Football Delhi is taking professional route for development of the sport in the Capital at all levels. Continuing with its bid to nurture talents at the school level, Football Delhi has entered into a partnership with renowned global physical literacy and sports excellence promoter, Sportseed-PRO to promote and develop football in schools.
Under the agreement, Sportseed-PRO will deliver a scientific football programme in schools to groom talents and also assist Football Delhi in organising U13, U15 and U17 School Leagues.
Football Delhi in its bid to grow and operate in professional manner had earlier announced veteran journalist and former national level player Samip Rajguru’s appointment as the Chief Executive Officer.
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Sportseed-PRO promotes scientific sports and fitness amongst youngsters to assure healthy habits, sports excellence and holistic development. That is completely in tune with Football Delhi’s attempts to encourage more kids to take up the sport at school level as the state body looks to strengthen the grassroots programme with a more holistic approach.
On the association Football Delhi President Shaji Prabhakaran said, “Schools are one of our key stakeholders and having a scientific football programme in schools are important to develop football and identify potential talents. Through this partnership, we are expecting to deliver a quality football programme to schools and build a strong foundation for football in the National Capital Region.”
With Sportseed-PRO as its School Football Development Partner, Football Delhi looks to develop proper football culture in the NCR where not only kids will be inspired but even parents can understand the importance of sports from a young age and motivate their children to play. With physical fitness, mental wellness, social inclusiveness and cognitive and holistic development being the top priorities for Sportseed-PRO, the tie-up looks to churn out the best of talent through an age-specific curriculum.
“Sportseed-PRO will introduce football to schools in partnership with Football Delhi by adopting an age-specific curriculum based on global best practices under the guidance of UEFA Pro License Coaches and implemented by AFC license coaches” said Himangshu Talukdar, COO Sportseed-PRO.
With All India Football Federation (AIFF) making grassroots development all over India as its top priority, this partnership will ensure Football Delhi to take a pioneering position in significantly contribute to the growth of Indian football.