14 Oct : Indian Beach football team represented all players from Goa will take part in the beach football and India team is expected to leave Goa on 16th or 17th Mr. Lavino Anthony Periera of Goa will be Captain of Indian team and Mr. Bruno Coutinho,International Footballer will be coach of the team for the event.
The team had long one month coaching camp at Mirmar beach under the eyes of Goa Football Association and All India Football Federation.
"A total of 45 Asian countries will take part in the Games based on their commitment at the 6th Asian Winter Games in Cancun" reported Rita Subowo, President of the Indonesian National Olympic Committee.
The Asian Beach Games will be held biennially and joins the Asian Summer, Winter, Indoor and Regional Games, of all which are sanctioned by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
The cost of staging the event is estimated at over Rp. 300 billion. The Games will be strongly funded by the Indonesian Government. The event is also expected to attract large interest and support from the private sector.
After Bali, the next event will be held in Oman in 2010, China in 2012 and the Philippines in 2014. Last week, Thailand lodged its bid to host the event in 2016.
This is first time such a event is being held in Asia on beaches.
Bruno coutinho coach of team was handling the team in Goa was very much excited with team and tour. We will strieve hard to take lead in the games . the hard and dedicated efforts of the players shown in the camp will surprise the top teams of the asian beach football.