Fateh Hyderabad AFC have taken a prominent stride in grassroot development on Wednesday as they launched the Hyderabad Baby League, a tournament that will be exclusively run by the club! The tournament will take place at Bowenepally Ground in the first week of September consisting of mainly four age groups initially- U-6, U-8, U-10 and U12.
Yogesh Maurya, the Sporting Director and the Co-Owner of Fateh Hyderabad said, “We want to make this a year-round initiative where children will get to play for as many hours as possible. We will also be scouting the league for talent that can fit into Fateh Hyderabad AFC’s U-13, U-15, U-18 teams.”
Former India Captain Victor Amalraj, British Deputy High Commissioner of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Andrew Fleming, Principal Secretary of Ministry of IT of Telangana Jayesh Ranjan were the guests on this occasion.
The launch event took place in the residency of Andrew Fleming who is a good friend of Yogesh Maurya and he said, “I am a huge football fan and have been following Fateh Hyderabad AFC very closely. It is great to see them take up the initiative which will provide a community based thrust to the football landscape in Hyderabad.”
Fateh Hyderabad participated in the I-League 2nd Division few weeks ago with many considering them to be the favourites to jump into the top flight. Although they failed to move into the final rounds of the campaign but their professionalism off-the-field if is maintained will surely land them in a land of opportunities sooner than later.