Goa, Apr 9 :-FC Goa's Grassroots development programme which commenced a few months ago saw FC Goa reaching out to over 20,000 children and actively mentoring and coaching over 1500students from 16 schools in the sport of football.
Now, around 25 of Goa's most promising footballers between the age of 11 and 13 will be offered an opportunity to train with the very best coaches at the Reliance Foundation Young Champs national selection camp in May - a training and selection camp organised by the Reliance Foundation.

In continuation with its commitment to encourage and support football, FC Goa organised the FC Goa Grassroots Football Festival for children between the age of 11 and 13 years, at Tilak Maidan, Vasco, on Sunday.

Shrinivas Dempo, CMD of Dempo Group of Companies and co-owner of FC Goa, said, "The enthusiasm and interest in the sport of football is what drives us to invest in it. Football has always come before everything else. We at FC Goa are committed to elevate the sport of football to a whole new level. FC Goa's grassroots initiative was born with the intent to give birth to rising stars in Goa and we are certain that we will make that happen."

Piet Hubers, Technical Director Grassroots, Indian Super League was down in Goa to scout for potential talent at the grassroots festival.

(Posted on 10 April 2015, 1685697641 3O231O217O107)