Bengaluru FC have revealed their plans of supporting grassroots level football by starting an enterprise called as the Bengaluru FC Soccer Schools. The Soccer Schools will follow the BFC Day Out and the BFC Bazaar which were launched by the club earlier this season. The initiative kicks off on April 20th at Bellandur.

Bengaluru FC’s COO Mustafa Ghouse stated at the press conference, “Announcing the BFC Soccer Schools is a very special moment for everyone at the club. This is the first step and we are certain about the Soccer Schools expanding to more parts of the city and eventually, the country.”

BFC Striker Robin Singh, who is a Tata Football Academy product, stressed out the importance of Soccer schools and said, “I’ve come through an academy myself and completely understand the importance of one if you are to develop as a player. It’s wonderful to be part of a club that is promoting the grassroots at the right age and the future is surely bright for the children who are part of the program.”

According to initial plans, the Soccer Schools will be open to children in the under-7, 9 and 11 age categories.

The under-7s will have two batches, two times a week, the under-9s and under-11s will have three sessions a week. Practice games too have their allocated times. That’s not all; the most impressive youngsters coming out of the Schools will have the chance to get a look in to the club’s elite academy.

BFC’s CEO Parth Jindal hopes that the initiative will help young aspiring footballers in achieving their dream of playing professional football and maybe even represent the country in the future, “In kick starting the BFC Soccer Schools, the club has taken a very big step, reiterating our endeavor to promote football at the grassroots level. The Soccer Schools will also be a testament to the professionalism Bengaluru FC as a club, is striving to achieve. Through the soccer school programs the club hopes to mould young talent with the ultimate desire of creating players who will go on to not only represent BFC but also the country.

“There will be no greater moment for the club if our dreams are converted to reality. This is the start of something that is very close to our hearts and is a project that is going to form the cornerstone of our efforts,” he added.