Tibetan National Sports Association

We love Soccer!
Tibetans have always had a passion for football or soccer. This fondness for the game has continued in exile. nevertheless, it was only after 42 years in exile that the Tibetan Sports Association was formed. The primary goal of the Association is to introduce, establish and promote games and sports within the Tibetan community, and emphasize sport's character-building qualities. Because of the Tibetan love for the game of football, one of the first tasks undertaken is the promotion of the game in exile, and working towards the formation of a Tibetan Football team.

Formation of the Tibetan National Sports Association (TNSA)
The international tours by our national squad left no doubt, that, given the proper training, our players could successfully compete at the international level. This directly led the TCV to initiate the formation of a National Sports Association with the approval of the Kashag (Cabinet) of the Tibetan Government in exile. The Association was thus legally registered as a Society under the Indian Registration of Societies Act in May 2002. The TNSA has an apex Governing Body with eight members formed from among Tibetan Government and non-governmental organization. Kasur Jetsun Pema, is the President of the Association and it meets at least once a year to formulate all policies and programs.

Activities of the Association
The Association with a special emphasis on football also set up a separate unit as the Tibetan National Football Association (TNFA) with a working group of an Executive Board and a full time Executive Secretary in its Office from April 2003. Despite the lack of funds, the association has implemented a number of activities. It revived, organized and hosted the GCM Gold Cup Tournament, selected a National team, organized a coaching camp and toured Denmark again in September 2003. In October 2003, our team made its first appearance in a major Indian tournament, the Sikkim Football Association’s 25th Governor’s Gold Cup. The Association also succeeded in selecting our first-ever National Junior Team from the various schools. It was the players first visit abroad and they gained valuable experience.

Financial Constrains Limit Our Activities
To date all activities of the Association are done on a very short-term basis and a reliance on temporary volunteers. Lack of funding has meant that the selection of teams and their coaching both at the National and junior level are done within minimum time and resources. Even organizing the GCM Gold Cup is depended much on voluntary contributions.

For the moment the only funding source is the 8% royalty from the sale of Tibetan National Team’s uniforms by the Danish firm “ Hummel International” which comes to around Rs.150,000-00 in a year. With this amount the Association is not able to organize such activities as the process of team selection, training, coaching and arranging tournaments as much as we wish to do so.

UPDATES

The Fixture of Junior Boys and Girls Open Football Tournament 2007 (Kangra & Mandi District)
The participating Schools are: TCV UPPER DHARAMSALA, TCV LOWER DHARAMSALA, TCV SUJA, TCV CHAUNTRA, CST CHAUNTRA, TCV GOPALPUR

GCM GOLD CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2007 - DAY 2 REPORT
Due to the bad conditions of the football pitch at the Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation School following yesterday’s uninterrupted downpour the venue of the second day’s matches had to be shifted to Mindroling Gonpa football ground.

GCM GOLD CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2007 - DAY 1 REPORT
The 13th GCMGC (Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup) Football Tournament 2007 was kicked off with an elaborate ceremonial opening function at the Tibetan Nerhu Memorial Foundation School, Dhondupling Tibetan Settlement, Clementon Town....

GCM GOLD CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2007 - FIXTURE FOR 14 TEAMS (Updated)
Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament 2007, fixtures for 14 teams.

TEAMS FOR GYALYUM CHENMO MEMORIAL GOLD CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2007 ANNOUNCED
Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament 2007, the final standing.

The Results of the Inter-Tibetan School Basketball Tournament 2007
2007 inter-Tibetan school basketball tournament result.

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