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Second group of community coaches trained in Odisha


Second group of community coaches trained in Odisha

15 young people in eastern India have been trained in coaching sport while developing the skills of youth.

In line with its aim to initiate youth development and nurture community leaders through sport, sport development organisation Pro4Sport Solutions (P4SS) successfully completed another two-day community coaching course during the last weekend of June, the second one since its launch. The course was organised at rural development organisation Gram Vikas’s headquarters in the Ganjam district of Odisha.

The course focused on skills such as time management, leadership and communication, apart from sport-specific training in cricket, volleyball, badminton and weightlifting, which are popular in the local region. Suheil Tandon, co-founder of P4SS and Cormac Whelan, head of strength and conditioning at P4SS were the lead trainers during the programme.

Lingaraj, a teacher from the rural school at Kankia Village in the local region, said that the course was a great opportunity for him to build on his communication skills. “It was just great to mix with other participants coming from different communities and specialising in different sports.

With the second edition of the community coaching course completed, P4SS has now trained almost 30 young sport enthusiasts from the local region, within the first four weeks of launching the programme. The community coaching course is part of the Khel Vikas (sport development) movement that Gram Vikas and P4SS are pioneering in the region and aims to train 100 community coaches over the next 12 months.
If you would like to know more details about the course, please get in touch with Suheil Tandon at


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Vijay Patel


Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 23:00