Standard Chartered Bank provided the opportunity to 12 Karachi United coaches to attend “Train the Trainer Workshop” held in Dubai from 20th to 24th February. 2 UEFA A Licensed Coaches from Liverpool FC International Academy conducted the program in which they shared different coaching techniques and methods. Pakistan Football Federation organized a football match between Karachi United professional Team and SGP – Sindh Government Press on the 14th of March. . After competitive game, Karachi United won the match by 1-0 score. Karachi United kicked off 2nd inclusive football league during this period in which Karachi United Academy also participated. The aim of this league is to promote sports among underprivileged children as well as young students of Madrasah (religious institutions). Group matches of inclusive football league II take place on every Thursday and Friday at Karachi United Football turf. Karachi United is providing transportation facilities to all teams and also providing light refreshment at the end of each match.
In order to gain the international exposure, Karachi United academy team visited Qatar in November. Total 14 and 13 players were selected for U12 and U11 teams respectively. Karachi United U12 and U11 teams played 3 competitive matches against Turkish first division club Fenerbahce and Aspire Academy from 17th November to 21st November, 2019. Both the age group managed to win the tournament.
Karachi United launched CDP (Coaches Development Program) for community centers coaches during this quarter. Karachi United professional coaches are training community center coaches three times a week. These classes are conducted at certain location within the community. Karachi United Academy Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 participated in Standard Chartered- Youth League.. Karachi United Under-10 has reached in the final whereas, Under-12 and Under-14 were knocked in quarter final.
Karachi United started coaching development program. The main objective of this program is to improve the quality of football coaching. This certification comprises of 6 levels and duration of each course is 2 months long (twice a week sessions for 2 hours each). A total of 30 coaches have enrolled for this course who attend the classes twice a week at Karachi United football stadium.
Karachi United with the partnership of Standard Charted has launched the league during this quarter.The objective of the “Standard Chartered Karachi United Youth League” is to provide a platform for Youth football teams from across the underprivileged areas of Karachi to come together, break barriers and inculcate the spirit and culture of sport and competition.
Karachi United Academy participated in inclusive football league which was commenced in May. Karachi United has engaged 8 madrassas which play against our 8 community centers. Before commencing inclusive league, Karachi United conducted 16life skill sessions. In order to eliminate communication gap, Karachi United clubbed one madrassa team with community center team. A total of 36 group matches have been played as of writing date of this report. The semi-final and final will take place in August.
Karachi United initiated education support program for Academy players during this quarter. The idea is to support players’ education so they can continue to develop holistically. Karachi United collaborated with Nixor College who runs “Taleem sub kay liye” (Education for all) program where students of this college voluntarily provide educational support (English and Math) to Academy players.
A detail report on program activities has been attached below.
This quarter was highly productive as in this quarter Karachi United Academy has raised Pakistani flag at international level by defeating the Aspire Club in the final to win football tournament in Qatar. Karachi United Academy also participated in first quarterly tournament during this quarter and reached in final. In both tournaments players did an outstanding job and performed to the best of their ability. These tournaments were the great opportunity for the players to enjoy friendly competition in a safe and professional environment as they usually do not get the chance to play high level competitions. In Qatar, apart from the 8 competitive matches, the boys benefited from the experience of being in a professional environment and understood the lifestyle required to be a top athlete.
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