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Football is back!

The Little Gaurs League, Forca Goa Foundation's flagship program is all set to make a comeback!

Football is back!
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Nathaniel da Costa

Updated: 2021-04-01T14:56:58+05:30

It's been a long year since children played on the field while coaches called out directions and parents cheered on. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the nation wide lockdown, it was essential for us all to stay safely at home. But now it's time to get back on the field, while following the Covid-19 guidelines of course. We are extremely happy to announce that the Little Gaurs League, our flagship program is all set to make a comeback! This April, the Little Gaurs will get back on the pitch running, dribbling and scoring for their teams.

In the previous editions of the League, we have always aimed that children get ample amounts of game time. The Little Gaurs League 2019-20 saw 957 participants across 109 teams who played more than 500 matches. These were across the age groups U6, U8, U10 and U12. While the others were mixed gender leagues, the U12 league was exclusively for girls to provide a platform for girls to play.


The Little Gaurs League 2019-20 was also recognised by the AIFF as one of the Top 10 Golden Baby Leagues in the country. This gave us the opportunity to nominate one player from the League to receive an autographed Arsenal jersey by Mezut Ozil. The Ex German International player had provided 10 signed jerseys to the AIFF. These were gifted to the top players from the top 10 Golden Baby Leagues in order to encourage them to pursue a future in football.

With the upcoming Little Gaurs League, we are taking the opportunity to get children back on the pitch. The idea is to start in a phased manner with a limited number of teams playing for a two month long competition. The League will have 8 teams each in 3 age categories - U8, U10 and U12 (exclusively for girls). Players can register in 3 areas, North Goa, Vasco and South Goa. While the U8 teams will play 5v5, the U10 and U12 teams will play 7v7 matches.


In the past, the league has received tremendous support from the players, coaches and parents. This constantly encourages us to do our best for grassroots football in India. We hope to see the same energy in April as we head back to the pitch! Follow the Little Gaurs League and the Foundations work through our social media channels

Instagram: @forcagoafoundation (https://www.instagram.com/forcagoafoundation/) | Facebook: Forca Goa Foundation (https://www.facebook.com/forcagoafoundation) | Twitter: @forcagoaorg (https://twitter.com/forcagoaorg) | LinkedIn: Forca Goa Foundation (https://www.linkedin.com/company/forca-goa-foundation)

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