Together with our official learning partner Extramarks, we are proud to be launching the Youth Football Championship, India's first-ever interschool football tournament – with the finalists getting the opportunity to play at Emirates Stadium.
Extramarks, a leading global provider of new-age digital learning solutions, invites participation from schools and students all over the country and is open to boys and girls under 15, with matches taking place across more than 20 cities in two exciting phases.
The four teams that reach the final of the two competitions will then be flown to London to play on our hallowed turf and have the chance at being crowned champions.
The aim is to take forward Extramarks’ mission to promote the importance of sports in the holistic development of children. In addition to being an enthralling sports tournament, Youth Football Championship will also include learning workshops and interactive sessions.
Ritvik Kulshreshtha, Chief Executive Officer of Extramarks Education, said: “Holistic learning is one of the core pillars of our philosophy at Extramarks. The Youth Football Championship will bring together school teams from across the country to realise their ultimate football dream while exchanging experiences and learning on the playground.”
“It provides an exceptional and aspirational opportunity for young girls and boys to have fun, learn, play football and earn the chance to play the game of their life at Emirates Stadium.”
Neha Mishra, Vice President – Marketing (Brand Experiences) at Extramarks Education, added: “Bringing learning to the forefront via workshops, engaging sessions with experts and an international experience to the ground, YFC will also empower students by offering equal opportunities for both; girls and boys to realise their ultimate football dream.”
“Strengthening ties with our 10,000+ school network, this event will pave the way for more learners and educators to be part of our platform and experience holistic learning at its best.”
Juliet Slot, our Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Youth Football Championship is a stellar initiative to build on our partnership with Extramarks and promote football in India. It is a key demonstration of the excellent work that Extramarks is doing to make education accessible, inclusive, and exciting for students.
“We are delighted to be a part of this initiative which will spark the spirit of competition and unlock new learning opportunities. We look forward to welcoming the young champions from every corner of India to the epicentre of global football.”
We joined forces with Extramarks in early 2022 in a multi-year collaboration to introduce localised development programs, football workshops, meet and greets and other exclusive experiences through competitions and activations.
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