Srinagar: State Football Academy-the maiden state-owned football academy in Jammu and Kashmir, Thursday conducted its maiden trails for at Synthetic Turf TRC Ground, Srinagar, a statement from Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council said.
State Football Academy has been set up by Sports Council in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Football Association, the official custodians of the sport in the state.
The first ever trials meant for U-13 age group footballers were overseen by international footballer and head coach SFA Mehrajuddin Wadoo.
The trials are aimed at nurturing and promoting talent of the local boys and the Academy would provide modern football training facilities and opportunities to players to showcase their talent at national level, the statement said.
Mehrajuddin Wadoo and co will train the selected young players. The trials are being held under three age groupsunder-13, under-15, under-18, and subsequently selected players would be registered with Jammu and Kashmir Football Association.
There will be another opportunity for U-13 footballers to impress Wadoo and his team as trails will be held on Friday for the same age group. It will be followed with U-15 trails on May 20 and 21 and culminate with U-18 players getting a chance to impress the support staff of the academy on May 22 and 23.
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