The All India Football Federation (AIFF) celebrated the AFC Grassroots Football Day across the nation with razzmatazz on May 15, 2019 with more than a 4,000 kids participating in various footballing festivities.
Building up to the AFC Grassroots Football Day the AIFF with its member associations had already started to conduct festivals of football. A day before the AFC Grassroots Football Day, 724 members had participated in various football activities across the states of Chhattisgarh and Assam.
On the mega day itself, 4,234 members participated across the nation in the 43 programmes conducted by AIFF’s member association in 15 different states.
Savio Medeira had said, “Grassroots are the building blocks of a footballing system and the AIFF has increased its efforts ten-folds in the recent years to promote grassroots football.”
“The AFC grassroots day serves as a good platform to spread awareness about grassroots football and its benefits – one being the increase of the base of the player pyramid structure,” he stated.