Liverpool FC to begin talent scouting in India
Mumbai: Liverpool FC (LFC) International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians is all set to kick start a nationwide scouting campaign to identify promising young football talent in India. These talented footballers will form the first batch of students to be trained at the Academy that is coming up in Loni in Pune.
This six city scouting tour scheduled over March and April 2014 is aimed at short-listing players to form two groups of Under-17 and Under-19. LFC International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians is now officially receiving applications for its regional talent scouting camps in Aizawl, Shillong, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and Pune.
The first scouting trip will take place in Aizawl from 17th – 20th March, 2014, at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Mualpui. This six city talent scouting will conclude in Pune with finalists from each regional round coming down to the city for the final round of screening. The players who are unable to attend any of the previous regional scouting trips will also be encouraged to attend the final leg in Pune.
Further to LFC International Academy and DSK Shivajians’ launch announcement in October 2013, the Academy is all set to nurture Indian football talent. This programme will support 64 selected aspiring young footballers in the first batch (2014-15).
The LFC International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians will provide its students with the opportunity to develop their game in a professional academy environment. Footballers can register online – www.lfc-dskacademy.co.in or on Facebook ww.facebook.com/lfc-dskacademy.