Star Sports Young Heroes: all set for kick-start in Delhi

Delhi: After capturing the imagination of budding footballers in Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Indore, Goa, Pune, Shillong, Guwahati, Mumbai, Lucknow and Chandigarh Young Heroes is all set to kick start their campaign in Delhi where 64 schools from the city will lock horns at the , Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, Delhi on 28th and 29th November fighting for the ultimate glory from the city.

Young Heroes promoted by Star Sports along with Parle Products and IDBI Federal life Insurance aims to provide guidance and a platform to under-15 footballers from over 650 schools across 15 cities in India. Young Heroes aims to widen the base of the Indian Football pyramid by identifying young talent from the Country’s largest student direct contact programme from the very grassroots and provide guidance for the next step towards elite football. The tournament activation programme which is being conducted by Highlife Management aspires to reach out to about 420,000 students and from the tournament population of about 6,500 footballers. The best 45 talented children will be trained by professional coaches and the select top 16 will be handpicked for an unforgettable international exposure trip to Spain.

Mr. Jamshid Nassiri, Ex-Iranian International Footballer and Head Mentor, Young Heroes, “We have witnessed some extraordinary young football talent from all the cities we have visited so far. Knowing the love and passion for the beautiful game in this city I am sure we will witness some outstanding games of football. We are looking forward to find some exciting young football talents during the course of the two days of matches alongside the scouting programme in Delhi. Steadily Indian football is again gaining its popularity with young footballers playing the game with passion and zeal. I am devoted sincerely on searching the unidentified football talent in the country and offer my full support in training them for the elite league in future. ”‎

15 cities where Young Heroes will travel and the Winners:

Kolkata Winner- Deeksha Education Trust

Chennai Winner - St.Joseph's Residential School

Bangalore- Rice MMS School

Hyderabad- HPS Begumpet

Kochi- GHSS Panampilly Nagar

Indore- Emerald Heights International School

Goa- Loyola High School

Pune- SPMSS, HS Boarding School

Shillong- Boys Sports Coy 58 GTC

Guwahati- Lal Singh School

Mumbai- Antonio De Souza High School

Lucknow- La Martinere College

Chandigarh- Govt Model School - Sector 36



Kick Off in Delhi – 28th and 29th November

National Grand Finale – January 2016