Ribhav Sardesai selected for India U-14 Football Team
Master Ribhav J. Sardesai has been selected as midfielder in India football team for AFC U-14 championship to be held in Mashhad, Iran .
12 year old Ribhav, , is a student of Std VII, St. Joseph’s Institute Vasco.
He started his football coaching at a tender age of six with Just For Kix Football Academy , Chicalim with Mr. Xisto Pais and Ms. Maymol Rocky as his coaches and mentors. He learnt the basics of football here and participated in many football festivals which include the Salcete Football Festival, GFA festival, etc through JFK Football Academy where the motto is that every child has a “Right to Play”.
When Ribhav was just nine, Mr. Xisto Pais sent him for selections for the Salgaocar Football Club’s Youth Development Program. Ribhav was selected and was nurtured by the Coach – Mr. Agustine Antao and Manager – Mr. Antonio Noronha into playing professional football. He played for SFC U-14 team in the Youth Champions League in Nov ’12 where his team emerged winners as well as in the GFA tournaments.
Ribhav represented Goa in the U-12 Football Festival held by AIFF in Kalyani, West Bengal in November 2012 where they stood runners up. He is currently training with the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF ) Academy in Margao.
Ribhav also plays the keyboard and is a good orator. All this would not have been possible without the co-operation and encouragement of the Headmistress of his school Ms. Celina Coelho Furtado and all the teachers.
Mr. Jatin and Mrs. Semele Sardesai are the proud parents of this young achiever.
The neighbourhood wishes Ribhav and the U-14 India team all the very best in all their endeavours.