The Bhutan Football Federation marks the 10th AFC Grassroots Day
The Bhutan Football Federation in collaboration with Paro Football Club celebrated the 10th anniversary of AFC Grassroots Day, 2023.
The AFC Grassroots Day 2023 was marked as the 10th year in commemoration of this beautiful game of Football. The event was graced by the the Executive member of the Bhutan Football Federation, Mr. Chencho Dorji, the General Secretary, Mr. Ugyen Wangchhuk, Mr. Mehmet, the Technical Director of Bhutan Football Federation, The President of Paro Football Club, Mr. Karma Jigme, the staff of Bhutan Football Federation and parents.
The AFC Grassroots Day was initially started in 2013. To this day, the event is celebrated with the objective of encouraging mass participation, stimulating greater interest in the game, providing more opportunities for social inclusion, supporting healthy lifestyles, and the development of young people, both in the sporting and educational aspects.
Four schools from Paro district participated at this year’s event; Paro Elementary School, Yozerling primary school, Woochu lower secondary school, and Khangkhu Middle secondary school. A total of 260 students are participating in this event.
Today’s activities included game and technical training in the main pitch, a technical contest engaging 100 children, and a team collaborative challenge engaging 60 children.
The Bhutan Football Federation would like to share our heartfelt gratitude to AFC for supporting the grassroots in the country. Not to forget we also would like to share our heartfelt gratitude Paro Football Clubs, and volunteers from Paro College of Education(25 students pursuing Diploma in physical education and sports coaching), 10 senior players from Paro FC, 5 Paro FC Coaches, and 10 are parent volunteers for helping us in running the AFC Grassroots Day smoothly.
The AFC Grassroots Day 2023 was also celebrated in Bumtang, Sarpang and Tashigang.