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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 3 (ANI): With an intention to provide a turn to the soccer actions in Srinagar, particularly amongst the budding soccer gamers, the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council in affiliation with Downtown Heroes Football Club has introduced a soccer league for underage gamers. organised. Groups of -12, 14 and 16.
The league will closing for a month and all fits can be performed at the soccer flooring of the Government Islamia College of Science and Commerce.
Speaking to ANI, Nuzhat Gul, Secretary, Sports Council mentioned, “Downtown is the main city of our city-e-Khas or Srinagar and this Shahr-e-Khas is the heart of Srinagar city and the government and football associations are trying to popularize football. are trying. In area. We want to make these budding players the heroes of the game and life with a positive attitude.”
He said that the government is presently providing funds and other things for the upliftment of sports activities in the Kashmir Valley.
“The participating budding footballers appreciated the move taken by the Sports Council and Football Clubs as they were bored at their homes for the last two years due to the lockdown and the COVID pandemic. They were happy to participate in this football league. Earlier, the downtown was famous for stone pelting but with the passage of time, the incidents of stone pelting have come down and youth are continuously taking part in sports activities and this type of event is definitely a sporting culture among the budding players of old Srinagar city. will promote,” she said.
He said that according to our sports calendar, about 3000 sports will be organized this year and about 1.50 lakh children will participate in it.
Debutant player Mod Muteeb, who has participated in the league, said that he is very happy that a football league is being organized for children.
“I am very happy because earlier there was no football academy for children under 12, 14 and 16. This is the first academy. It is a lot of fun here, everyone is playing here. It is our future and our bodies. There should be more such academies and leagues in the city for children,” mentioned Mod Muteeb.
Another budding participant Hamza mentioned that this league has given alternatives to kids. “People in Kashmir don’t play football, even they don’t know about it and that’s why I want more football stadiums to be opened in the city,” Hamza mentioned.
Ryan mentioned how the youngsters had been sitting at house closing yr as a result of the pandemic and as a result of the league’s organizing they were given a possibility to come back out and play.
Another participant, Sayan Mir, mentioned that this process will stay all the kids wholesome and have compatibility. “Earlier, we were sitting at our house. It is also good for our future as it will keep us fit and healthy. Other kids should also play football to stay fit as it will help in fighting the coronavirus.
Raik Jan says that such activities should be done daily so that they can stay fit and healthy.
Football coach Mohammad Hanif told ANI that the motive behind this league is to produce professional players and keep children away from anti-social activities.
“We are inaugurating this academy for children below the age of 12, 14 and 16 years. We already run an academy for youth in downtown. The motive behind this league is to produce professional players and keep children away from anti-social activities like drugs. Sports keeps one fit mentally as well as physically,” mentioned Mohammad Hanif.
He additional mentioned that they’re following all the COVID-19 SoPs.
Downtown Heroes Football Chairman Kaiser Ahmed mentioned the league would proceed in the long term.
“We need to make a distinction in Downtown and we’re creating a small effort to give a contribution to the society. We have a separate academy for youngsters underneath the age of 12, 14 and 16. We are looking to advertise this recreation and provides publicity to the gamers. We have additionally deliberate to take just right gamers to Dubai.”
The Downtown Football League used to be inaugurated by means of Nuzhat Gul in the presence of younger gamers and native citizens of previous Srinagar town. (ANI)