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17 Chennaiyin FC kids chosen for Reliance Foundation Young Champs camp

Chennaiyin FC Grassroots Programme

Chennaiyin FC Grassroots Programme

17 kids from Chennaiyin FC Grassroots Programme have been chosen for the Reliance Foundation Young Champs selection camp.

200 of the most talented children aged between 11 and 14 from different regions of India were selected from the grassroots selection festivals organised by the eight Hero Indian Super League (ISL) franchises.

The selected children will participate in a week-long camp in Mumbai later this month. The best talent spotted during the selection camp will be awarded the Reliance Foundation Young Champs Scholarship.

Under the guidance of Chennaiyin FC technical director of grassroots Vivek Nagul and his staff, CFC conducted over 50 grassroots festivals, reaching out to more than 50 schools and around 15,000 kids.

The festivals were not only conducted in Chennai but also in other parts of Tamil Nadu like Ooty and Coimbatore. Besides schools, Chennaiyin FC also reached out to kids of NGOs like ‘Magic Bus’ and ‘Slum Soccer’.

However, only the kids born in the years 2002, 2003, and 2004 were eligible for selection for the Reliance Foundation Young Champs.

The final selection was conducted by Nagul along with several other coaches and volunteers, under the supervision of the ISL technical director of grassroots Piet Hubers at the training pitch of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on April 11.

Down below is the list of 17 kids along with their date of birth, school name and region.

NAME

DOB

SCHOOL

Region

MAHESHWARAN.U

1/2/2002

ST.GABERIALS HIGH SCHOOL

CHENNAI

G.BALAJI

2/28/2002

ANM HIGH SCHOOL

CHENNAI

R.PRABHU

5/7/2002

MCC SS

CHENNAI

B. TAMIL ARASAN

5/16/2002

LITTILE LAMBS PRIMARY SCHOOL

CHENNAI

R.ABISHEK

6/3/2002

DR KJJ MEMEORIAL MATRICULATION

OOTY

UMAPATHY YOGESH

6/27/2002

KENDRIYA VIDHYALAYA

CHENNAI

D.UMESH

8/12/2002

ST.PATRICKS ANGLO INDIAN HSS

CHENNAI

MAHESH SRIKANTH

10/31/2002

PS.SENIOR HSS

CHENNAI

J.KABELAN

11/11/2002

GOVT.WELFARE HSS

CHENNAI

MANAV P JAIN

12/13/2002

YUVABHARATHI PUBLIC SCHOOL

COIMBATORE

GULAB.H

4/26/2003

MCC SS

CHENNAI

B.RUBAN

5/21/2003

CSH AMMAYAMMAL

CHENNAI

PRAGITHYAN.T.S

5/29/2003

ABACUS MONTESSORAI SCHOOL

CHENNAI

ADITH V CHOLAN

7/6/2003

CHETTINAD VIDHYASHARAM

CHENNAI

R.ROSHAN

8/6/2003

STANES HSS

COIMBATORE

ALLEN RAJKUMAR

3/25/2004

SBOA JC

CHENNAI

A.ROSHAN

10/18/2004

KENDRIYA VIDHYALAYA

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