216 boys attend first day of SCG Academy Trial
A lot of sweat and tears of joy were shed on the first day of the Sporting Clube de Goa All-Goa Academy trials which attracted a huge response, with a grand total of 216 boys auditioning for the U-17 to U-20 category at Duler Stadium, Mapusa on Tuesday morning.
Successful candidates were carefully selected and called back for the second day, where they will further be put through their paces by the SCG Academy Coaches.
Once all the candidates got sufficient time to show off their talent, the exceptional ones were given the opportunity to play against the current SCG U-18 team.
The SCG Coaches present included Mahesh Lotlikar, Javier Cabrera, Norbert Gonsalves, Alex Alvares and Seby Noronha. The club’s two physiotherapists, Brian D’Costa and Abhinandan Chaterjee were on hand to deal with any minor injuries which presented themselves, as the players gave it their all.
“We are happy with the response on the first day of the trials. It is encouraging to see so many dedicated Goan boys, with the desire to get on the pathway to becoming a professional footballer,” remarked the Sporting Clube de Goa Manager Anju Albuerquerque, who was kept busy on the sidelines.
PHOTO: The trial participants listen attentively to the SCG Coaches, at Duler Stadium.