Last year, the program saw participation from school kids across Delhi comprising more than 52 teams. All teams were coached and managed by parents who volunteered and were trained by Conscient Football.
This innovative league has been created using best practices from around the world. The league makes it mandatory for every member of the team to get equal opportunity on the play field and also decides the winner through the number of green cards the team receives instead of their match scores. Teams and individual players receive Green Card on displaying qualities such as fair play and good mannerisms on and off the field.
On announcing the league Anupama Jain, Director at Conscient Football said, “We are happy to witness a phenomenal rise in enthusiasm for football in the country. CPFL has garnered tremendous interest as it is the only platform at such a scale where parents and kids come together and work as a team. The league enables us to nourish talent and create a feeder program for higher level football programs, including FC Barcelona‘s official football school the FCBEscola that we will be starting later this year.”
Conscient Football is one of the largest grassroots development organizations for football in India. Participants can register online through the Conscient Football site www.conscientfootball.in .
Published with permission from Arunava about Football.