Baby football league starts at Noida’s StadiumSeptember 16, 2019, Noida
The view of the football ground of Noida Stadium in Sector-21 was somewhat changed on Sunday. The technical ability of footballers between the ages of five and eight made people thrilled. The opportunity was the beginning of the Baby League. In the two matches of the competition on the first day, the young players demonstrated their talent. In the Baby League, players from the age of six to 12 will get a chance to play matches every Saturday and Sunday for four months. The tournament will be organized under the supervision of the All India Football Federation.
Noida Young beat the Friends Club 2–0 in the under-six match. In this match, Noida Young’s Qian dribbled brilliantly and scored against the rival team. The second player also scored the second goal. In the under eight, the Cosmos Club beat the Royal Club 1–0. The only goal for the team was scored by Rishi in the final time of the match. The league can include players from any location of the district including RWA, club, academy, institution, village. For this, they have to bring a birth certificate. This month many more new teams will come to participate in the competition. The tournament was inaugurated by former international hockey player HJS Chimney. Prabhatam Group CEO Rakesh Sharma, former international footballer Anadi Barua, Delhi U-14 football team’s chief coach Joginder Rawat, Amita Dev were present on the occasion.
The matches under Baby League will be played every Saturday and Sunday at the Noida Stadium. Prior to the tournament, the All India Football Federation officials have reviewed the stadium facilities. Competitions will be held under the supervision of Anadi Barua, a former international footballer and former chief coach of the Indian women’s football team. Teams from clubs, RWA, institutions, academies etc. are participating in this. Players from the age of 5 to 12 in the league will get a chance to play 25 matches. After this competition, the team of Noida Academy will participate in the competition of different age groups of the Elite Youth League of All India Football Federation. Anadi Barua, the former chief coach of the Indian women’s football team, said that from the start of this league, players from very young age will be able to carve. Its benefits will be seen in future. Football league players can be removed from the Baby League. All India Football Federation will carry forward the better performing players.