Star Sports Young Heroes all set for kick-start in Chandigarh



Chandigarh, 20th November, 2015: After capturing the imagination of budding footballers in Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Indore, Goa, Pune, Shillong, Guwahati, Mumbai and Lucknow. Young Heroes is all set to kick start their campaign in Chandigarh where 32 schools from the city will lock horns at the North Ridge International School-Sec-46, Chandigarh on 23rd and 24th November fighting for the ultimate glory from the city.

Star Sports Young Heroes

Star Sports Young Heroes

Young Heroes promoted by Star Sports along with Parle Products and IDBI Federal life Insurance aims to provide guidance and a platform to under-15 footballers from over 650 schools across 15 cities in India. Young Heroes aims to widen the base of the Indian Football pyramid by identifying young talent from the Country’s largest student direct contact programme from the very grassroots and provide guidance for the next step towards elite football. The tournament activation programme which is being conducted by Highlife Management aspires to reach out to about 420,000 students and from the tournament population of about 6,500 footballers. The best 45 talented children will be trained by professional coaches and the select top 16 will be handpicked for an unforgettable international exposure trip to Spain.

Mr. Jamshid Nassiri, Ex-Iranian International Footballer and Head Mentor, Young Heroes, We have been able to find some extremely talents boys from all the cities we have visited so far and are hopeful to find equally talented boys over the next two days in Chandigarh. Gradually football is being recognized as one of the most loved sport in the country. I am devoted enthusiastically on searching the unidentified football talent in the country and offer my full support in training them for the elite league in future.”‎

Head Mentor: Jamshid Nassiri

15 cities where Young Heroes will travel and the Winners:

  • Kolkata Winner- Deeksha Education Trust
  • Chennai  Winner –  St.Joseph’s Residential School
  • Bangalore-  Rice MMS School
  • Hyderabad- HPS Begumpet
  • Kochi-  GHSS Panampilly Nagar
  • Indore-  Emerald Heights International School
  • Goa- Loyola High School
  • Pune-  SPMSS, HS Boarding School
  • Shillong- Boys Sports Coy 58 GTC
  • Guwahati- Lal Singh School
  • Mumbai- Antonio De Souza High School
  • Lucknow- La Martinere College
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi
  • Ahmedabad
  • Kick Off in Chandigarh – 23rd and 24th  November
  • National Grand Finale –  January 2016
  • Schools to be contacted – 1500
  • Schools to be shortlisted – 650
  • School Students Involved – 420,000
  • Parents to be involved – 840,000
  • Tournament Population – 6,500
  • Aggregate days of On-Ground Activation – 100
  • International Exposure Trip – Spain

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