljor Stadium on Tuesday. The course, which is being organised by Sikkim Football Association, has been conducted by Instructor, Supriya Bhattacharya, who has been deputed by All India Football Federation.
A SFA press release informed that the course has twenty participants, which includes three women and 17 men. The release further stated that the course has 18 participants from different parts of Sikkim and two were from neighbouring hills.
In his keynote address, SFA president Menla Ethenpa stated that refereeing was an important career and has a vast potential not only in India but in Asian and World level also. He thanked AIFF, New Delhi for deputing an expert hand in the field in the form of Supriya Bhattacharya to impart the course at Gangtok. He informed that SFA had also conducted such clinic at Gangtok in the last week of December last year.
SFA chief coordinator, Phurba Sherpa highlighted the huge demand of referees in Sikkim as well as in Darjeeling Hills, while Head of Referee, Sikkim, Bikash Pradhan requested all the participants to be punctual in the clinic and avail the expert advices of the Instructor. AIFF Instructor Supriya Bhattacharya congratulated SFA for conducting such courses in Sikkim annually. He also requested the participants to be attentive and gain full knowledge of the ” Rule of the Game “.