Indian Football Referees Association - Kuwait present 30 Years Celebration Soccer Draw. Football lovers will witness a display of sportsman spirit and enjoyable matches during the entire tournament. The participating teams are: Goa Maroons, Fahaheel Brothers, DHL Express, Q8 Lanka United, Rising Stars, St. Anthony Colva, AVC, Rawda Challengers, Thai XI, Bangladesh XI, Goa Boys, Veterans United, Indian Strikers, Hawalli Boys, Don Bosco Oratory and Real Betalbatim.
Prizes include Winners Team Trophy + Individual Trophies, Runners-Up Team Trophy + Individual Trophies, 3rd and 4th Places Teams Trophies + individual Gifts, in addition to other Surprises. The tournament commences from January 21, 2011 and Games on day One are: (1) AVC v/s Rawda Challengers (3:00 pm) and (2)- GOA Boys v/s Veterans United (4:15 pm) at the Baladiya Grounds, Salmiya.
IFRA, Kuwait wishes all the participating teams the best of luck. The competition is organized under the slogan "Football for Friendship and Coexistence". Over the last three decades, IFRA has been instrumental in promoting football in Kuwait and have officiated matches for various nationalities. Founded on 5th December 1980 by founder members Late J.P. D’Mello (FIFA Referee), A.E. D’Souza, Junnifer Rodrigues, (Sheikh) Agnelo Fernandes, Peter Monteiro, Domnic Monserate and Tony Gonsalves. Late J.D. D’Mello was also the founder of Kuwait Indian Football Federation, in whose member the KIFF League in conducted.
Among the active IFRA members include Sarto Baptista (President), C.O. John, Richard Anthony, Diago Rebello, Milagris Crasto, Julio Cardoso, Tony D’Costa, Philip Ferrao, Midas Fernandes, D. Sharma, Tiago Fernandes, Alvaro Dias, Francisco Fernandes, Vincy Pereira, Micheal Dias, Yusuf Mubarak, Simon Anthony, Godfrey Aguair, Molvit Mascarehas, Thomas Carvalho, Stephen D’Souza, Christopher Fernandes, and Milagris Baretto.
The Draw held at Don Bosco (IEAS) premises was well attended by representatives and managers of the participating teams and was ably conducted by Christopher Fernandes and Sarto Baptista.
IFRA conducts regular classes for new recruits and refresher classes for active Members, thereby keeping abreast of the latest FIFA rules and regulations.