Mumbai: The Mumbai edition of SFA Championships 2023-2024, is set to commence with the stellar participation of over 17,000 athletes, competing in more than 30 categories of sports. With over 800 schools having confirmed their participation, the battle for discovering the "number one school in sports" in the city, seems to get tougher and intense.
Priyadarshini Park Sports Complex, Mumbai University, Kalina, Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai Police grounds, Mumbai Hockey Association, National Sports Club of India – will be the hosting venues for school athletes from 26 November to 7 December. The sixth edition of SFA Championships has received an overwhelming number of registrations from Mumbai. With 64 per cent participation coming from male athletes and 36 per cent female athletes, the top preferred sports registered for are football, athletics, basketball, swimming and chess, showcasing the multifaceted talent that exists among the youth.
In this Mumbai edition of the SFA Championships, gymnastics, skating, and speedcubing will be introduced for the first time. Skating is expected to witness the participation of nearly 700 athletes, Speedcubing and Gymnastics will see the involvement of close to 200 participants (for each sport), marking a promising beginning for these sports in the Championships. The 2023-2024 Mumbai edition of SFA Championships has athletics, basketball, football, swimming, and skating as top sports participated by female athletes, whereas football, athletics, basketball, chess and swimming as top sports in male participation.
SFA Championships are India’s largest multi-sport school competitions, enabling an opportunity for youth to unleash their fullest potential through joyful and inspiring sporting experiences. These Championships are revolutionising the way school sports are experienced in India. The vision is to host 150 championships across 50 cities, in the next five years. Building a single unifying platform to discover talent at the click of a button, across multi-sports, is how SFA has envisioned to encourage two lakh athletes to play at the 10 SFA Championships across Indore, Jaipur, Uttarakhand (Dehradun), Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Delhi, and Ahmedabad, within a span of four months.
The partnership of Sports For All (SFA) and Viacom18, will together make school sports accessible to millions of sports fans, across the country. Viacom18 will present the best action from the SFA Championships 2023-2024 starting 3 December on JioCinema, Sports18-2, and Sports18 Khel channels.
Stay tuned to www.sfaplay.com for all the match updates and school leaderboard. On Day 1, school athletes will be competing at Priyadarshini Park Sports Complex in athletics and tennis.