NEW DELHI: Delhi’s homegrown league, the Golden League, is coming back for its second season on September 29.
With a unique data system - FD Connect, this time the league is aspiring to be more connected and accessible than its former edition. In a bid to take the League a notch higher, Power Finance Corporation has come on board as a co-sponsor to the League.
FD Connect will unite the entire football community together under one roof. With this, Football Delhi is providing an opportunity for every young player across the city to be a recognized football player in the city. FD connect will also provide its registered members with a membership card. This database will give access to the details of any football event in Delhi easier than ever before.
Meanwhile, the Golden League will be back with its second season which will continue for three months. The unique league aimed at promoting football in Delhi at the grassroots level, saw 176 teams playing a total of 751 matches in its previous edition.
Rajeev Sharma, chairman and managing director, Power Finance Corporation, said: “PFC is happy to support the grassroots football development initiative of Football Delhi. We can anticipate that through Golden League participation in football will grow many folds and this platform will help the key stakeholders in identifying many talented players. I would like to wish Golden League very best.”
This time, it is expected to be bigger and better as 250 teams have already registered for the league. A total of 1,200 matches across 15 venues are to be played in this edition. The league will have matches on 12 consecutive Sundays with 100–150 matches on each day.
Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran said: “We are very delighted to get the support of Power Finance Corporation for the development of grassroot football through Golden League. This partnership will help in multiple ways to energize football at the grassroots level in Delhi and above all, football will touch every strata of society.”
With this league, Football Delhi is trying to reach out to young football players from all walks of life and provide them with a platform to hone their skills.
The league will have teams in three different categories – U-7, U-9 and U-11 - and will have both boys and girls in the participating teams. In order to encourage more young girls to play football, the league will provide more points to the team with a larger number of girls.
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