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Assam baby league to kick off next month

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

will soon get its first ever structured league for children in the age group of 6 to 13 years to promote culture in the state.

management company and Guwahati City Club (GCFC) on Tuesday announced the Greater Guwahati (GGBL) which will be organised with support from the Football Association (AFA).

The league, to kick off from next month, will be organised under the rules and regulations of project, Sportscraft and GCFC's told a press conference.

The GGBL has already got the green signal from the AIFF, he said.

The 6 to 13-year-old children will be divided into four age categories (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13) and they will play every weekend, Deka said.

"The objective is to bring these children to the field regularly, create football culture, give these young footballers experience of professional football, give them enough competitive time every season and bring out the best when they reach the age of 13 as this is the age when kids become ready to be professional footballers," Deka said.

"We want to provide those seven crucial years to our children which is often missed out because of lack of such youth leagues," Deka added.

Schools, clubs, societies, companies, individuals of greater Guwahati area can participate in the league by forming teams of the given age categories under rules and regulations laid down by AIFF.

is a by the AIFF, ratified by its in March last year.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 21:15 IST