Football Link International Festival kicks off

Football Link International Festival 2012 kicked off at the Thyagaraj Stadium here today.

Recognised by Delhi Soccer Association (DSA), this weeklong futsal festival began with a corporate championship featuring 64 teams from the capital and will witness multiple initiatives including a school championship with 80 teams and the F cube tournament where 256 teams are competing for cash prizes worth six lakh.

Experts from European Football giants like England's Manchester City football club and Italy's AC Milan junior camp will scout for the most talented young footballers during the festival and also deliver their first coaching camp in India.

Speaking about the festival Chetan Misra, founder and CEO, The Football Link, said "This is an exciting time for grassroots football in India and the event is structured to provide increased exposure to individual players, maximize healthy competition among teams, harness talent from every segment of society and improve skills of players from every age group."

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