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EFL boys and girls promote team rally in Rurka Kalan Village

EFL boys and girls promote team rally in Rurka Kalan Village

EFL boys and girls promote team rally in Rurka Kalan Village

The preparations for the EDU Football League (EFL) are in full swing. Rurka Kalan boys and girls geared up to promote the EDU Football League, a charitable initiative organized by YFC Rurka Kalan in the village.

More than 500 children including 300 boys and 200 girls gathered at the Youth and Sports Complex at Rurka Kalan in the afternoon. The promotional rally started from YFC Centre and visited all the nearby villages. Each contingent of 29 participants of boys and girls were lead by a football coach. The kids made a plea to all the community members such as farmers, shop keepers, working professionals and most importantly parents to come and support the participants in the league.

All the teams promoted a fight against drugs campaign called ‘Nashe to door raho! Padho, likho aur aage badho!’. The participants raised slogans to show their challenge against drug menace and female foeticide in Punjab. The rally was accompanied by famous leading singers such as Geeta Jaildar, Mangi Mahal, Lehmber Hussainpuri, Raj Jhujar and Balraj Bilga who will ask the people to come forward and donate towards this noble cause.

“The 3rd edition of EDU Football League, starting from January 12, will be much bigger and better this time, comparative to previous two editions. I hope this league can be emulated in overall Punjab,” said Gurmangal Dass (YFC President) whose vision is to see academy players in the international arena. The rally saw participation from various parts of Punjab such as Bundala, Kanha Dhesian and Attari border.

It is the 3rd edition with 1,000 underprivileged children from eleven different football centres across Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar. The EDU Football League project will target more than 50 teams of Boys in U-12, U-14, U-16 & U-19 age groups and 13 teams of girl age categories. These players will participate in competitive ‘7-A-Side’ football matches and will be engaged in educational workshops every weekend for two months, starting January.

Tracksuits and sports kits will be provided to all the participants free of cost. Participating teams will get the opportunities to win the Winners and Runners-up trophy and get selected for the best player awards.