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2nd Division I-League: Garhwal FC aim for final round qualification

Modified 06 Feb 2014, 08:06 IST

Garhwal FC, formerly known as Garhwal Heroes FC, is all geared up for the 2nd Division I-League. This will also be the first time in its history that last years Delhi League Champions, one of the only two Delhi based clubs in the competition.

In order to mark this historic beginning, the Club announced a slew of initiatives including the unveiling of a new logo and a key strategic alliance with the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, thus taking a major step towards professionalism and growth. The club’s all-new logo is an eclectic mix of green and yellow that defines its core values of Unity, Bravery, Victory. The new logo is a representation of the great Garhwal tradition of fighting against all odds and Delhi’s inclusive character.

The Club have also strategically tied-up with the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools from this season onwards to move forward in its quest to imprint Delhi with soccer fervor. This partnership represents the club’s aspiration to become the leading elite youth development-based club in India.

BBFS, with its 11 training centers in various parts of North India is expected to form a major feeder to the Club’s senior team by nurturing the talented youth in the region. In order to help in its quest to get to the next level, Garhwal FC have also inducted Kishore Taid and Anurag Khilnani, co-founders of Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, into its Board of Directors.

The club have won the Delhi Senior Division on two occasions – 1986, 2013 and has eight club players who have represented India in the past while over 40 players have played at the highest level in the I-league in India.

The Delhi based club aims to promote a safe, friendly and family-oriented environment in which players and supporters can enjoy the game of football freely.

Target of the club, who are being sponsored by Indian Oil, in the 2nd Division this season is to reach the final round.

Published 06 Feb 2014, 03:55 IST
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