Mahindra Youth Football Challenge launched in Goa

Panaji, Feb 15 (PTI) A total of 32 schools from the statewill participate in the intra-city leg of the Mahindra YouthFootball Challenge (MYFC), an under-14 Schools FootballTournament-cum-Talent Hunt, beginning tomorrow.

The final of the tournament is slated to be held onFebruary 26.

The winner will then lock horns with five other championschools from Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Kerala todecide the winner of the Mahindra Youth Football Challenge.

The intra-city legs have already concluded in Bangalore,Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala, and Kolkata.

As part of promoting football at the grassroots, theMahindra Group has partnered with Scottish football giants,Celtic Football Club, who will take on the responsibility oftraining and grooming young talent identified through theinitiative.

There is plenty to play for in the intra-city stage, withthe winners from each city gaining Rs 30,000, the runners-upteam Rs 20,000 and the 3rd placed winner Rs 15,000.

The teams that reach the last eight stages will beprovided with kittings, while the winners and runners-up teamswould be awarded trophies with each player from these teamsgetting a kit bag.

Similarly, there will be a ''Star Performer of the Game''trophy for each match from the quarter-final stage and ''BestPlayer of the Tournament'' trophy to be won.

The champion school of the Mahindra Youth FootballChallenge will receive a cash prize of Rs 50,000, along withthe winner''s trophy, while the runner-up team will win a cashprize of Rs 30,000 and a trophy.

There will also be awards such as ''Star Performer of theGame'' and individual appreciation trophies for the ''BestStriker'', ''Best Mid-fielder'', ''Best Defender'' and ''BestGoalkeeper''. (More) PTI MCS VKV

Each player from the six teams in the inter-city league will receive two pairs of kitting, while travel, out of pocketexpenses, and lodging

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