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Kolkata, Jul 24 : India’s supreme football governing body on Saturday announced the launch of a financial support system for football players and technical staff, who have served Indian National Teams, in case they require help in hospitalisation costs, or grants to their families in case of a footballer’s death.
The All India Football Federation said this support system is for the head coach, assistant coach, goalkeeping coach, and the FIFA referees/FIFA assistant referees.
The AIFF has laid down certain guidelines for an individual to apply for financial support and all players/technical staff who have represented the country since 1950 are eligible to apply.
Each request will be assessed on a case-to-case basis on the basis of the guidelines laid down.
The policy has been categorized into three, based on the level of competitions participated.
AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said: “The AIFF values the immense contribution of the players who have brought laurels for the country.
While AIFF has financially assisted players and staff even in the past on a case-to-case basis, we have now tried to formalise the process.
We have henceforth, laid down a procedure wherein we are ready to help for the benefit of all our heroes, and their families.”
All applications also need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for AIFF to proceed with the request.