Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League - A football league for kids

With the thrust given to the grassroots football, the beautiful game has been barely taken seriously in India. Where do you find a Football League for kids played in the Garden City?

But the beautiful game is on the rise in India. It needs to be nurtured very carefully to realize the full potential in a nation where cricket is considered a religion. 

Game On Sports Management, which runs football training programmes for kids looks at grassroot football seriously, and in an attempt to take this to the next level, they are organizing Sunfeast Dream Cream presents Roots Football League (RFL). 

RFL is conceptualized as a platform where the junior and youth football players can participate in a competitive playing environment. The league, played over weekends, will span over a period of three months where all the teams will play against each other in a round robin format. The format is designed to offer maximum exposure to participants. 

RFL has partnered with Sunfeast, which has always been proudly associated with sporting events of such nature – World 10K Marathon, Sunfeast Open, etc.
Just like any other major leagues across the globe, EPL, La Liga, and so on, performance statistics for the weekend with league standing will be the talking point for the week to sustain the enthusiasm throughout the season.

RFL will also provide an opportunity for individuals to play in a team environment. The registered players will be distributed among teams based on skill and age to ensure the teams are balanced. Each team will have a distinct team name and team colour to develop an identity among the kids with their team. 

RFL, in partnership with Sunfeast, aspires to create a football movement among kids and parents – the League will encourage more children in the age group to play football, thus broadening the base of football in our community. The league would encourage parents’ active involvement in the form of Parent Coaches and Managers. An exclusive orientation session is scheduled by qualified coaches of Roots Football School to inculcate Football coaching and managerial skills among the parents.

Sunfeast Dream Cream presents Roots Football League Format 

  • Age group: Boys and Girls in 7-15 age bracket – U11, U13, and U15
  • Duration: 3 months – November 2012, December 2012, and January 2013
  • Match day: Sundays 
  • Team: Max of 8 teams in each group 
  • Number of matches: minimum of 7 matches per team for each age group
How do you register for Sunfeast Dream Cream presents Roots Football League?
  • Individual player registers for a fee through the website
  • Website has all the details regarding the league and will serve as one-point contact for match fixtures, updates, and forum for sharing feedback about Sunfeast Dream Cream presents Roots Football League. 
  • Complimentary football kits will be provided for the registered participants.


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