Mr Larsing from Meghalaya has been elected as President North East Football Association 

Shillong, Feb 06: The football association officials from each Nnorth Eastern state in the country held on  5/02/2010 in Shillong to discuss the future of football in the eight sister states.

The associations came into agreement to form a new body – the North East Football Association – to oversee the development of football.
The convention agreed that the north east is a hotbed for footballing talent in the country, and such talent and football itself should be developed at a greater pace as well as cooperating on the different problems faced by each state.

The association will oversee development of football in the north east states and liase with the central and state governments. It will work to set up a new football competition which will be between the north eastern states in the country.

The association shall respect and work alongside the existing All India Football Association calendar. It will look to augment the development of football in the north east alongside the efforts of the AIFF in football development. It will also look to provide necessary aids to the state associations that are lagging further behind.

In the meeting they have decided to form the the North East Football Association. In the meeting they have also elect their office bearers where Mr Larsing Ming Sawyan from Meghalaya was elelcted as the president of the Association.

The others officer bears are, Vice Presidents – Menla Ethenpa, Sikkim, Hemendra Nath Brahma, Assam, Lalnghinglova Hmar, Mizoram, General Secretary – Kipa Ajay, Arunachal Pradesh,Treasurer – Amit Chowdhury, Tripura Manipur and Nagaland will each appoint a Joint Secretary.

Newly appointed NEFA president Larsing Ming stated, “The north east states hold an integral place in Indian football as well as the potential to develop even further at a higher level.

There are states that have seen steady developments in football while there are states that lag behind. It is the responsibility of all here to ensure their development is up to pace with everyone.

As an association they will reach out to the central government, to see that we have progress in all the areas for potential development. Devotees for football in the north east have stepped up for a north eastern association to come into existence, and we should not be an association that raises its voice just for the sake of raising a voice. We need to ensure our voice and our step go alongside each other.”


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