State football academy starts trials at TRC Turf


Srinagar, State Football Academy started selection trials for players at Synthetic Turf TRC ground, here on Thursday.

The academy is aimed to nurture and promote talent of the local boys at the National level. Star footballer, Mehrajuddin Wadoo would spearhead the academy. The academy would run throughout the year and provide modern football training facilities and opportunities to players to showcase their talent at national level, a Sports Council statement said.

The academy as per modern football guidelines would look to focus on the three main age groups of U-13, U-15 and U-18 and subsequently selected players would be registered with Jammu and Kashmir Football Association.

The trials started with selection process for U-13 age group (born between 2004 to 2007). The trials for same age group will continue May 19 at 3:30 pm. The trials for U-15 age group (born between 2002 to 2003), would be held on May 20 at (3:30pm) and May 21 (8am). For U-18 (born between 1999- 2001) trails would be held on May 22 and 23 at 3:30 pm.