Subroto Cup: Diamond jubilee edition to attract record participation

This being the Diamond Jubilee edition, Group Captain Deepak Ahluwalia, Secretary General of the Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society, said the winner in the junior category will receive Rs 4 lakh and sub-junior Rs 3 lakh.

This edition of the tournament will see a record participation of 112 teams, including 16 international teams, vying for honours in the boys sub-junior (U-14) and junior (U-17) sections for boys and girls.   -  Special Arrangement

The Subroto Cup football tournament will kick-off at various grounds from August 20. This edition of the tournament will see a record participation of 112 teams, including 16 international teams, vying for honours in the boys sub-junior (U-14) and junior (U-17) sections for boys and girls.

This being the Diamond Jubilee edition, Group Captain Deepak Ahluwalia, Secretary General of the Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society, said the winner in the junior category will receive Rs 4 lakh and sub-junior Rs 3 lakh.

Air Marshal P. P. Bapat noted, “It’s a momentous occasion for us. Hosting the tournament for the last 59 years has been a matter of pride for us. With the years, the number of participating teams from India and abroad has seen a steady rise and that only speaks for the popularity of the tournament.”

Former India women’s team captain Dalima Chibber said, “With emphasis on the growth of Indian football which is on the rise and the U17 women’s World Cup scheduled next year, it’s very important for us to have tournaments attracting the youth. It’s these platforms which are the breeding ground for future stars and Indian football needs youngsters who can contribute positively to the game. I am sure like in the past, Subroto Cup will help in spotting some bright stars of the future this year as well."

New Wellington Camp Ground, Race Course Road, Subroto Park Football Ground, Football Stadium at East Vinod Nagar in Patparganj, GD Goenka International School and Pathways World School, Gurugram will host the round robin games.