Press Releases2017

Jan 03, 2017
Mumbai and BKLP to conduct football trials for girls and boys at the Andheri Sports Complex

Moment of joy for the young guns aspiring to be football players in the city, as Mumbai will be conducting trials on 3rd, 4th and 5th  January at the Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex. Brihanmumbai Kreeda Ani Lalitkala Pratishthan (BKLP) alongwith Mumbai FC have come together in this first of its kind initiative to boost girls football and create a robust system to improve football from the grassroots in the city. The open trials will be held for girls in the under-12 & under-14 category and for boys in the age category of under-6, under-8, under-10 and under-12.

The lush green international quality Mumbai Football Arena is the most ideal location for any form of footballing activity. The stadium played host to the India vs Puerto Rico amidst great fanfare. Training at a top facility like this provides a massive opportunity for the girls and boys across the city.

As a result of these trials, fifteen girls and five boys from each age category will be selected by the esteemed coaches of Mumbai and will be given free coaching at the upcoming Mumbai Football Academy.

Mumbai's Head of Youth Development, Kundan Chandra, underlined the importance of these trials as he said, "I thank BKLP who shares our vision to provide kids a chance to train at top international quality infrastructure in their endeavour to aim to play professionally. This is the perfect partnership as we bring the scientific football training to produce top players who will go on to represent club and country to pursue their football dreams. Conducting these trials is a first step of the long journey in helping grassroots football for girls and boys of Mumbai."

Boys & Girls Trials - Mumbai Football Academy

Under-12 & Under-14 girls – 3rd, 4th and 5th January | 8:30 to 9:30 AM

Under-6 & Under-8 boys – 3rd January | 7:30 to 8:30 AM

Under 10 boys – 4th January | 7:30 to 8:30 AM

Under-12 boys – 5th January | 7:30 to 8:30 AM

Venue – Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex (Near Azad Nagar Metro Station)

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