Multi-discipline sports initiative of Reliance Foundation launched

A multi-discipline pan-India sports initiative under the banner of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) was launched here today by Reliance Foundation chairperson Neeta Ambani.

 RFYS said it is poised to professionalise school and college sports competitions with a unified approach towards creating an ecosystem to encourage, support and define a career path in sports for the youth.In the first year, 2,200 teams in four categories – Junior Boys, Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Senior Boys – will be competing in the football games to be played in eight cities – Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Kochi, Goa, Chennai, Pune and Delhi.

The competition will have pre-qualifying rounds followed by the main draws in each of the above cities. City winners in each category would qualify to play for the national honours, a Reliance Foundation statement said.