KESC Football Youth Development Project
KESC has been playing a dynamic role for evolving football players and emerging future stars for Pakistan. KESC is not only promoting football across the country by organizing big Tournament such as KESC-Super football League but we are also focusing on youth on grass root level for this objective, since 2009 up to now KESC has organized 02 District Football league for youth in Karachi.
Lyari has always been a HUB of legend football players and producing talented players for national level. It is one of KESC’s objectives to hunt such a great talent from Lyari and show them off football through media on national level.
In the recent past KESC organized KESC-Lyari League and gave a platform to the youth of Lyari to depict their skills and talent in football. This eye catching tournament was broadcasted live on sports channel.
Consequently, KESC efforts eventually came up what KESC meant from it. 13 young players have been selected on the basis of this tournament for Pakistan Under-14 National team and the credit for this goes to KESC.
These young players are currently at a football camp for the Under 14 Pakistan team which is going to participate in the under 13 AFC tournament in Iran. The coach for this team is KESC’s football team Manager Mr. Hassan Baloch.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE PAST
KESC–Lyari League recognized 11 underprivileged children who were selected for the Pakistan U14 team.
9 players went on to represent the Pakistan team at the under 14 championships held in Iran. Were the team came 3rd.
Some of these players then went on to win the Under 16 SAFF championship held in Nepal, were the team defeated India in the final.
The captain of Under 16 team Munir, was the captain of the winning team in the KESC Lyari League.
The top scorer of Under 16 team Manzoor, participated in the KESC District League.
- KESC YOUTH CAMP & FOOTBALL LEAGUE – 2009
KESC organized a talent hunt competition in June. A large number of children participated in this talent hunt from five districts of Karachi. (East, West, South, Central and Malir). Fifty children were selected from each district, to participate in the KESC football youth camp. The youth camp was supervised by AFC qualified coaches.
All kits, balls and training accessories were provided by KESC sports marketing department
The youth camp led to the KESC youth League. Every district entered two teams in this league. Hence, a total of ten teams played against each other, with a total of 20 games, including home and away matches, which lasted two months.
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