Over the last three years of working on delivering football programmes for children in Goa, the Foundation has come to understand that in order for India to become a successful footballing nation, the country must invest in raising the calibre of the next generation of footballers. We want all children to be able to learn, benefit and enjoy from playing football regularly in a safe and inclusive environment. This is a long term endeavour which requires an integrated vision, planning and action by football stakeholders across the country.
With this paper, the Foundation would like to add to the ongoing conversation on the development of football in India. Our hope is that this document is a step towards creating a cohesive plan for Indian football.