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SESA Football Academy and AIFF launch Vedanta SESA Young Buds League in Goa

Updated: Feb 21, 2019

  • To be played in Under-10 and Under-12 categories, with an aim to promote and develop junior football in the state

  • More than 100 young footballers from Goa to take part

Panjim, February 15: SESA Football Academy today announced the launch of the Vedanta SESA Young Buds League, in association with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in Goa, as it aims to give a boost to junior football in the state. 

The league, which is under the AIFF Baby Leagues project, will kick off on 16th February and will consist of six and eight teams in two categories – Under-10 and Under-12, respectively. The initiative is yet another step undertaken by SESA Football Academy to develop football at an early age among children and promote grassroots football. More than 100 young footballers are set to be a part of the league, which will be held over a period of three months.  The entire league will have an end-to-end app based organization which starts from registration to fixtures and the records of results and other stats.

Mr. Annanya Agarwal, President of Sesa Football Academy and Vedanta Football Project,  said,“We see the Vedanta SESA Young Buds League as a great opportunity to disseminate footballing knowledge and skills at the grassroots level. SESA Football Academy remains committed to youth development, promoting early interventions among children and sustaining the football ecosystem in Goa as well as India. We are excited to see the kind of talent that comes up through the league."

Launched last year, the AIFF Baby League initiative envisages to engage around 25,000 children across the country between the ages of 4 and 13 to engage with the game over the duration of the respective leagues which last for an average of around 3 (three) months each. The project proposes to introduce them to the experience of participating in a competitive league environment for a prolonged period and continue giving them such a platform.