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More than 60 groups, minimal of 18 matches for all sides as Football Delhi launches Youth Leagues

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More than 60 teams, minimum of 18 matches for each side as Football Delhi launches Youth Leagues

Football Delhi launched the primary ever Youth League to mark Sunil Chhetri’s birthday, celebrated as Delhi Football Day since 2018.

The league was launched on the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Stadium on August 3. The youth league was formally launched by Kharga Chhetri, the daddy of India’s highest-ever goalscorer, within the presence of Sarabjit Singh Parma, the previous India worldwide, Football Delhi member golf equipment and taking part groups. The league kicked off with an exhibition match of the U18 age class between Hops FC & Signature FC.

Lauding the launch of Youth League, Chhetri mentioned: “Happy to learn that Football Delhi is launching Youth Leagues in three age categories on 3rd August, celebrating my birthday. It is a great honour for me that the Association is launching Youth Leagues on my birthday and providing much essential opportunities to youth players in Delhi. During my youth days in Delhi, we never had these kinds of platforms and I believe this initiative would greatly help local players in Delhi to showcase their talents and it will help them in shaping their football careers. I wish everyone associated with the youth league all the success and good luck.”

The inaugural version of the league is predicted to see greater than 60 groups and 1200+ gamers compete in three age classes – U13/15/18, unfold throughout a number of zones all through Delhi to make sure most participation.

Football Delhi President, Shaji Prabhakaran, mentioned: “Youth League was the lacking factor of soccer construction in Delhi and with the beginning of youth leagues we’ve got added one more platform for native gamers to enlarge the engagement with soccer and showcase their skills.

He additional added, “Sunil Chhetri is an inspiration for all of us, especially for young players and we launching youth leagues celebrating Delhi Football Day honoring the legend Sunil Chhetri would greatly motivate players at all levels and it is an honour for us to launch this very essential league on Sunil’s birthday.”

The league will probably be performed in a Home/Away format to make sure most sport time and every crew will play a minimal of 18 matches. The successful crew in every class may have the honour to play in National Youth Leagues organized by AIFF.

The youth league matches will get underway on August 20.