India’s first ever international club football academy covers Aizawl, Shillong & Goa; phase two now to include Mumbai, Delhi and Pune...
Liverpool Football Club (LFC) International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians in Loni, Pune has successfully completed the first phase of its nationwide talent hunt and the second leg is set to start in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune.
Aimed at short-listing players to form two groups of Under-17 and Under-19, LFC International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians is now in the process of receiving applications for its regional talent scouting camps in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune. Enthusiastic footballers can register online at www.lfc-dskacademy.co.in to participate in the trials. Registration will only be accepted online and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The trials is set to begin from 10th April in Mumbai, 19th April in Delhi and 30th April in Pune.
The Academy will conduct a special scouting camp on the 10th and 11th April, 2014 for Cricket Club of India (CCI) members.
In the first segment which covered Aizawl, Shillong and Goa saw over 1500 youngsters participate.
Shirish Kulkarni, President LFC International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians said, “The response from Aizawl, Shillong and Goa has been humbling. It has gotten us further excited about the project which was thrilling to start with. We are delighted that our venture has evoked interest not just in the football loving youth who want to pursue it professionally, but also in a respected body like the CCI; their experience in sports will be invaluable to us going forward.”
The six city talent hunt will conclude in Pune with finalists from each regional round coming down to the city for the final round of screening. Liverpool coaches, Ray Curtis and Michael William Rice will shortlist candidates who will then be invited to compete for a place in the academy during the final selection to be held in the month of June.
Ardeshir Jeejeebhoy, CEO, LFC International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians said, “That there is football talent in India was never in doubt; which is why we partnered with Liverpool FC to create a global standard Academy. What has justified our belief is the overwhelming response we have received in the first phase of our scouting camps. We have every reason to believe that Delhi, Mumbai and Pune will also see a similar turnout considering that this is an unbelievable once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for youngsters that are seriously interested in football.
“Great campus, facilities, an education and above all, doing it all “The Liverpool Way, and all this in India - what more could one ask for?”