Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bengaluru FC to organize inter-school, college, and corporate tournaments

Bengaluru FC today announced the launch of the club's foray into various tournaments. Addressing the media at the Bangalore Football Stadium, the club also introduced various partners associated in this endeavor. 

BFC COO, Mustafa Ghouse announced that the Blues would be organizing three city-based tournaments in coming few months – Schools Shield - a school-level tournament for different age group, then College Face-off - inter-college tourney, and Corporate Rumble - a corporate challenge. 

The initiative will kick start with Schools Shield from October 7, followed by College Face-off from October 31. All the matches will be played in league-cum knockout format at the Bangalore Football Stadium. 

Club’s CTO, Mandar Tamhane, who is also the tournament director explained the various age categories applied in the school tournament. In U-10 age group will be played by 10 schools in 7-a-side format. U-12 category will be played by 16 schools in 9-a-side format, and U-14 category will be played by 16 schools in 11-a-side format. 

Home grown talent defender Vishal Kumar instated the importance of such tournament, which he was deprived in his days, “The interschool tournament should provide a good platform for aspiring kids. Talented wards can be selected to BFC soccer academy.” 

The press conference was also attended by the representatives from Karnataka State Football Association and Bangalore District Football Association. 

The following brands are partnering BFC

  • Enerzal, a balanced energy drink 
  • Radiocity 91.1   
  • Sportz Arena, sports goods store in Bangalore
  • SoccerTrac, track scores of local soccer league