Indian footballers to train in EPL academies
Mumbai, May 12: Twenty two young Indian footballers in the under-12 and under-14 age group will train and compete at various prestigious English Premier League club academies in Britain.
The group has trained at vi Mumbai for the past one year under the Reliance Foundation’s Young Champs (RFYC) residential scholarship programme. It will embark on a 12-day journey, accompanied by head coach Mark Vaessen and assistant coach Jose Barreto.
The EPL is a strategic partner to the Indian Super League (ISL) and the visit is part of their mutual cooperation agreement. The training would begin at the Chelsea FC academy in Cobham, followed by friendly matches over the following two days against the Crystal Palace, Southampton and Reading academies. IANS