If there ever was a tournament to be a part of, it is this. Over 10,000 participants have confirmed that Junior Champs is by far the biggest and the best football tournament there is. And why shouldn’t it be? With scholarship opportunities to represent Mumbai FC in national and international tournaments, the doors have been opened to a new age of professional and scientific Indian football.
Dreams of representing the National team at the world stage aren’t distant dreams anymore. Even the fantasy of playing in Europe has been turned into reality, as the top ten talents selected after conditioning with Mumbai FC get to train in a top European Club to develop their skills further.
The inaugural Junior Champs held between February and March of 2008 spanned across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. A turnout of over 1000 teams in 16 zones brought out the best talents from the island city and kept the scouts furiously scribbling on their notepads.
Mumbai was the victor in the end with over 1400 talented players short listed for further trials. Junior Champs is scheduled to be held in November- December this year and will be held in these months annually as it expands its horizons to other parts of the state and country.