The Dempo Brand has always been associated with Goan Communities over the years, be it Arts & Culture, Education, Social Services and Sports. Currently “The Dempo Football School Excellence” is exclusively for twenty-four talented Goan youngsters with full scholarships that includes accommodation, education, nutrition and a high level of football expertise.
The Dempo Sports Wing, believes that football is for all irrespective of gender, physically and the mentally challenged with specific designed programme to meet the needs that satisfy the participants. We have in past been celebrating the Annual AFC Grassroots Day religiously and have extended our ourselves by facilitating “Football Festivals” for boys and girls with special needs and making the events a memorable experience for these children in both the North and South of Goa.
In addition, we facilitate “Festivals” regularly for children by using our Grassroots Partners in both North and South by promoting football development for children under the ages of 12. These programmes are well received with participants enjoying refreshments, Dempo memorabilia and exciting fun filled football programmes.
The Dempo Coaching team is led by our qualified Grassroots Leaders, Antonio Pereira and Alexander Fernandes who make these events enjoyable in safe environments and with appropriate equipment.
The following worthy “Festivals” were part of our Community Upliftment Programmes to-date.
We facilitated two sports festivals for the Government High School Curdi – Sanguem, the Dempo Vishwa Gramshala Adopted Campus. A four-day Summer Sports Festival with over 90 participants enjoying four codes of sports.
A five-day football camp was also held at the same Dempo school in November 2018. Our Grassroots Team must be commended for the keen interest displayed in the organizing and implementing of these Dempo Community initiatives.