Chennai, September 29, 2019: Indian Super League outfit Chennaiyin FC are proud to announce they are conducting the All India Football Federation (AIFF) approved Baby Leagues here in the city for a week starting Sunday September 29, 2019.
More than 750 kids from seven schools are expected to participate across the Under-6, Under-7 and Under-8 age groups in this initiative that will be conducted across four venues, to promote football at the ultimate grassroots level in the city.
“The Baby Leagues are a fantastic initiative by the AIFF to ensure more and more kids take up the sport at a really young age, and at Chennaiyin FC we view this as a brilliant opportunity to introduce more local talent to the sport. Given our thriving grassroots structure and youth teams, we believe we possess the expertise and efficiency to implement the same in the right manner. We are excited to provide a platform that helps unearth the future stars of Indian football, especially from our beloved city and state.” said Vita Dani, Co-Owner, Chennaiyin FC.
Participation is free of cost in the Baby Leagues and is open to both boys and girls. Every participant is registered with the AIFF at this nascent stage of their development and is nurtured going forward while also helping the likes of Chennaiyin FC as organizers in identifying local talent. Every player is also rewarded with a participation certificate from CFC.
The matches in the Baby Leagues are played as five-a-side and three-a-side games, with each player gaining exposure by playing a minimum of three matches. The teams will be guided by CFC-trained coaches.