a history in the field of football in Jaffna, a team of experienced
coaches and players from the USA arrived in Jaffna to conduct
coaching camps for youths and schoolchildren this week.
of Security Force Jaffna (SF - J), Mr. Gregg Davis, Mr. Evan Davis,
Charles Johnson and Rodney Petersheim with their team leader Mr.
Mathew Billman of Soccer Outreach Association, Pennsylvania conducted
a three day coaching camp at Durayappah Stadium on 21st, 22nd
and 23rd of July. Commander Security Force Jaffna Major General
Udaya Pererra attended the inauguration ceremony on Monday (21).
youths from different leagues in Jaffna, Valikamam and Islands
administrative divisions and schoolchildren took part in the programme.
One motive of organizing this sports camp is to inculcate qualities
such as patience, equality, courage and acceptance of victory
and defeat alike. It helps eradicate war mentality and assist
the process of reconciliation.
programme which gives training to players in Thenmaratchci and
Vadamaratchi administrative divisions will be held at St. Michaelís
grounds in Nelliady from 25th to 27th instant.
Sri Lanka Football Federation Mr. Ranjith Rodrigo assisted the
Army to organize the coaching camp. Commander 553 Brigade Colonel
Vijith Subasinghe coordinated it on behalf of the Security Force