20 Indian states are represented at the MMA INDIA AGM

[via Sharif Mohammed Bapu, President MMA INDIA]  The Annual General Meeting of MMA INDIA was held yesterday, 15 March 2020, at Hotel Sea Princess Juhu in Mumbai.

Twenty states were represented at the meeting, which was attended by 30 people. The represented states were as follows: Maharashtra, Gujarati, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Telangana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Uttarakh and Delhi Jammu, as well as Kashmir West – Bengal.

The new Board took a number of decisions about the future of MMA and its athletes, new promotions and partnerships.

It was with sadness that MMA INDIA said goodbye to its retiring founder, Suresh Gopi, who submitted his resignation. Shaikh Khalid, coach of IMMAF athlete Mahboob Khan, was was unanimously elected as his replacement.

MMA INDIA launched its Smart Card for all members –  Athletes, Coaches, Officials & Corporate members. It also launched its new website, which is in working progress.

Plans were finalised for the MMA Referees & Judges Course to be held on 4 and 5 June in Mumbai. There are similar plans underway for a coaches’ training course to be attended by more than 40 coaches from across the country. This has been discussed with IMMAF Director of Development, Andrew Moshanov, as potentially being scheduled for July 2020. MMA INDIA is also planning a Cutman Course for September.

The Board has advised MMA INDIA’s members to register on IMMAF’s membership platform, MyNextMatch, and guided them to the IMMAF App where they can train their students according to the syllabus provided by IMMAF for gradings.

MMA INDIA had received some early responses to its request for applications to its various committees. After the 1 April, the Board of Directors will review all applications and appoint committee members.

The meeting concluded with talks by motivational speakers on the topics of athlete performance and endurance. The meeting reportedly ended on a happy note with photographs and pleasantries exchanged.


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