The All India Football Federation (AIFF) in association with the Western India Football Association (WIFA) will conduct trials for players from the state of Maharashtra for national team camps in various junior categories. Players who have the potential to represent the country at international level in football will get the opportunity to attend these trials and present their talent in front of National Team scouts who will also include national team coaches.
Henry Menezes, CEO of WIFA said, “WIFA is very happy to provide this opportunity to players in Maharashtra who have excelled at school or academy level because representing the country is the pinnacle. And staying true to our mission to spread football activity across the state, we will be conducting trials at different centers. Players in the respective catchment area will get the chance to attend trials with reduced effort needed to travel.”
Former India international Abhishek Yadav, Director of National teams said, “Our national team coaches believe that the Maharashtra player is an intelligent player along with being technically sound. We are therefore keenly looking forward to seeing the top-quality talent in Maharashtra.”
The first phase of the trials will kick-off in Mumbai on February 2 for male players born in 2003 and 2004. These trials will be restricted for talents residing in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts only.
Trials for Girls in the age-group of 2002 to 2005 will be announced shortly. The trials will then move on to Pune, Nasik, Kolhapur and Nagpur.
The registration forms are available at the WIFA office at the Cooperage Stadium in Mumbai with the last date of registration being February 1.