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Football Dreams Come True, Mumbai Kids Head to London to Train in British Club

The four youngsters get an opportunity to train with Queens Park Rangers.

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Vivek Roy, Momin Ammar, Dia Mehta, and Nirlaja Sharma have been chosen from thousands of competitors, to spend ten days training in football with the Queens Park Rangers at their academy in Cranford next year.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, announced the names at the ninth annual finals day of the Mumbai Soccer Challenge.

He added that two boys and two girls would be heading to London for football training, for the first time in the nine-year history of the challenge.

The youngsters will train in London. Picture for representative purposes only. Picture Courtesy: Pexels.
The youngsters will train in London. Picture for representative purposes only. Picture Courtesy: Pexels.

The Mumbai Soccer Challenge is a talent hunt for the QPR coaches, and an excellent chance for young talent to be recognised and supported to make their dream come true.

The quartet was chosen from thousands of competitors, who play each other in a 5-A-Side format. The tournament is open to girls and boys in the age groups of 8 to 11, and 11 to 14 years.


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Speaking to the Times of India, Mayor Khan said, “It has been fantastic to see the passion and skill of these young footballers. This initiative is a great example of the close links between India and London.”

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