Approximately 10 years ago an old man, an extremely gifted football player and the General secretary of T & D F.A got together to launch Kovalam FC.
I still don’t know to this day why Ebin Rose & Sam GheeVarghese chose to speak to me; maybe God loves football also! Before this there was a team called GVJ- all Malayalee sports lovers will know of these initials and of the works that this man did to advance sport in Kerala, especially our “ beautiful game “
We took the decision that Kovalam F.C would ONLY exist to benefit boys from the very poor villages like Vizhinjam, Poovar, Pelar, Kottappuram, Pumthura,Cheriathura and Sangumugam. WHY? Because they are not even on the bottom step of the ladder, due to family circumstances that they’ve no control over. Some boys have a very hard life with parents due to alcohol and drugs being around them; so this means they’re easily drawn into crime of all sorts, as well being employed as “ runners “ for drug pushers, shop lifters and prone to sexual and mental abuse. To be continued??????
It is a movement to empower the impoverished coastal village families by investing in their children.
IT’s CONCEPT, IT’s EVOLUTION, IT’s GOALS
Tony Langham – Ebin Rose – Sam Gheevarghese Founders Kovalam FC
Advisory Steering Committee:
Thayil Mathew (President); Sam Geevarughese (Secretary);
Babu Xavier (Treasurer); Babu Divakaran (Legal); Dr. Jayakumar (Director); Ebin Rose (Director);
PATRONS are by invitation, in order to establish our bonafides.
FOUNDING PATRONS are those who donated Rs.25L.
At least another 7 have to be added if we want to realize our dream KFC Campus.
ADVISORY STEERING COMMITTEE is also to add to our credibility. Of the six 1L. donors to KFF that we invited to this Committee, only Shaji Thomas has accepted so far. More will be added.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE is to set up the Policies, Plans, Projects, etc.
MANAGING COMMITTEEis the body that keeps KFC going.
TJM’s role is to co-ordinate various functions executed by the team. Dr. Jayakumar is the Manager/Owner of the Arumanoor School, where our boarders will be attending. Sam will take care of our Accreditations, Associations filings, Tournaments registrations, Liason with TDFA, KFA, AIFA, etc. ER will handle social network and press relations. He will also concentrate on Coaching and of the Academy, assisted by Elgin and Huny. To compensate for their time and efforts, 95% of the fees collected by the Academy will be paid to Ebin for distribution among the coaches from within or out of KFC.
From August 1st, all money collected by the Academy will be deposited in the KFC bank account. The coaches’ share will be paid out on the last working day of the month.
Elgin will manage the KFC teams: their supplies, tournament participations, players’ registration, etc. He will also co-ordinate the grassroots programs: by coaching at the Technopark school and Huny at the Kowdiar school. Elbin will visit both the schools periodically. We will negotiate with the owners of these two schools about charging the participants and the revenue minus 5% will be paid to the three coaches equally. We will try to enlist more schools in this program. Tony will continue managing the website. To keep it accurate and up to date, it is absolutely necessary that we let him know our activities constantly and instantly.
He will also direct our foreign liasoning raising funds, arranging coaches from UK and to get our outstanding boys in the football camps there. Huny will be in sole charge of the Hostel, actively supported by Elbin. Anooj will continue helping us to produce publicity materials. Ashish will take over the accounting of both the KFC and the Hostel, furnishing monthly reports on receipts and payments, tally the bank a/cs and work closely with our Chartered Accountant and Treasurer. Pius will co-ordinate and oversee administration.
a noble desire to keep the boys from impoverished families off the beaches and allied antisocial activities, brought a novel idea to Ebin Rose and Sam Geevarghese, two state football players. They started kicking the ball with the boys on the beaches, teaching them the game techniques. There they met a British tourist, Tony Langham, an expert in the British Football Clubs administration.
And the Kovalam Football Club was born.
The ‘beach boys’ started winning competitive tournaments all over India: Senior Division, U-18, U-16 and U-14.
A KFC player was selected to U-14 India Camp, another in the State Camp.
Seven players represented in the Inter District Tournament and five in the 2016 District Youth Team, WINNERS, Kerala Cup. Seven players represent the Kerala University Team.
U14 S. E. P. T. South Zone Kerala.
Corporation Keralolsavam Trophy
Republic Day U14
Kesari Super League
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial All-India Tournament, Bhopal
U-12 Kerala Premium League, Thiruvananthapuram Zone
All-India Invitation Gold Cup, MP
U-14 Football Federation Cup South India, Kochi
U-12 Kerala Premium League, Thiruvananthapuram Zone
U-14 Brothers Cup, Peroorkada
All-India Mahavir Cup, Kuhuri, Odisha
Marthand Sindh Memorial All-India Cup, MP
All-Kerala U-14 St. Mary’s Trophy, Vettukadu, Thiruvanthapuram
2013: Semi Finalists:
All-India Birla Cup, Maihar (MP)
2012: Best B Team:
ONGC Cup All India Tournament in HP
U-16Ananthapuri Cup Inter District Tournament
2010: Semi Finalists:
U-16 All-India League in Goa
‘A’ Division Thiruvananthapuram District Football Association League