Team is more prepared than last year, says coach Maymol Rocky

first_imgMid-day hosts first-of-its-kind girls football tournament | Ranis of Rink 2019 Indian women’s football head coach Maymol Rocky on Saturday said that the team is more prepared than last year for the COTIF Cup. “We played the COTIF Cup last year as well, but I think we are more prepared this time around. The players have really improved over this last year, and we saw that in the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Olympic Qualifiers Round 1 and Round 2,” AIFF quoted Rocky as saying.Related News Last year the Indian women’s side created history as they progressed to the AFC Olympic Qualifiers. Rocky said that their next objective is the AFC Qualifiers and the team needs to prepare for it. The team missed out in the round two of the AFC Qualifiers by a small margin. She added that the qualification for the Asian Championship will be a milestone for the team and the team needs to be prepared for that. “Now, it’s time for us, as a team, to take things forward from here. We missed out in Round 2 of the Olympic Qualifiers by a whisker, but I feel that our next objective should definitely be the AFC Qualifiers. Qualification for the Asian Championship will be a big step for this team, and that is something that we all need to prepare ourselves for,” she said. The camp also saw the introduction of a number of new faces, many of whom had impressed the Head Coach with their performances in the Indian Women’s League, earlier this year. While Rocky believes that these players still have a long road ahead of them, proper work can get them to the levels where they may get the desired results for the Tricolour. The Indian squad saw a number of new faces in the side for the upcoming COTIF Cup. “It’s been a very fruitful few weeks at the camp, where we have implemented some new training techniques. The results are really paying off, as I’ve seen a number of the player make good improvements over this period,” Rocky said. “We brought a number of new faces to the camp, and they have been adjusting to the different training techniques and schedules really well. Of course, they all have a long way to go to reach the levels we are aiming for, but there’s nothing that hard work and dedication can’t achieve,” she concluded. Indian women’s squad for the COTIF Cup: Goalkeepers: Linthoingambi Devi, Aditi Chauhan, Sowmiya Narayansamy Defenders: Sweety Devi, Jabamani Tudu, Ashalata Devi, Michel Castanha, Pakpi Devi Midfielders: Sangita Basfore, Sanju Yadav, Ratanbala Devi, Manisha, Ritu Rani, Grace Lalrampari, Ranjana Chanu Forwards: Anushka Samuel, Dangmei Grace, Anju Tamang, Bala Devi, Renu, Roja Devi, Daya Devi. India’s fixtures in the COTIF Cup are as follows: India vs Guinea: August 1 India vs Bolivia: August 3Mauritiana vs India: August 4Spain vs India: August 5 Final: August 8. The Indian team will play their first match against Guinea on August 1 and the final of the tournament will be played on August 8. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates ‘Starstruck’ David Beckham shares photo with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City have to put in hard work to retain EPL crownlast_img read more

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Faces in Fundraising: 2016 Nonprofit Tech Conference Roundup

first_imgDid you attend NTC? Reach out to me on Twitter (@Network4Good) and let me know the most valuable tip you took home from the conference. Ok, this one is kind of cheating because I see these folks face-to-face on a regular basis, but I think they have some great knowledge to share. While hanging out at our exhibit booth, I got to hear these fabulous people have insightful conversations about online fundraising, donor management, and peer-to-peer fundraising. Here are some recurring messages from those discussions:Many NTC attendees were wowed by our new donor management system. Jaws dropped when we showed them what it looks like on a mobile device.Integrating your donation page and donor database is a beautiful thing.You don’t have to have an in-person event to host a peer-to-peer fundraisingYes, that is a Yoda-shaped basket at our booth. It’s because “The Fundraising Force is strong with us.” Nancy Schwartz is a frequent guest blogger on The Nonprofit Marketing Blog and has tons of tips for nonprofit communicators on her blog, Getting Attention!  I stopped Nancy in the hall and asked her to record a video tip for us. Here’s what she had to say about the importance of using donor database data to create better experiences for those who give to your organization:ip)Heather Yandow is a nonprofit consultant with Third Space Studio and the creator of the Individual Donor Benchmark Report. You might have read our Q&A with her from a few weeks ago or attended her Nonprofit911 webinar on fundraising plans. Heather has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fundraising, but when I asked her to share one tip with our audience, she wanted to tell you about the art AND science of fundraising. Check it out:lip)Next year’s NTC Conference is here in Washington, DC. I can’t wait to see these friends and make new ones next March! And I also hope Jonathan will recreate this move:center_img Last month, I attended my third Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) and had the opportunity to connect with some amazing people face-to-face. I was also lucky enough to get them to share some of their wisdom with me on video. Keep reading to learn more about these faces in fundraising and the tips and tools they wanted to share with you:Farra Trompeter is a Vice President at Big Duck, a nonprofit consulting firm in New York. She’s also one of our nonprofit BFFs in a fun quiz I put together earlier this year and a Nonprofit911 speaker.When Farra stopped by Network for Good’s booth, I asked her to share a fundraising tip. Here’s what she had to say:Jono Smith is the Director of Brand Marketing and Digital Strategy at Make-A-Wish America.  I attended Jono’s presentation with Michael Hoffman of See3 Communications about donor personas and how to use video content to engage different types of donors. There were lots of great nuggets of wisdom in their presentation, but here’s the grand takeaway: stop trying to reach the general public. Take some time to think about who gives to your organization and why. Craft your messaging, stories, and outreach with those people in mind.Tony Martignetti interviews Michael Hoffman and Jono Smith at the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Photo: Nonprofit Radio’s Facebook PageTony Martignetti of Nonprofit Radio was at NTC and interviewed Jono and Michael about their presentation. Give it a listen. You can also read this blog post on the process of creating donor personas on See 3’s blog.Ananda Leeke is a yogi, digital communications expert, and creativity coach. She gave an inspiring Ignite Presentation on the first day of the conference about her evolving career path. It centered on the themes of change and mindfulness. Watch the recording (it’s only five minutes long) starting at the 36 minute mark:Ananda giving her Ignite Presentation. Photo: NTENI ran into Ananda after her presentation and thanked her for reminding me to breathe. Nonprofit work is exciting, but stressful. Don’t forget to take care of yourself!Emily Wang, Caryn Stein, Pete Hart, and Jonathan Gibbs are my colleagues here at Network for Good.last_img read more

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