New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Football Delhi is all set to launch a Juvenile Homes Football League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from November 14 to December 15.
This league is part of the Juvenile Homes Football Programme launched by Football Delhi in collaboration with the Delhi government’s Department of Child and Women’s Development. Eight Juvenile Homes are part of this football programme and 6 teams will be participating in the tournament.
Delhi High Court Chief Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel will be the chief guest at the inaugural match on November 14. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will also be attending the opening match.
“We are extremely happy to implement Juvenile Football Programme at government homes in Delhi. We have observed that these youngsters have tremendous energy and focus on football and if we can help them in their life through football, it will be very satisfying for us,” said Football Delhi President Shaji Prabhakaran.
“We also take this opportunity to thank AU Small Finance Bank for their valuable support for the organisation of the tournament for these youth, who deserve the best of support from all of us,” he added.
The juvenile football programme was launched on February 15 this year with the objective of engaging the youth of juvenile homes constructively through football.
“Sports for Development has been one of our key focus areas in our CSR strategy. We are always excited about initiatives which use sports as a tool for larger impact. We are happy to join hands with Football Delhi for the Juvenile League,” said Akshay Gujar, Lead – AU Foundation, who has partnered with Football Delhi for this cause.