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IFA Youth Futsal World Cup selects five players from Leon’s World

IFA Youth Futsal World Cup selects five players from Leon's World. (Photo courtesy: PRNewsfoto/Rustomjee)

It was a matter of great pride for Rustomjee Urbania and Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development in particular when five football players who have been training here were selected to play football in an internationally recognized prestigious tournament. They formed a part of the Indian team that participated in the IFA Youth Futsal World Cup 2018 which was held in Barcelona, Spain from 21st May – 28th May organised by European Futsal Association.

The young players from Leon’s World have been in training under Coach Vaibhav Karpe who is associated with the VK7 Football Academy. The boys, who have validated all the efforts of Leon’s World to ensure the right mix of sports and other co-curricular activities, are – Om Mishra, Arjun Kapoor, Varad Pashte, Rishi Balhara and Ojas Parab.

The Indian team played against teams from Australia, Spain and Blanes. Although they didn’t win, the confidence they gained on playing against international teams is irreplaceable and has buoyed their determination to train harder and better hone their footie skills.

Percy Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group said, “We at Rustomjee are extremely proud that children who have trained at Leon’s World were selected to represent the country at the international level. Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development is one of the many initiatives that Rustomjee has taken to ensure that ‘Childhood’s Available’ for the children who reside here in the township of Rustomjee Urbania. We stress on proper sports training at the centre and ensure we associate with reputed and experienced institutes and coaches to provide the best for the children. Other than football we also have training in cricket and gymnastics at the centre.”

(Rustomjee Group)