Nine youngsters from the Reliance foundation young champs have bagged professional contracts. Certainly this is a big boost to India’s youngsters at the grassroots level.
Clubs like Mumbai City FC, Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC are amongst the ones to sign the youngsters. Aritra Das, Muhammed Basith PT ,Birendra Singh ,G Balaji, Aqib Nawab , Muhammed Nemil ,Thoi Singh and Ayush Chikkara.
RYFC youngsters get ISL contracts
“It is a matter of great pride and joy for us that our young champs from RFYC have embarked on their professional footballing journey with ISL.” said Mrs. Nita Ambani, Founder & Chairperson of Reliance Foundation.
“We started the academy in 2015 to provide a pathway for talented young players across India to build successful professional careers in the sport. These boys arrived at RFYC in their early teens and I am delighted that they step out today as highly skilled players, who have earned a place with the best football clubs in the country.”
In order to unlock the huge potential of Indian football, we need to create a world class eco-system,” asserted Mrs. Ambani.
“That has been our goal at RFYC over these last five years. Of course, these are still early days and a lot of hard work lies ahead for these boys at their respective clubs. But I am hopeful the training they have received in all aspects from technical skills, physical fitness, and mental conditioning will hold them in good stead. I am keeping my fingers crossed for their success!”