NEW DELHI: Football Delhi, in its executive committee meeting held via video conferencing at the weekend, decided not to charge any registration fees for Player Registration in FD Connect System and waive off the fees for Football Academy Accreditation and Licensing process with immediate effect till 31st March 2021 to lessen the financial burden on players, clubs and academies.
With this measure, each of the clubs and academies will be saving a considerable amount.
In another decision, the executive committee decided to organize a Digital Football Summit on 3rd August, Delhi Football Day, the birthday of Padma Shri and captain of the Indian National Team, Sunil Chhetri. The theme of the E Summit shall be, "Making Delhi a Vibrant Football City".
The association plans to invite influential speakers to be part of the Digital Football Summit and engage all local football stakeholders to play an important role in developing football in Delhi.
Shaji Prabhakaran, president Football Delhi, said: "The COVID pandemic has severely hit players, referees, clubs and football academies in Delhi and the majority of them are under severe financial stress. This is the least we could do, expressing our solidarity with them in this difficult time".
Regarding Football Summit, Prabhakaran said: "We organising a Digital Football Summit on Delhi Football Day are part of our effort to continuously recognize the contribution of Sunil Chhetri and inspire every stakeholder in Delhi to make Capital City a vibrant football destination in India."