Mahindra Youth Football Challenge from Dec 5 in Kozhikode

The Kerala leg of the third edition of the Mahindra Youth Football Challenge (MYFC), the country's largest Under-14 school football tournament, will be held in Kozhikode and Kochi.

The Kozhikode leg will kick-off on December 5 and conclude on December 16, P N Sankaran, Official of Procam International, a Sports Management Company, told reporters here today.

The Kerala intra-city round of the U-14 school tournament and talent hunt will feature 48 of leading soccer playing school in Kozhikode.

Kerala's champion school will then lock horns with five other champion schools from Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, Delhi and Bangalore to decide the winner of the Mahindra Youth Football Challenge.

MYFC is the Mahindra Groups Commitment to promote football at the grasroot level, he said, adding the company has partnered with Scottish football giants, Celtic Football Club, who will take on the responsibility of training and grooming young talent, identified through this initiative.

A panel of visiting coaches from Celtic FC will offer a four-day coaching camp for the winning schools.
And after the six-team finals, 24 players will be shortlisted for a four-day clinic and three of them will be sent to Scotland for intensive training with the Celtic FC.

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