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Footy Clinics Held In Kerala And Mumbai

Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 by ARFAI,


Published: 11th July, 2012.


Passionate individuals remain the driving force behind football in India.

Rajeev Tharani, a last minute withdrawal from the India Tigers squad at the 2011 International Cup, has just concluded hosting a series of Under 19s football clinics in Kerala, a state in India’s southwest. An impressive 75 youths from throughout the state participated. Tharani’s focus now shifts to a 9-a-side tournament to be held in the coming months.

Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the country, expatriate Australian Lincoln Harris recently made mainstream news in Australia, for his work promoting football in Mumbai, and for using it as a tool to “bring people together”.

Hopefully these individuals’ efforts, coupled with Richmond and GWS’ interest in playing an exhibition match in India, can continue to raise football’s profile on the Subcontinent, resulting in funding that allows serious inroads to be made.