2nd edition of Umbro Cup kicks off
The UK-based soccer brand Umbro is ready to host the 2nd edition of ‘Umbro Cup’ in Mumbai today. This year’s edition will see over 2300 enthusiastic soccer players competing for the coveted trophy. The first leg of the ‘Umbro Cup’ started in Pune on 16th October followed by Bengaluru last week, with the final leg scheduled to take place in Mumbai from 30th October to 01st November 2015.
The second edition will see around 96 teams participating in the six categories: U-12, U-14, U-16, Open and Corporate for men. Women will compete in teams within the U-16 category. Each of the 6 categories will have 16 teams competing in a league and knockout format. The winners of each category will be awarded the championship trophy, Umbro footballs, sling bags, sippers and a certificate. The runner’s up and the player of the tournament will also receive exciting awards.
Players from different age groups and young talent from schools will showcase their skill on the field this year. College-level players and students from different faculties are also participating in the Open category.
The matches in Mumbai will be played over three days - 30th October to 1st November at Indian Football School, Cooperage Football Ground in Colaba. The final matches of the six categories in the Mumbai League will be played on Sunday, 1st November 2015.
SportzConsult, a leading sports management company based out of Mumbai will manage the on-ground activities of the tournament.
Commenting on the announcement, Rachana Aggarwal, CEO, Indus League said, "The first two legs of the Umbro Cup in Pune andBengaluru were a big success and saw young talent in laudable numbers. The ‘Umbro Cup’ is now ready to welcome Mumbaikars to showcase their skillset on-field. Mumbai's interest in football as a sport is tracing an upward trajectory, and this is the time for young talent to shine and get their deserved recognition. At several levels, the Umbro Cup represents a commitment of developing the game and being the ‘The Heart and Soul of Football’. Umbro has been involved in various grassroots level programs in the sport across the world showing a deep commitment to Indian football.”
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