December 2, 2020

From Gully Boy To Football Super Star

Football Delhi( governing body of football in Delhi) seeks to find & support soccer talent in the Delhi-NCR region by Hosting India’s First Virtual Football Talent Hunt. Prizes worth 2.5 Lakhs & scholarships worth 28 lakhs will be awarded to winners to support their football journey.

[New Delhi, Delhi]: Football Delhi (Delhi Soccer Association – governing body of football in Delhi) today announced Football Delhi Young Stars Hunt, India’s first virtual football skill contest, that would enable participants (ages 6 to 17, boys and girls) to showcase their football talent and stand a chance to win 2.5 lakh cash prizes. Amenity Odisha FC Soccer School has also offered scholarships worth 28 lacs for winner candidates to help them undertake professional football training along with continuing their formal education. 

The contest would enable students to upload their skill videos from the comfort of their home to the contest portal where they will be featured and can be voted on. It would help discover hidden talent from the by lanes to posh localities of Delhi – NCR region and help them get the recognition and opportunities. 

“Corona has been detrimental for sports this year but we cannot let the pandemic deprive our children of the opportunities that they deserve. This talent hunt would serve as a unique platform for our children” 

said Shaji Prabhakaran, former FIFA South Central Asia Development Officer and currently the president of the Delhi Football Association.

“This is a fantastic opportunity. During the pandemic this is a good way to unearth football talent and take the sport forward in India. Well done Football Delhi”.

said Sunil Chhetri, captain of the Indian Football Team

“Sports sector is struggling with Covid-19 pandemic and it has affected us all. Due to this pandemic, Football Delhi has decided to use the online platform to engage the Footballers through online mode. The Virtual Skill Competition is one of the initiatives, we have taken. With this initiative, we are giving a platform to all the Footballers from Delhi NCR to showcase their skills virtually and to motivate these young kicks, FD will give cash prizes to the winners of each age group and best 4 skilled players will also get the scholarships . Being a chairman of this competition, I wish all the very best to all participants and coaches on the panel”

  • said Mr. Rajiv Gupta, Treasurer, Delhi Soccer Association and Chairman of the Virtual Football Talent Hunt

The competition is open to all students, from age 6 to 17, that either has a domicile in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad or study in schools in these cities. In order to participate, students can visit footballdelhitalenthunt.com.

Registration opens on 5th December 2020. The competition will be held in two rounds:

Round 1: The students will upload their videos of the prescribed skills onto the portal. The portal will feature these videos where others can vote and share. Top performers, based on the number of votes and feedback by experienced coaches, will be shortlisted for Round 2. 

Round 2: The shortlisted students will have to showcase advanced football skills and the judges will choose the winners who will win cash prizes and scholarships. 

Delhi Football Association will be providing an e-certificate along with expert feedback to each student to motivate them towards their football journey and improve their skills. 

About Football Delhi (Delhi Soccer Association)

Football Delhi is the governing body of football in Delhi. We are committed to working with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity, to ensure that everybody in Delhi who desires to engage with football is encouraged to and enabled to do so and give the sport one’s best.

We partner with the clubs, facilities owners, coaches, and all other elements across levels of the football eco-system to create an environment that’s healthy and conducive to maximising participation and achieving excellence in the sport.

We ensure that in Delhi, football is for all. And that defines what we stand for.

The competition is open to all students, from age 6 to 17, that either has a domicile in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad or study in schools in these cities. In order to participate, students can visit footballdelhitalenthunt.com.

Registration opens on 5th December 2020. The competition will be held in two rounds:

Round 1: The students will upload their videos of the prescribed skills onto the portal. The portal will feature these videos where others can vote and share. Top performers, based on the number of votes and feedback by experienced coaches, will be shortlisted for Round 2. 

Round 2: The shortlisted students will have to showcase advanced football skills and the judges will choose the winners who will win cash prizes and scholarships. 

Delhi Football Association will be providing an e-certificate along with expert feedback to each student to motivate them towards their football journey and improve their skills. 

About Football Delhi (Delhi Soccer Association)

Football Delhi is the governing body of football in Delhi. We are committed to working with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity, to ensure that everybody in Delhi who desires to engage with football is encouraged to and enabled to do so and give the sport one’s best.

We partner with the clubs, facilities owners, coaches, and all other elements across levels of the football eco-system to create an environment that’s healthy and conducive to maximising participation and achieving excellence in the sport.

We ensure that in Delhi, football is for all. And that defines what we stand for.


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