Delhi Dynamos launch grassroots initiative
Posted on Aug 22 2014 | IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 : Delhi Dynamos FC Friday announced the launch of an initiative to take football to the grassroots by tying up with Delhi NCR schools.
This initiative will help Delhi Dynamos identify, nurture and train talent. Under this programme, the Indian Super League (ISL) club will organise training camps and inter-school tournaments and create opportunities for the young enthusiasts.
The campaign kick-started with the first Junior Dynamos Inter-School Championship, a seven-a-side football tournament, played in four zones of Delhi NCR across three different age categories (U-12, U-14 and U-17).
The first leg of the junior championship was held Aug 19-22 at Jaypee Sports Complex, Greater Noida and Ajanta Public School, Gurgaon.
It featured schools from East Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon.
A week later, action will shift to DDA Sports Complex, Vasant Kunj and Ganga International School as the youngsters from schools of Central, South, North and West Delhi will showcase their football skills.
The zonal champions of the Junior Dynamos Inter-School Championship would then get the opportunity to play at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium training ground as they face each other in a knockout format to seize the ultimate crown - The Junior Dynamos School Champion.
The Junior Dynamos Scouts will constantly analyse their performance to select the best 100 players (U14 and U17) to be trained under the Junior Dynamos coaches for the next two months on full scholarship.
These young players will then play in the Junior Dynamos Elite League at Jawaharlal Stadium training ground during ISL match days.
Based on the performance, scouts would then select the top 30 players (U-14) who would form the Delhi Dynamos Youth Team. The chosen stars will undergo a six-month long training programme under the Junior Dynamos coaches on full scholarship.
These players will represent Delhi Dynamos in Youth Leagues across India.