Idea's sports talent hunt kicks off in Pune

MUMBAI: This is an initiative to promote the cause of Indian football. India's first ever football clinic that resulted into a talent hunt was kicked off a few days ago at the Poona Club.

The initiative is the brainchild of Idea Cellular.



Now a 10-day Soccer Clinic at Poona Club is taking place till 17 November 2004. Idea Cellular Maharashtra and Goa Circle head Lakshmi Narayan said, "The Idea Nationwide Talent Hunt is yet another attempt in the direction of tapping hidden talent, and presenting talented youngsters of the country this unique opportunity to prove their mettle in the international arena. By organising sporting events of this magnitude we also seek to promote Pune as a sports destination".



Bristol Academy of Sports, UK Tony Ricketts said, "Indian football has the potential to compete in all major international tournaments. With the right kind of impetus from the corporate sector and sport lovers it can be promoted and nurtured."



Two winners of the talent hunt will be awarded with a one-year scholarship to pursue advanced training & further education at The Bristol Academy of Sport & Filton College in England. The scholarship includes tuition fees, academy fees, coaching, medical expenses and training kit.

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