Forca Goa Foundation, in association with Tata Punch, has launched the 2022 edition of the Little Gaurs League
MAPUSA, Goa, Mar 8 (The CONNECT) - Forca Goa Foundation, in association with Tata Punch, has launched the 2022 edition of the Little Gaurs League at St. Anthony's High School Ground, Monte de Guirim, Mapusa in Goa.
The two-month long AIFF Golden Baby League affiliated tournament will see about 1,000 children compete across three zones - North, South and Vasco - with 120 girls signing up for the footballing extravaganza. The tournament will also serve as a platform for workshops on nutrition and sustainability for the children in addition to monthly football festivals.
This year’s edition (the third) has seen 90 teams sign up for the competition, participating across 4 categories viz. U6, U8, U10 and U12 with an exclusive U12 league designed for girls.
Nathaniel D’Costa, Forca Goa Foundation’s Senior Manager for Community Football said, “We are delighted to finally get the children back out onto the field after a tumultuous time these past two years. He appreciated the Tata Motors support
which “vindicated the path we are taking towards developing football at the grassroots level and institutionalising the beautiful game”.
Rajan Amba, Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Care, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., “We, at Tata Motors have always been keen to play a key role in the development of not only football but also using sports as a key catalyst to impact communities. And the Little Gaurs League presented an ideal opportunity for the same.
With the aim of providing opportunities for children to play regular football in a safe and organised environment, the 2022 edition of the Little Gaurs League will see nearly 500 matches with teams from among schools, academies and communities around Goa.
Forca in Portuguese means force or strength and the Forca Goa Foundation was formed in 2017 with the aim of building a robust football ecosystem for children.
FC Goa team is nicknames as Gaurs after the State animal also known as the Indian bison. The junior footballers are thus known as ‘little gaurs”.