Imphal June 19,
Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) in conjunction with Ukhrul Football Club launched the District Level 7-a-side (under-12) Baby League Football Cup 2019 at Ukhrul today. The Baby League to be conducted from 18-22 June 2019 has been widely received by the locals.
The first match kicked off in the morning amidst cheering parents and excited supporters. A total of 6 teams have registered for participation in the tournament. It is worth mentioning that the Assam Rifles has been instrumental in reinforcing the football culture of Ukhrul District. The inaugural Baby League was organised by Assam Rifles under the banner of Late Major Bob Khathing Football Tournament in February 2019. Since then there has been great anticipation from young players for next edition of the tournament.
The Assam Rifles has also been offering sports scholarships to budding talent. This tournament will further promote the sports culture in Ukhrul district and encourage the efforts of local clubs like Ukhrul Football Club in harnessing young talent.