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Football Delhi signs three-year partnership contract with JSW Sports

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today signed a partnership contract with for the development of the game in the Capital.

As part of the deal, will be the principal of Delhi, the governing body for the sport in the Capital, for the next three years.

The partnership was jointly announced by and

As part of the deal, will fund the salaries of the Football administrative staff and other support staff.

Recently, has hired professional staff in different roles -- technical, marketing, and management. A full-time professional and paid has been appointed.

said, "We are thrilled to have JSW as the Principal of We are very happy that JSW shares our vision for improving football in Delhi.

"We have grand plans and strategy for football in Delhi but need help and support of as many to ensure that Delhi becomes a model football state by 2021."

Football Delhi has already announced some initiatives this year. The Delhi FA launched the in May, and the (Under-9 and Under-11) last month. Now this partnership with JSW could be a huge boost for the association.

"We are proud to with Football Delhi," Jindal said.

"We all know that football in Delhi has a glorious past but steps have to be taken to improve the game in the capital. We are confident that the able leadership of Football Delhi will ensure that football takes giant strides in the years to come."

He also mentioned the connection between his organisation and Football Delhi, which points towards Delhi boy The captain has played in Delhi earlier. Now he plies his trade with JSW-owned

Chhetri's birthday on August 3 is being celebrated as Football Delhi Day.

is the sports arm of the Other than owning ISL side Bengaluru FC, the company also owns Haryana Steelers in the Pro and lso a 50 per cent stake in IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:05 IST