FORCA GOA Foundation a sister organization of FC Goa, the club which represents Goa in the Hero Indian Super League today announced the launch of the inaugural Little Gaurs League. The League which will be the first of its kind, will allow children in the age categories of U8 and U10 to participate in a five-month long league.
The Little Gaurs League will be an open registration league for young footballing talent and will follow rules and guidelines set by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The League which will kick off in November 2018 and conclude in March next year will see matches being played every weekend.
Conceptualized by Goan football legend and FC Goa, Technical Director, Derrick Pereira, the Little Gaurs League hopes to provide a platform for young children to play competitive football every weekend. Said, Derrick Pereira, “Children in footballing nations play upto 400 competitive matches by the time they are 12 years old. For our youth to get to that level we need to provide them with that environment and facilities so that they get to play regularly.”
Like any other open league, any club, institution, community or individual interested in fielding a team in either of the age categories can visit the Foundation’s website at www.forcagoa.org and register their interest. Once the minimum amount of registrations are complete, further information and schedules will be provided to the registered teams.
Through this League, the Foundation hopes that people from across Goa come together to field teams and enjoy the sport. One of the biggest barriers hampering football development in Goa is the lack of competitive football at the grassroots level. By conducting the league, the foundation hopes that young children get the opportunity to play football regularly in a professional environment and develop as better footballers.
FC Goa release