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Jammu and Kashmir to host training camps for India Colts football team
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Jammu and Kashmir to host training camps for India Colts football team

| @indiablooms | 04 May 2024, 06:13 pm

The J&K Sports Council will host twin camps for India U-17 National Team which will participate in  the SAFF U-17 Championship followed by AFC U-17 Championship Qualifiers in September and October.

While thanking the J&K Sports Council and the Union Territory administration, a communique from the All-India Football Federation expressed its gratitude for hosting and providing the best possible facilities to the India U-16 National Team training camp in Srinagar last year in August, reported Daily Good Morning Kashmir.

The team had trained under the tutelage of the renowned footballer of the J&K, Ishfaq Ahmad who was nominated as the head coach of the team for the SAFF U-16 Championship held at Thimphu, Bhutan in September 2023 wherein India U-16 team won the title, the news portal reported.

The Head Coach for the twin camps Ishfaq Ahmed, told the news portal: “The hosting of camps in Srinagar is a unique opportunity to host National Camps one after other to make it a routine affair for the Union territory which will not only boost the local football players but simultaneously infuse the new energy into the youngsters who are eager to take up the affair."

“With an eye on the growth of football and the involvement of the youth in the game in the region which enjoys the numero-uno status due to its wide popularity the focus on grassroots and its professional aspects shall add a new chapter in the football history of J&K,” Nuzhat Gull Secretary J&K Sports Council told the news portal.

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