Football For Life in North East

Lalminlen, 12, from Manipur, North East, loves playing football. He says, “Since I was young, playing football has been my favourite hobby. Even though my parents were strict and they were hesitant to let me play, I would always go in the evenings for a quick game with my friends. Recently, I was selected to be a part of Oasis India’s football for life programme at Tuinom. We were trained by a professional coach who taught us skills and techniques with great patience and ease. Being a part of a team helped me learn many good skills, like team management, team work, discipline,respect, and helped me build confidence.”

Lalminlen’s mother, Nemneivah, who was initially sceptical about enrolling him infootball, says, “When I heard about the football training recruitment by Oasis, my son pleaded with me to enrol him. His love for football could not stop us from restricting him. But since he joined this programme, he wakes up early in the morning, and even on his holidays, he practices. He has learnt good habits and is able to study and do other activities on his own. I am now happy to have enrolled him and look forward to him succeeding in all that he does. “

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