Football Delhi – Press Release (8th Feb 2021)
Football Delhi to kick off competition calendar from 15th March, exactly after a gap of 12 months
8th Feb, New Delhi.
Football Delhi in its Executive Committee meeting on 7th February decided to start the competitions from 15th March with Senior Division League in order to meet the deadline for nominating clubs from Delhi to National 2nd Division League.
Association suspended all its activities on 15th March 2020 due to pandemic and thus exactly after a year local competitions will be resumed in Delhi following covid-19 protocols.
Women’s league will kick off from 25th March, followed by Corporate Futsal League in April.
New season 2021-22 will kick start in June 2021 with a Delhi Cup, a knock-out competition, open to all affiliated clubs of the Association followed by C-Division League.
Executive Committee also decided to hold selection trials for Sub-Junior Girls (Under-15) Delhi State Team from 20th February in order to start the preparation for National Sub-Junior Championship as girls from this competition will be scouted to be part of India U17 Women’s team which would play in FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2022, India.
Shaji Prabhakaran, President Football Delhi stated that it is important to resume football activities following all covid19 protocols and safety measures. It would be a celebration time when we resume our activities on the pitch as players, more than anyone else will be the happiest lot to be back on the pitch with excitement, energy, fun and performance.
He further stated that we have to look ahead with great anticipation, activities for all age group, starting May 2021 and wished never to encounter a similar unprecedented phase in football and life which kept all stakeholders away from their passion and favourite sport for this long. He urged everyone to come together and make a new beginning by encouraging children to play football everywhere and create new opportunities for the growth of football in the Capital City.