Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Championship
Mumbai, December 29, 2016
Navi Mumbai’s Father Agnel Multipurpose School & Junior College and The Bishop School, Pune are placed in a unique position to win a double title at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Football Championship, starting from Friday, 30th December 2016 here in Mumbai.
Both the Senior Boys and Senior Girls teams of Fr Agnel and Bishop School had won their respective Mumbai & Pune City Leg Finals earlier this month, and will now compete for the coveted inaugural year RFYS National titles.
Coincidently it will be a ‘Maharashtra School Derby’ in both the categories, as Fr Agnel Sr Boys will face Bishop Boys in the Group A League opener on 30th December, while a similar clash is on cards in the Senior Girls Group B for 31st December. However, Fr Agnel will have an advantage of home support, playing at their own school backyard in both the fixtures.
In the College Boys and Junior Boys categories, Mumbai’s challenge is spearheaded by Thakur College of Science & Commerce (Kandivali) and Byculla based Antonio Dsouza High School respectively. Thakur College will commence its campaign against Jeppiar Engineering College-Chennai at Cooperage Ground (2:00 pm, 30th Dec) while Antonio Dsouza junior boys will face Kochi’s Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School at Fr. Agnel Ground (11:00 am, 31st Dec).
With a total prize money of Rs 16 Lac, the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Championship in Mumbai will see a conglomeration of the best of 32 teams in four categories and from eight cities compete for the top honours.
All the matches will have a four-camera set up to live streamed on RFYS website www.rfyouthsports.com. Top two teams in each group will qualify the semi-finals to be played at Cooperage Ground on 4th & 5th January 2017, with finals scheduled on Saturday, 7th January 2017.
Launched this July in partnership with AIFF and ISL Clubs, the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports has earned appreciation from the participating school and college institutes for the organisational skills in conducting the competition in a conducive environment for the participants to compete in a professional set up.
In the last four months, the competition has witnessed over 25,000 players participation with 2700 football matches scheduled among 2500 registered teams from 1800 educational institutes, reaching to over 2 million students through football in this duration.
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