We, Mars Football foundation intend to promote the game in rural and underprivileged areas to produce international standard players evolving from these areas. The idea to nurture more talent for the national team is to increase the playing pool - is one of the core principles the foundation is based on.
The idea to start the foundation was conceived in the summer of 2015 by its proprietor Moizuddin Mohammed who was in his 20’s who faced a lot of difficulties in the game who hails from a rural background and not being able to have a proficient coach to guide him. As a young child eager to learn the game, he would attend the training sessions of the local football club in Macherial district and learn the various facets of the game by mere observation.
Experiences such as this coupled with the fact that he did not have a coach to guide him despite the passion he showed for the game led him to get his coaching D license from AIFF. He believed that Sports could be a good platform for the overall Socio - economic Development of a child and thus came about the inception of the MF foundation.
The Foundation believes that there is a wide pool of talented players in the state and country and state and its mission is to unearth the aforementioned talent while grooming and guiding them towards their goals.
Four key areas make up the core of the Foundation’s philosophy, Grassroots Development, Coaching Education, Infrastructure Development and Sustainability.
Grassroots development is a core focus of the foundation as we aim to promote the beautiful game in the age groups of U-10 and below, which are better known as grassroots level.
We aim to promote the game by conducting Baby Leagues, Sunday Leagues and Sports Festivals at local schools and get the local communities involved.
We also plan to involve teachers and parents by conducting workshops, which will explain our plans for development and how they could contribute in aiding this process.
We strive to help children improve overall through the sport as we work on improving Technical Ability, Tactical Awareness, Psychological aspects, Social aspects and Fitness right from an early age.
Our comprehensive video analysis helps both coaches and students monitor training sessions and improve.
We aim to educate Coaches and Physical Education teachers in schools through workshops as we feel that training them would be vital in aiding the overall development of the children.
We also plan to set up mentoring sessions for the coaches with the help of senior and established coaches, which would help them, perform better and analyze their performances with the senior coaches, as it would be pre-recorded.
Our foundation aims to provide equipment such as jersey’s, small goal posts, cones, markers, footballs etc… with the help of our partners and donors to help raise the standards of the game in local communities
We have our sights set on the future while our feet are firmly planted on the ground.
We look to set up commercial football academies in private schools and are looking for potential partners to help with the infrastructure.
We are also looking to tie up with corporates under the CSR scheme to help grow the sport in rural and local communities.
Just like how football is a team spirit and it needs the whole team to work together to achieve their goals, we too need partners to help kids in rural communities realize their sporting dreams.