The Delhi football festival, will be organised by Soccer Watch magazine and In-Joy Life Center, at the Ambedkar Stadium from October 1 to 4.

Aimed towards bringing families to savour the game, the inter-club tournament featuring eight teams, will also have concurrent events of 7x7 and 3x3 competition. There will also be many interesting ideas to engage the fans, apart from food stalls to make it an exciting outing for families.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Dronacharya awardee Syed Nazir Hakim said that it was very important to have many such competitions in the country, to fill the void in domestic football.

“I thought there will be 25 to 30 schools, but only eight are participating,” bemoaned Hakim.

The main tournament will have a trophy named after the legendary coach Rahim Khan.

Among the many coming forward to support, Star Impact will provide football kit to the teams, while Delhi Dynamos will be a development partner for the event.

The matches will be played under floodlights to prepare Delhi fans for the Under-17 World Cup.

The main tournament will have Friends United Knights, Sudeva Moonlight Falcons, Hindustan Rangers, NUSC Panthers, Hindustan Giants, Ahbab Sea Hawks, Delhi Blasters and Indian Air Force Titans.

The inter-school competition will feature Modern School, Tagore International, Aster School, Zakir Husain memorial School, Delhi Public School (Noida), Sanskriti School, St. Mark’s and Delhi Dynamos.