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Kabaddi aspirants showcase talent in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Future Heroes (FKH) programme, an initiative to foster at the grassroots level and unearth local talent in India, received a great response with 415 aspirants participating at the three-day trials here.

The FKH programme is a comprehensive three-stage talent scouting and development initiative.

In the first stage, the players showcased their skills in their bid to make it through to the auction pool of the Pro Season 6 and were judged by the expert panel, led by Jaivir Sharma, coach, Authority of (SAI) and Srinivas Reddy, assistant of Haryana Steelers franchise.

Vizag is the next destination for the panel to unearth talent.

Commenting on the talent witnessed on the ground, Jaivir said: "At the FKH in we witnessed some exceptionally talented players. There were players who travelled from across North and the region, for the trials."

"It was overwhelming to see players with such great talent showcase their skills. Looking at the youngsters and the response, our faith in the future of is only getting stronger and this platform is going to boost the entire ecosystem for the sport," he added.

Following a rigorous short-listing process in 18 cities, a total of over 200-220 players will be selected for Phase II.

Out of those, over 100 players will be chosen for Phase III where they will undergo a month-long intensive training camp and subsequently be drafted in the auction pool of the Pro league.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 18:56 IST