Chennai, 14th November, 2017: EduSports, a SportzVillage enterprise and India’s first and largest school sports organization, has partnered with Chennaiyin FC, an Indian Super League (ISL) franchise and one of the most successful football clubs in the ISL, to develop football at the grassroots level for school children in Tamil Nadu.
Chennaiyin FC won the 2015 ISL and is owned by Mrs. Vita Dani (Promoter of Asian Paints and Chairperson, Ultimate Table Tennis), Mr. Abhishek Bachchan (Renowned Bollywood Personality and Owner of Jaipur Pink Panthers) and Mr.Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India’s most successful cricket captain).
Even in their short three year existence, Chennaiyin FC has already reached out to more than 75,000 children in Tamil Nadu through their grassroots programme. Through this initiative with EduSports, Chennaiyin aims to continue promoting football across the state and create a competitive environment in school football of Tamil Nadu.
This initiative will include festivals with CFC’s aim being to also launch soccer schools across the state. Besides learning the game, there will be an incentive for the participants to catch the eye of Chennaiyin scouts and stake a claim to make into the youth teams of the club.
“Our club always aims to promote the sport of football in the state of Tamil Nadu and this partnership with EduSports is another boost in that quest. We will work towards having soccer schools in every district of Tamil Nadu,” said Mrs. Vita Dani, Co-Owner Chennaiyin F.C.
“Football is a popular sport especially with the youth. India hosting the U17 Football World Cup has given a significant boost to that interest and passion. Our aim is to reach out to as many children as possible in Tamil Nadu and groom them with the help of CFC’s expertise”, said Saumil Majumdar, Co-Founder and CEO, EduSports.