Extramarks Youth Football Championship Concludes with Victorious Teams at Emirates Stadium

June 2, 2023 | By: Extramarks


The Extramarks Youth Football Championship (YFC) in partnership with Arsenal F.C. recently concluded with a thrilling finale at the prestigious Emirates Stadium in London. The event brought together over 4900 school students from across India, promoting sports as an integral part of holistic learning. With Delhi Public School, Bangalore North emerging as the girls’ champions and Amenity Public School, Rudrapur clinching the boys’ title, the tournament showcased the immense potential and passion for football in India.

The YFC tournament journey was divided into three phases. It began with qualifier matches held from November 2022 through February 2023 in more than 50 cities across India. The top-performing teams from the qualifiers advanced to the zonal finals in Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Bengaluru. Following that, the semi-finals took place in Goa in April, leading up to the grand finals at Emirates Stadium in London in June.

In a highly competitive match, Delhi Public School, Bangalore North, hailing from Bengaluru, emerged victorious in the girls’ category. Their outstanding performance throughout the tournament led them to claim the prestigious title. On the boys’ side, Amenity Public School, Rudrapur, showcased their exceptional skills and emerged as the triumphant team in an intense battle. These teams faced tough competition from over 550 schools across the country during the qualifiers phase, making their victories even more commendable.

The final match, held at the iconic Emirates Stadium, was a spectacle to behold. The event witnessed the presence of legendary Arsenal Player Kelly Smith and Bhaichung Bhutia, the chief mentor of YFC. The young students had the opportunity to play at an international-level stadium, creating memories that would last a lifetime.

Sudheer Devaraja, Head of Sports Department at Delhi Public School, Bangalore North, expressed gratitude to the Extramarks Youth Football Championship for the incredible opportunity of playing in London and at the esteemed Emirates Stadium. He emphasized how proud they were to represent their city and school on an international platform.

Amit Verma, Coach of Amenity Public School, Rudrapur, expressed his gratitude to YFC for allowing them to be a part of such a prestigious tournament. He described the experience of reaching the finals in London as a dream come true and thanked the organizers for their unwavering support throughout the journey.

The Extramarks Youth Football Championship has not only provided young students with a platform to showcase their talent but has also inspired a new generation of exceptional young footballers. The tournament has highlighted the immense potential and passion for the sport in India, paving the way for a promising future of football.

The Extramarks Youth Football Championship, in partnership with Arsenal F.C., concluded with a grand finale at Emirates Stadium, where Delhi Public School, Bangalore North, and Amenity Public School, Rudrapur, emerged as the deserving champions. The tournament has left a lasting impact by promoting sports as an integral part of holistic learning and nurturing the talent of young footballers across India. With such initiatives, the future of football in the country looks brighter than ever.

Last Updated on September 1, 2023

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