Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC) and Kerala Football Association (KFA) said on Friday that they have joined hands to promote the game at the grassroots level and will be setting up 25 football schools with licensed coaches across the state.
Kerala Blasters CEO Varun Tripuraneni and KFA President KMI Mather released the logo of the Kerala Blasters Football Schools.
KBFC and KFA will initially set up football schools in every district along with organising a league amongst these schools. Of these, at least five will be set up this year.
"KFA will be providing the technical support for the initiative and KBFC will be spearheading the activities across each district," Tripuraneni said.
"Scoreline Sports will be responsible for the entire management of these initiatives. Once these schools are fully operational, we would conduct league matches to give the kids an exposure and to create a sense of competition among the centres," he added.
"Kerala Football Association is happy to be associated with Kerala Blasters as this is a great initiative to take football to the young enthusiasts of the game and identify the right talent who can be nurtured with the right kind of training to professional players," Mather said.