New Delhi: Sixty school teams, including two
each from Nepal and Bangladesh, will take part in the Subroto
Mukherjee Football Tournament which begins from November 10 at
the Ambedkar Stadium here.
The sub-juniors (Under 14) tournament, which will see 28
teams vying for top honours, will be played between November
10 and 24, while the juniors (Under 17) competition will be
held between November 19 and December 2.
A sub-junior and junior team from Bangladesh and Nepal
will also take part in the 51st edition of the tournament,
organised annually by the Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education
The prize money of the winning and runners-up teams in
both sub-junior and junior sections remained unchanged.
The winning school team in the junior section will get a
cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh along with the trophy while the
runners-up side will get Rs one lakh. The winners in the
sub-junior section will pocket Rs one lakh while the
runners-up team will get Rs 60,000.
The semifinalists and quarterfinalists in the both the
sub-junior and junior sections will also get prize money. The
two losing semifinalists in the juniors section will get Rs
25,000 each while the four losing quarterfinalists will pocket
Rs 15,000 each.
The two losing semifinalists in the sub-junior section
will get Rs 20,000 each while the four losing quarterfinalists
will pocket Rs 10,000 each.
The best player and best coach of both the age groups
will get Rs 10,000 and 15,000 respectively.
Thirty players among juniors and 16 from sub-juniors will
be given one-time grant of Rs 20,000 and 10,000 respectively
and they will be selected by a committee of three persons,
including one from the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
Seven sub-junior outstanding players will be selected and
they will be given free education in the Air Force School here
in the next academic year, Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education
Society vice-chairman JN Burma said at a press conference
"This is a small contribution from the Air Force towards
the development of Indian football," Burma said.