New Delhi, Jan 11 : Delhi launched the first edition of U-17 Khelo India Girls Football League here in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. The league which is organised under the aegis of Khelo India and the All India Football Federation, was kicked off with an address by Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi and Football Delhi President Shaji Prabhakaran.
8 Clubs have fielded their team for the first phase where 56 matches will be played in the league. The matches will be played every Friday and Saturday and finals will take place on January 26. The league is aimed to unearth fresh talent keeping in consideration of the upcoming U-17 Women’s World Cup and ensure to inspire more and more women who are empowered through football. Football Delhi President said at the side-lines of the launch.
On the opening day Hans Women FC faced Bangadarshan FA; Signature FC and Khel Khel Mein Foundation played their league stage matches here at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The matches will be held in JLN Stadium, JDMC College and Jesus and Mary College in Delhi and the state champion team will later go on to play the National winners. (UNI)