The Hyderabad Football League in association with M B Sports & Events Management launched the HFL 11s today to provide a platform to the next generation of football players in the city.
The league, which begins on October 31 and will go on till January 2, 2022, is open for all boys born between 1st Jan 2004 to 31st Dec 2007.
Teams, football academies, clubs, groups of friends and individuals can all register for the league.
Speaking at the launch event, Wasim Baig, Director of MB Sports, said, "This was a much-needed step for the next generation of the city's footballers as the government needed a platform for them to play competitive 11-a-side football to enable them to improve their skills and fitness levels to reach the highest level. With Indian football legend and Dhyan Chand Awardee Shabbir Ali and his academy helping us with the coaching and management of individual players, this league is going to benefit everyone who participates in it."
Adil Mistry, Director of HFL, said, "We are in talks to get scouts from various ISL, I-League and international clubs to come watch the matches to scout players for their youth academies and teams as we want the league to become a platform for players showcasing their talents and making the step up to become professionals."